The worst drought in decades, and Cape Town’s water crisis, has made international news in the media.
The reality now is very restricted usage for every individual, every household, every community, with not a drop of fresh potable, or used (grey) water going to waste.
At HOPE Africa, one of our major concerns has been the impact on vulnerable schools, and the children who attend those schools. Intshinga Primary School in the township of Gugulethu outside Cape Town is one of these schools.
The heart-warming news is that we’ve had donations of water storage tanks for schools – but many of them stand empty for lack of money to connect them to roof gutters to collect any rain that should fall.
At Intshinga Primary, if the winter rains come this year, the donated tanks could be filled with water that is harvested from the school’s roofs. This would mean that toilets could be flushed, and food gardens could be kept alive and productive. Both would be such a blessing in these critical times.
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]