South African Disaster
Relief & Prevention
our focus areas
There is a need for ‘COMMUNITY RESILIENCE’ and a national alignment of established organisations, NGO’s and people who have been operating in this space so that accurate and measurable results can be reported to secure sustainable funding.
Heal Our Land is not an entity but a “bottom-up awakening,” a paradigm shift of collaboration.
The disaster in KwaZulu Natal in South Africa, activated Heal Our Land’s response into existence, and was mainly started due to food riots and social unrest.
The Unrest was thankfully stopped by what has been referred to as “generosity meeting violence, unity behind generosity meeting disunity.”
The initiating factors to the Heal our Land’s involvement were:
- Prayer for the Nation, Leaders, and the Community.
- Passion for ethics, values, and clean living.
- Relevance: Food riots that were stopped by “generosity meeting violence.”
- Presence – Social unrest that were stopped by “unity meeting disunity.”
role of heal our land
- We want to heal our land by disaster response and disaster prevention by building resilient communities.
- We will build resilient communities by fanning the flame of those already working towards that aim, moving at the pace of trust.
- A pre-condition to this is:
- That we build trust, not territory – moving at the pace of trust.
- Collaborate with a practitioner: Shared vision, challenges/needs, and resources.
- That we share our excellence and submit our shortcomings to the excellence of our partners.
- Offer funders opportunities to fund entities that are established, effective and that have the capability to provide accurate and meaningful reporting.
- Provide evidence, research, feasibility studies that support existing methodologies that solve the issue.
- Offer an accurate outline of the resources needed, distribution channels, target areas, and groups.
- Collectively offer accountability, scalability, and measurability for actions and resources.
- Collectively offer a hands-on approach and an accurate understanding of the needs in grass-root communities, towns, and cities – economic empowerment and reconciliation.
- Collectively offering a structure for the allocation of resources working effectively towards community resilience.
- Collectively offering capacity building on a local and national level but remain operationally involved in the local community
- Coordination, collaboration, and the coordination of hearts and minds.