If you’d been with us at St Paul’s Primary School . . .
 

. . . you would have felt as heartsore as we did, seeing what the children were wearing on their feet.

They ranged from battered old hand-me-down Wellington boots, to flimsy canvas casuals, to actual shoes which were long past their ‘wear by’ date.

Uppers and soles had parted company and toes were caught between them. Backs were folded down so that a foot could still be pushed into a too small size. Straps and buckles were missing, and some soles were cracked in half.

St Paul’s Primary School has been nurturing the children of Faure near Cape Town for 100 years.

Faure was once a successful farming area, but fortunes have changed. Families who have lived and worked on the farms for generations are now unemployed, and live under constant threat of being evicted from their humble homes.

Children’s school shoes may seem very ordinary to you and to me, but for families living here, they’re a luxury.

HOPE Africa very much wants to change that – even if it can be only once.

With Christmas not far off, we’re asking if you could please help us buy school shoes for all St Paul’s children for the coming year?

These children only ever have one pair of shoes. Not only are they needed for walking long distances to and from school every day in all weathers – they’re also worn for sport, for going to church, and on any occasion when shoes are needed.

By now,we know you’ll see the very real need, and we’d so appreciate it if you’d be willing to help us – by clicking here to make your online gift.

It’ll mean so much to every boy and girl at St Paul’s to start the new school year in January wearing proper shoes. It’ll also mean so much to all of us.

It’s said that ‘good shoes take us to good places’. The children of St Paul’s desperately need good shoes to take them to the good place of their school. Please, will you help to make it possible by clicking here now?

Click here to learn more about St Pauls Primary School.



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REFLECTIONS – BEING AT HOME

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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

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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.
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NEW BOARD MEMBER!

HOPE Africa's Board of Directors welcomed a new face at last week's AGM.
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DIOCESE OF KIMBERLY AND KURUMAN

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