Keep The Energy is a community organisation that aims to combat the pandemic that is gender-based violence (GBV) against women, children and LGBTQIA+ persons.

The organisation was founded after the tragic death or Uyinene Mrwetyana in 2019. Their Facebook and Instagram pages have garnered nearly 100 000 followers, and they continue to share the stories of femicide victims across South Africa.

The organisation has been very active in raising funds for shelters that specifically act as a safe haven for abused women and children. Keep The Energy is pleading with the public to help these shelters recover from the restrictions of lockdown, which have seen a drop in funding.

Keep The Energy is actively seeking funding for The Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Children and The Frida Hartley shelter for destitute women and children.

“They are operating during lockdown and are currently feeling the economic strains of it. They are unable to continue business as usual and host fundraisers to fund their shelters. Please follow the link in our bio to donate towards these shelters. Any amount, as little as a R5, is welcome,” said the organisation.

“We at Keep The Energy aims to raise funds and split it between the two shelters. Please donate as much as you can and help us support these women and children.”

If you are in a position to make a contribution to help keep GBV survivors safe, please do so here: https://www.quicket.co.za/events/103724-keep-the-energy/#/

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Article written by

Imogen Searra