Pillar 1: Beneficiary – Life Link Kempton Park

Life Link is a non-profit organisation established in 2001, after realising that there was a growing need for a facility where teenagers or women faced with an unwanted pregnancy could go for information and help.

They provide:

  • Free pregnancy testing
  • Clarity on life before birth
  • Pregnancy crisis counselling
  • Pre- and post-adoption advice
  • Adoptions
  • Housing for women releasing their babies for adoption (Terms and conditions apply)
  • Post-abortion counselling
  • Support for single mothers
  • Friendly and understanding assistance

 

Pillar 2: Beneficiary – Comeback Mission

Established in 2006, Comeback Mission (CBM) was initiated by concerned people driven by a strong passion and desire to create change and give hope to their community and the surrounding communities affected by: Poverty, High School Dropouts, Alcohol & Drug Abuse, HIV/AIDS, Domestic Violence, Teenage Pregnancy, High Unemployment Rate and Single Parent Households.

CBM coordinates and facilitates united action to combat the social ills that destroy human life, dignity and integrity. Their aim is to bring about a sustainable, positive lifestyle change to the community at large.

They provide:

  • Food relief
  • A soup kitchen
  • The Hadassah Centre for Women
  • Substance abuse outpatient counselling
  • A youth development and mentor programme

 

Pillar 3: Beneficiary – Rays of Hope & Bredell Primary

 Rays of Hope started operating with one project in 1991 and has grown into a network of nine, community-based projects, focusing on unemployment, health care, education, and orphans & vulnerable children.

Over 1 000 people are impacted in total.  As such, the organisation is hands-on in Alexandra, Gauteng, having developed close relationships with community leaders, the police, high schools, the Alexandra Clinic and the Department of Social Development. These relationships have enabled the organisation to leverage appropriate assistance where available and necessary.

 Pillar 4: Beneficiary – Setshabelo

 Modimo ke Setshabelo is a fully functional after-care facility situated in the heart of Thokoza, Alberton. The facility was established by the Bedfordview Methodist Church along with the Thokoza Methodist Church in 2003, and aims to provide aid to orphaned children who have been affected by HIV/AIDS.

Setshabelo is the Sotho word for “refuge” or “sanctuary”, and is appropriate for the role they want to play in the lives of the children they work with. Their  motto, “We lift them up”, reflects their intent to positively impact on the lives of the children with whom they work in all spheres.

All the children enrolled in this project live in the area and come to the facility after school. They are assisted with their homework and also receive computer, life skills and mentorship training. The current facility has a kitchen, toilets, a computer room, class room, arts & crafts room, vegetable garden and the latest donation, tables and benches. Setshabelo has a team of care givers, kitchen and maintenance staff who see to the needs of the children on a daily basis.

MAKING A DIFFERENCE