Moving Beyond Charity: CAST
What is CAST?
The Church Alliance for Social Transformation (CAST) is a registered non-profit organisation that mobilises and equips local churches for compassionate action among the poor in their communities.
Since it was founded in 2009, CAST has been on a rapid growth curve now serving more than 4,500 needy people in our various programmes each month. CAST’s programme goals for each community we partner with include ending food insecurity, developing resilient youth, ensuring the proper cognitive development of every child, and increasing the monthly income in every household to a livable level.
Our programmes include:
• Relief Services (food & clothing)
• Sport & Youth Development (whole-life coaching, leadership camps, Life Orientation Resilience Programme, mentoring & youth ministry support)
• Education & Child Development (literacy programmes, after-school tutoring, holiday clubs, children’s ministry support & creative arts programmes)
• Business Development (training, forums, micro-loans, savings clubs & mentoring).
The programmes we run focus on uplifting and developing ten communities in the eThekwini and Ilembe districts: Mariannridge, Chesterville, Lamontville, Westville, Phoenix, Durban Inner-City, KwaDabeka, Noodsberg, Appelsbosch & Chibini.
CAST is empowering communities through providing these practical programmes that address social issues and can be implemented by local volunteers.
Our ultimate goal is to mobilise a thousand churches to end poverty in their communities by 2040.
If you would like to be part of the movement, contact CAST at:
Legal Status: CAST is a registered Trust IT No. 986/2011/PMB. It is also registered with the Department of Social Services as a non profit organisation: 085-077 NPO, and with SARS as a Public Benefit Organisation under Section 30 of the Income Tax Act. Donations made to the organisation are tax deductable under Section 18A (1)(a) of the Income Tax Act.