Will you help us to collect rainwater from our roof?
We recently visited Aunty Frida’s day care centre for little ones outside Cape Town and we knew we had to turn to our friends for help right away.
South Africa’s in the grip of one of our worst droughts in decades – and it’s hitting communities across the country. And it’s no different at this humble crèche.
Twenty-five children from this poor community come here every day – to learn, to play in safety and to have their only nutritious meals of the day while their parents are at work.
At the moment strict water restrictions are putting a strain on the water supply at the crèche. We’re sure you can imagine how much water’s needed for cooking, washing up, cleaning, toilet facilities and hand washing for 25 children.
And it doesn’t help that some days are sweltering – with temperatures reaching 40 degrees Celsius!
Every drop of water needs to be carefully used – and conserved. Because anyone who exceeds their daily water limit faces hefty fines – and that’s something Aunty Frida just can’t afford!
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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]