Victim Support Project (2002-2024)

Assisting victims of rape, abuse, and crime through resources, training and mentorship.

Latest project: Intervention through mentorship (June 2023 to current)

There are not many positive role models and mentors in the areas that the young girls come from, so some community leaders have taken it upon ourselves to become the change in the lives of these girls, and to be the positive role models and mentors that these youngsters so desperately need.

Through this intervention, so far, 84 grades 6 and 7 girls have benefitted from the programme (from June 2023 till present), and these girls are really motivated to become better citizens and to help eradicate poverty in their communities by staying in school and working hard.

* Papillon provides monetary gift vouchers and goods to this programme (2023-2024).

Community programmes (2020-2024)

*Papillon donated money and goods to a local NPO who counsels victims of rape, abuse, and crime (2019-2023).

*Papillon donated gift vouchers & goods to the local South African Police’s (SAPS) Victim Support Unit (2020-2022).

*Papillon donated gifts, chocolates, goodies and biscuits to the staff and volunteers of the local SAPS Victim Support Unit and to the staff of two other NPO’s in local community (2020-2022).

*SAPS’ party for orphan child (Papillon opened in prayer and message) (2022).

*SAPS’ ministering and counselling for grieving family (Papillon prayer, goods and ministering) (2022).

*SAPS’ Spiritual Crime Prevention launch (Papillon opened in prayer) (2022).

*SAPS’ Spiritual Crime Prevention meetings and committee work (2022).

*SAPS’ against gender violence (Papillon opened in prayer) (2021).

*SAPS’ team building day (Papillon opened in prayer) (2020).

Trauma training project (2015-2022)

Papillon crowd-funded for these internationally accredited workshops (CPD points) from 2015 to 2022, where participants applied for CPD points upon completion of the training. 1593 participants have completed the workshops during these 8 years, with workshops offered in South Africa, Africa and Ecuador.

Freshstart (2021)

A Freshstart initiative was held, from June to November 2021, for local NPO workers and the SAPS Victim support unit volunteers. They were given skills and tools to help themselves to experience mental and spiritual healing from trauma and stress, and to help others to experience this same freedom. These workshops ran for 2 hours once a week. Papillon organised the venues, invited the participants, had the booklets printed, provided the stationery and refreshments, and paid for the transport of the trainers.

Human Rights Project (2002-2008)

3146 persons were assisted by Papillon’s Human Rights Project & 1426 people attended the Human Rights Workshops organised by Papillon.

Education & Training (2002-2024)

Providing training courses and resources to community members.

Coding Training Project (2021-2023)

Papillon has partnered with another NPO to give free coding training to poor and disadvantaged youth and children. This is to offer the children a chance for their future. In 2020, Papillon placed brand new laptops for the pilot project which ran in 2021, and the pilot project was a great success. Other role players have now come on board and donated desktop and tablet computers so that more children and youth are being assisted. A weekly computer literacy and coding programme is now given, alongside a computer-based Mathematics programme.

School Library Project (2023)

Papillon donated funds to a local needy primary school, in a crime-ridden area, for their library project.

Previous Skills Training Projects (2002-2022) – see below ***

Papillon’s accredited training has seen 10 238 community members complete the accredited courses.

Computer Refurbishment Project (2007-2020)

1706 computers were refurbished and placed by Papillon at 94 centres – including NPO’s, clinics, schools, community projects, churches, prisons, and special needs schools in South Africa & Africa.

Distribution Project (2002-2024)

425 tons of goods (blankets, food, clothing, equipment, toys, sweets, end-of-year gifts, furniture, bedding, adult diapers, and other goods) have been distributed to needy communities across SA through community centres, NPO’s/NGO’s, churches, clinics, schools; and directly to needy families and individuals.

2002 = 1.2 tons; 2003 = 2.8 tons; 2004 = 3.4 tons; 2005 = 4.6 tons; 2006 = 5.2 tons; 2007 = 9 tons; 2008 = 25 tons; 2009 = 54.3 tons; 2010 = 64 tons; 2011 = 28 tons; 2012 = 62 tons; 2013 = 32 tons; 2014 = 14 tons; 2015 = 102 tons; 2016 = 13 tons; 2017 = 1 ton; 2018 to 2023 = 3.5 tons.

Latest distribution (2018-2024):

* Clothing and food to local street people (2023 and 2024).

* Bibles and Christian books to a local community church’s Bible School (2023).

* A Laminating Machine and laminating pockets for community work in local community (2023).

* Water, cooldrinks and clothing for the gardeners in the local village garden project (vegetable gardening for community feeding projects) (2023).

* Clothing to the local counselling centre (2023).

* Dog blankets and items to local animal rescue team (2022).

* Bags of clothes and kitchen equipment given to local counselling centre (2022).

* Bag of sweet and savoury biscuits, and food hamper bags for grieving family in farming community (lost son) (May 2022).

* Chocolate bars for Victim Support volunteers and female SAPS officers who attended kiddies party (2022).

* Goods to local animal welfare NPO (2022).

* Clothing and goods to the local counselling Centre (2022).

* Toys and sweets for children at children’s party for orphan child held by SAPS (March 2022).

* Fluffy toys to SAPS Victim Support (2022).

* 138 bottles of water given to local NPO for the children and youth. The quantities: 1 litre still (5 cases of 12) = 60 bottles; 500 ml flavoured (9 cases of 6) = 54 bottles; 500 ml flavoured (2 cases of 12) = 24 bottles (January 2022).

* Instruments donated to local children and youth music centre (2 guitars, 1 electronic piano, 2 guitar stands) (Sept 2021).

* Clothing and ornaments to local counselling centre for them to sell in their charity shop, and biscuits for the staff (August 2021).

* Dog food and dog blankets to the local animal welfare for rescued dogs & cats (August 2021).

* Easter goodies for the staff and volunteers of local NPO’s and the SAPS Victim Support Unit (March 2021).

* Christmas donation of boxes of chocolates and biscuits and R1000 in gift vouchers given to the a local home for disabled and special needs children on International Day of Persons with Disabilities (3 December 2020).

* Christmas biscuits and chocolates for staff & volunteers of the local counselling centre (Dec 2020).

* Apples (from a local farm) given to the children and youth of local youth centre (November 2020).

* Gifts given to the staff and volunteers of the SAPS Victim Support Unit, and two local NPO’s (October 2020).

* An almost new 2-in-1 Washer/Dryer Machine given to the local counselling Centre (October 2020).

* Baby blankets to SAPS Victim Support Unit (October 2020).

* Bags of women’s & men’s clothing & shoes to local counselling centre (June 2020).

* 1540 Children nappies purchased for local home for disabled children (March 2020).

* 140 Adult diapers/nappies arranged for local Old Age Home (Feb & June 2020).

* Apples (from a local farm) and lollipop sweets given to local kids programme (February 2020).

* Boxes of Biscuits, bags of Mielie meal, and bookmarks for the counsellors, staff and beneficiaries of the local counselling centre (February 2020).

* Boxes filled with toys, books and clothing (second-hand) given to local animal welfare” for rescued dogs and cats (December 2019).

* 2000 pairs of slippers, 202 towels and 6 grey fleece gowns distributed to the state-pension pensioners at an old age home and frail care centre (October 2019).

* Lollipop sweets given to needy children in local township (October 2019).

* Boxes biscuits donated to the local Home Affairs staff (October 2019).

* Boxes filled with blankets and bedding given to local animal welfare for rescued dogs and cats (August 2019).

* Boxes filled with clothing, bedding, curtains and other goods to the local counselling centre (August 2019).

* Mandela Day 2019: Sweet and toy packets for 60 children at local primary school; and chocolates and biscuits for the teachers and staff of the school (July 2019). Papillon donated refurbished computers to this school too.

* Seven (7) large refuse bags of clothing divided between a local Old Age Home and township communities (2018).

* Papillon contributed towards the party for 50 needy children in local township (16 December 2018) by donating the individual packets of crisps for the party packs; as well as the sausages for the hotdogs.

* Papillon was invited to unveil a Cancer Remembrance Wall at a local school, with the wall painted by a local artist. Papillon also participated in the opening of their new Computer Centre and School Hall (2018). Papillon donated refurbished computers to this school too.

* 9540 quality imported adult diapers/nappies were distributed (2018) to 8 local NPO’s (for their beneficiaries), as well as to hundreds of individual community members at various distribution points.

Feeding project (2002-2024)

Feeding (2002-2024)

* Papillon gave gift vouchers for the food for local poor elderly persons for their Christmas lunch (2023)

* Papillon bought food for food parcels for the children and their families in a local primary school (2023).

* Papillon bought fruit and biscuits for the children who had to be rehoused due to their school flooding (2023).

* Papillon crowdfunded money and donated it to the feeding of poor and disadvantaged school children at a local NPO (2021-2023).

* Papillon funded a local NPO’s Feed-A-Family Campaign with 545 bales of nutritional porridge. Each bale having 80 servings, amounting to 43 636 meals in three towns at 21 schools in one area, and 5 schools in another area (2020).

*Papillon partnered with a local soup kitchen by providing money for them to purchase food (May to August 2020).

*Food and bottled water handed out to hungry destitute people on the streets (Dec 2018-April 2020).

*Mercy Flight – 50 food parcels were distributed to destitute people on 30 Dec 2019.

*Papillon was appointed as the food distributor for Masterchef (MNet TV programme) for all food utilized in the making of the programme in 2012 and 2013. MasterChef reality MNet show donated all left over unopened dry-goods, dairy, and fresh produce to Papillon who distributed this food to N.P.O’s and Community Projects in the Gauteng and Western Cape Provinces. This food amounted to over a Million Rand’s worth of goods, with thousands fed.

2012 – 15 truckloads to 22 NPO’s (14 Projects in the Cape & 8 Projects in Gauteng)

2013 – 27 truckloads to 62 NPO’s (41 Projects in the Cape & 21 Projects in Gauteng)

*Soup kitchen (2002-2007): 144 618 persons fed (**bread with meals) (24 103 per year x 6 years).

*Bread distribution (2002-2006): 37 500 loaves to schools & feedings schemes & for Papillon’s feeding.

Annual Tea Parties at Old-Age Homes (2002-2017)

Papillon held annual tea parties at different Old-Age Homes. Papillon and its members organised the cake and eats for each home.

Children Project (2002-2024)

*Annual Mandela day outreach for children 2002-2023.

*Papillon donated gift vouchers to a local NPO working with disabled special needs children (2020).

*Papillon hosted annual end-of-year presents (2002-2018) [9098 presents in total for 17 years].

*Papillon organized annual children outings (2002-2016).

*10 Special needs youth received University of JHB Waiter Training (UJ certificates) (2008).

*Papillon organized Anger Management workshops for 30 high school students (2005).

*Papillon trained 35 youth in English (2004).

Other Previous Training Projects *** (2002 – 2022)

Trauma Training Project (CPD points) 2015-2022

Freshstart (at SAPS station & local NPO) 2021

ICDL E-Learner (MICT SETA Accreditation) July 2009-Sep 2018

ICDL Intermediate (Core) (MICT SETA Accreditation) 2006-2017

ICDL Advanced (Profile) (MICT SETA Accreditation) 2015-2017

ICDL Project Planning (ICDL Accredited) 2013-2014

Wits University English language training (levels 1-3) 2002-2014

English language basics 2002

SETA Project Management Advanced level 4 (SETA) 2012

SETA Project Management Fundamentals level 4 (SETA) 2011-2012

SAGE Pastel Training (Pastel Accreditation) 2008-2010

PC & Web basic (Laragh Skills Training certificate) 2007-June 2009

University of JHB Waiter Training (UJ certificate) 2008

Papillon typing 2006

Wits University P & DM basic computers (Wits certificate) 2004-2006

Papillon Anger Management 2005

Wits University Project Management (Wits certificate) 2004

Papillon Youth English 2004

Harrison Development Tennis 2004

Papillon sewing and knitting 2002-2003

Human Rights training 2002-2008