Will you help to give them the wings they need to fly?
We’re sure you’ll agree that children are precious gifts from God . . . and they need to be nurtured and loved to thrive.
We can’t imagine any child who doesn’t dream of a bright, happy future. Yet as sad as it is . . . in rural townships in the far north of South Africa, youngster’s dreams are born and die in places like this.
It’s hard enough for them to live each day in shacks made from rusted iron and mud. But imagine them not knowing where their next meal will come from.
It’s devastating to say the least . . . yet it’s a daily reality for so many of the young children we met in this small settlement.
But – although dry and dreary – all hope’s not lost in this community . . . HOPE lives at Mama Ruth’s drop-in centre, where she cares for orphaned and vulnerable children.
Her centre’s not only a place where the youngsters can have a hot meal, it’s also where they receive the love and support of people who believe in them – and their dreams.
It’s up to us to help these boys and girls to flourish despite the odds stacked against them. Please say you’ll help?
Your Bright Sparks Bursary Sponsorship will give young boys and girls a chance to receive homework support at the centre – and a nutritious meal each day.
Your gift will also give them a fighting chance to make something of their future. You know as well as we do that education can be the most powerful tool for change . . . so please make this change possible with your gift made by clicking here now.
And if you do, we promise you that these little ones will also soon have stationery, crayons, books, pencils and educational toys . . . everything that’s needed to stimulate young minds.
And what’s more, if enough of our friends join together we’ll be able to buy some child sized tables and chairs so that they don’t have to sit on the floor.
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]