Pillar 1: Child & Adult welfare
Since inception we have been an integral part of the Bredell Primary daily feeding scheme and are responsible for a significant part of the monthly grocery supply required for the feeding scheme.
In addition to this we are active partners of the Benoni Inner-city Ministry team and provide them with food and hygiene supplies on a quarterly basis.
Trail running takes Allison and her husband Rhys to some remote and beautiful mountain regions in our country. One such place is Pondoland which is located in the coastal belt of the Eastern Cape, it is the former territory of the Pondo Kingdom.
After their run in 2019, Allison and Rhys felt lead to adopt this community as a Pillars of Hope beneficiary. Since the adoption Pillars of Hope has been instrumental in the refurbishment of the local school as well as providing assistance with the daily community feeding scheme.
Pillar 2: Education and Skills
We are currently involved in a number of students and these include;
Bredell Primary: Remedial Class
- Remedial class volunteering every Tuesday between 9-12pm
- Provision of educational materials
Maranatha Christian School: Lydia Mosehla
- Adopted Lydia in 2019 as a student at Maranatha
- Monthly contribution to her school fees, learning materials, uniform and other basic needs
University of Cape Town: Musa & Sphiwe Chauke 4th year medicine students
- Part of the Pillars of Hope programme since 2016
- Assistance with monthly rent
- Contribution towards other living expenses
- Coaching and mentoring
- Students maintain a 75% pass rate
University of Fort Hare: Tendai Midzi
- Contribution towards final year study fees in order to obtain degree
- Support with monthly fees
- Coaching and mentoring
University of Potchefstroom: Dumisane Mkwanazi
- Contribution towards sports scholarship readiness
- Currently studying Economics & informatics at Potch, working towards the prospect of playing golf in the US
Pillar 3: Support for Holistic Substance Abuse Rehabilitation
We have partnered with Comeback Mission a rehabilitation ministry located in Eldorado Park and Rays of Hope located in Alex.
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.
For more information on Comeback Mission, please visit; www.comeback.co.za
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.
For more information on Rays of Hope, please visit; www.raysofhope.co.za
Pillar 4: Prayer & Counseling
Our partnership with Life Link has grown from strength to strength. Since, 2016 we contribute the monthly expenses. Dorel volunteers at the centre and have become key part of the volunteer team. After much prayer and following due process in 2019 the centre moved into their brand new premises in Kempton Park.
Life Link has developed into more than an alternate to abortion centre, it now hosts a number of upliftment programs for young mothers including; “learn to earn”. The program is centred equipping young mothers with CV preparation, how to dress for a job interview, spiritual development and most importantly how to care for their babies.
For more information on the Life Link centre, please visit; www.lifelink.co.za
Apart from these primary projects, from time to time Pillars of Hope do get involved in additional once off community project where there is a need. Should you require assistance in this regard, kindly contact us.