Rosanne van Zalingen
WHY was BOOST founded
Rosanne had a vulnerable childhood and had to deal with many obstacles on her journey. In her younger days, she was bullied, assaulted and had to deal with cancer in her close circle and immediate family. As a result of this she found herself in a situation of pure exhaustion, mental anguish and burnout, in addition having to cope with an eating disorder and intermittent bouts of depression.
Instead of these obstacles and periods of adversity creating a long term negative influence on her life, Rosanne decided to take the lessons and the strength she had taken from the experiences and build from them for a positive and impactful future.
With this as the ethos of how she conducted her life, she felt empowered to create a circle where everyone could be just who they wanted to be. The modern Tech driven, Social media focused world is only serving to deepen these issues, Meaning many children are suffering depression, Anxiety and loneliness and BOOST’s aim is to help combat this “Tech Pandemic”
When Rosanne was 12 years old she was already employing children within her local village. She wanted to help and empower them to always be free and express themselves, and wanted to be a role model and an example of how to deal with life’s challenging obstacles and to grow and learn from past experiences.
At 26 she strived to empower and inspire the health and wellbeing of others who had followed a similar life path. Giving them the ability to learn and grow and helping them become the owner of their future success through development and leadership programmes.
In 2018 BOOST the World was launched to uplift the youth of the world with 2 primary goals:
- creating an e-growing platform (how to deal with life’s challenges and adversities).
- uplifting communities focusing on youth with supporting eco villages in poor countries.
In 2019 we built the first school and eco garden project in South Africa. Our Vision now is to impact the World with the 1111 eco villages project.
BEHIND THE FOUNDATION
According to this measure, 226.7 million people are starving in Africa. The countries most affected by extreme poverty and hunger in Africa are mainly those located south of the Sahara – meaning that 40% to 50% of people live below the poverty line, (a daily income on average below $1.25).
According to UN data, 165 million children worldwide are too small for their age, or stunted, due to chronic malnutrition.
3.2 million children under the age of 5 die each year in sub-Saharan Africa – that’s about half of the world’s deaths in this age group.
The sub-Saharan child mortality rate is one of the highest in the world, with one in nine children dying before the age of 5.
Our purpose is to reduce suffering through the improvement of conditions faced within these hunger zones across the world, kick-starting in Africa. Building Eco Villages for small communities will assist them to develop their local economies and provide a better environment to live in and ultimately a sustainable future. The eco community model provides a holistic approach to an empowerment and learning program, which partners with local businesses to build, maintain and sustain the community.
Boost the World is not your average foundation because we run programs for people to come and give of their time to empower others with their knowledge, we don’t only want money, but wish to partner with global companies and individuals who can provide us a world class service to assist the less fortunate. We utilise 95% of all capital raised for the community projects and can provide transparency to all financial documentation requested.
You can make a difference, you can be an owner of the change required to make the world a better place, you can feel like you are making a difference in someone’s life, we can measure that. So can we count on you to, feed, educate and build a community within a nation of change, we are moving, are you coming with us……..?