Current Services

Through our unique combination of educational classes, spiritual and material support we are striving to teach the people, especially women and children, to live a self-sustained life and to develop themselves as fully as possible.

Our current services involve:
– Crèche (2 – 6 years, incl. Grade R Class)
– Sponsor eight Outreach Crèches & Pre Schools
– Drop-In Centre for HIV / AIDS infected / affected mothers and children
– After Care Programme, incl. feeding scheme and educational classes
– Food & herb garden
– Sewing Class, incl. weekly workshop on life skills
– Support Groups (HIV / AIDS; Granny headed households; Single Parents)
– Poverty Alleviation, e.g. classes on gardening and a self-sustained life
– Youth Centre – Youth empowerment program 4 days a week (Mon – Thu)

 Future Planning

* Youth: In 2012 we started a youth centre for young people between the ages of 18 and 35 years.  We noticed that they have not been included in any services provided by the Government. In this Centre they meet people who listen to their ideas and dreams, take them  seriously and treat them with respect. At present 25 young people come to the project twice weekly and they are very eager to develop themselves. We will continue to develop this project throughout the coming years. Since we builded the LAPA and a small classroom, the Youth Centre has it’s own home.

* SustainabilityAs we had a civil engineer visiting the project, who specialises in sustainable eco-building assess our use of energy and water.  He looked at where we get our energy and water from and the costs.  He wrote a report with suggestions as to how we can become more sustainable.  This will include the use of bio-gas, re-cycling of water and solar heating. Since then we are sending out proposals and raising funds in order to be able to implement at least some of the suggestions.  We will definately continue to develop this project in the next few years to come.

Solar energy is maybe the first step that we can realize.

Small Business development: We are constantly made aware of the high level of unemployment in our area and often feel that the help we are offering to the community is just a drop in the ocean.  In 2017 we started to look into offering training in starting up small businesses. We are looking at training opportunities for the youth and if possible sent them back to school. For this we closely work together with Sisiza-Ukusiza Pty

* Building: We started building and are looking forward to increase the amount of accomodation for the children. As a project we have to deal with the growing amount of children coming to the project (currently 1156 children registered) and therefore we also have to extend the amount of services. Therefore, next to the steel structure LAPA for our events, we builded a new classroom, and are currently looking at new toilets, a shower and a flat for our care giver.

* Education Initiative: As part of our commitment with regards to education, we are working together with our partner SISIZA-UKUSIZA to look at possibilities for our Youth to go back to school and have a diploma / certificate. This helps them to create more opportunities for themselves. The Education initiative started in 2015 and since then we where able to sent some students to school, either to re-do their Matric Exam or start new education at one of the colleges in the area.