Around 8 000 children attend these clubs in and around Cape Town! And even though they’re run by trained volunteers, attendance is free – so you can imagine the cost to us.
In order to offer the children a wide range of sports and games, we’ll have to buy new equipment – and replace old and worn out equipment.
We give each child a pack of printed lessons, life skills information, Bible studies and worksheets. A nourishing meal is also provided – and in these days of our crippling drought and water crisis, each child will need a bottle of water.
Depending on sponsorship, Andrew’s hoping to attend the club again this year. He loves the fact that ‘you can have fun as a Christian’. And the food means so much to him. He sums it up by saying, “I’m so grateful to all the sponsors”.
One of the greatest stories ever told never actually happened. It was fiction. But we know that fiction may speak truths in the clearest and most convincing [and convicting] manner possible. The story is the parable that Jesus told of THE PRODIGAL SON. [more]
A SMALL CHANGE
At our recent Strategic Planning HOPE Africa decided to change the last word in our full name from Health, Opportunity, Partnership, Employment to Empowerment. This was done to reflect what our work is currently all about. While we feel that employment is important, we rather empower and equip people with the necessary skill to find employment.
LAUNCH OF WE WILL SPEAK OUT SOUTH AFRICA
We Will Speak Out is a coalition committed to demonstrating, mobilising, and equipping leadership to end the pain of sexual violence across the world. We recognize that together, we need to speak out against sexual violence and break the silence that exists. Let us join hands and work together to change this story forever. [more]
THEOLOGICAL EDUCATION SUNDAY
18 August 2013
The Church is calling on each of the four million Anglicans living in Southern Africa to make an investment in the future of the church by supporting theological education. [more]
NEW BOARD MEMBER!
HOPE Africa's Board of Directors welcomed a new face at last week's AGM. [more]
DIOCESE OF KIMBERLY AND KURUMAN
An enthusiastic HOPE Africa team visited the Diocese of Kimberley and Kuruman from 24-26 July to distribute blankets and food parcels to seven project sites benefitting from our partnership with the Independent Development Trust (IDT). [more]