Start a Village Project in Your Community

The Village project cannot exist without volunteers becoming involved in their communities.


Volunteers can consist of church home cell groups, a circle of friends, individuals with extra time on their hands, family members or philanthropists already working in their communities.


Some individuals have the organisational skills, other have the time and some have the resources. If everyone in your group has a passion for the needy and feel want to make a change in this world, you have a winning team!

Let's get you going


  1. Get your group together and determine your strength pool. Ideally your group needs the following roll players (more than one duty can also be fulfilled by the same individual):

  • Convener / Team leader – the person who will champion your project group

  • Administration controller – in charge of generating funds

  • Crèche liaisons member – support and train the crèche personnel

  • Data controller – to capture the data once per month and send to the SWF head office

  • Logistics coordinator – order and receive StartWell cereal and distribute to schools.

2. Contact Yolandi van der Wath to set up a Google Meets training session.

3. Identify one or more ECD’s in your local community.

4. Launch your project and start to get proper food to the children you now support.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How will we generate income?

There are lots of ways of raising funds - for example donations and fundraising projects. Remember, all donors are entitled to receive an 18A certificate when donating to a NPO. Companies use this for the BEE grading so many are very keen to support a good trustworthy cause and get their 18 A certificates at the same time. The Inani StartWell Foundation will issue these certificate to your donors.

Can I champion the project on my own?

Yes. As a solo philanthropist you can roll out your own project and do everything yourself.

Can we as church implement the Village project as one of our church projects?

Yes. Churches normally have eager volunteers passionate about serving their community. Church members trust the institution and will easily donate towards a worthy cause such as the Village Project.

What is the minimum and maximum number of schools a project team can support?

As few as one school, and as many as your capacity, time and budget allows.

Is the project limited to pre-schools and ECD’s?

Yes. The critical growth years are from birth to 5 years of age. To successfully intervene and prevent stunting, the first 1000 days in a child’s life are essential. The growth capture data is also designed to monitor children within this age group and by monitoring their monthly growth, children with potential stunting problems can be identified as early as possible.

Is our project group limited to supply only the StartWell meal?

Yes and No. Within the understanding of children’s nutritional needs, additional food such as eggs and milk products can be supplied. The Village Project management team will address this during your training. But these extra foods need to be in addition to the daily portion of the StartWell meal.