Africa Works

The Africa Works project is about creating economic change through income-generating and skills-development initiatives such as welding, car mechanics, woodwork, vegetable gardening, bag making and crochet. The vision is to break the cycle of unemployment by giving a 'hand-up, not a hand-out'.

Since the project started, hundreds of people have been trained; many going on to find full time employment, and their products, which are top-quality, are now exported. Africa Works aims to create skills transfer activities that are SETA accredited, and a job portal is envisioned where jobs are sourced, and people from the community then matched to those jobs.

Rose-Act Saturday School

Rose-Act is based at the Central Johannesburg College, Alexandra Campus, where more than 250 students each year, from Grades 4-9 are taught Mathematics and English.

The primary aim of Rose-Act is to provide academic support; regularly rewarding students for achievement throughout the year, as well as at an annual Awards Day. Rose-Act also provides social and spiritual enrichment, which impacts the wellbeing of the students. This is achieved through holiday clubs, an annual camp and extra mural activities such as a Christian Youth Group, chess group etc. The school also encourages the growth of students' self-belief, and nurtures hope for a meaningful future.

Ikhaya Lomusa

Situated in Marlboro Gardens on the fringe of Alexandra, is a residential centre that strives for excellent holistic care to vulnerable, abused, orphaned and neglected children.

Ikhaya Lomusa means 'Home of Grace'. The home provides an opportunity for each child to reach his or her potential physically, intellectually, emotionally, socially and spiritually, so that they can live independently and become contributing members of society as adults.

The Centre's services include therapeutic, developmental, recreational, and educational programmes. A full-time teacher is responsible for ensuring that the children are assisted to achieve academically. Some require home schooling until they can fit into mainstream schooling.

orphans and vulnerable children

The CHH program focuses on orphaned and vulnerable children living in Alex. While some have a relative or caring adult somewhere in the community, most still live in desperate situations.

The project team fully assesses each child and household to determine the best possible care plan, coordinating with schools, authorities and helping organizations in Alex in order to best meet these children's needs. Through gospel-centered love, care, practical concern and comprehensive programming, it is hoped that each child will be able to break the cycle of victimization and have a solid foundation on which to build a healthy and fulfilled life.

Needs addressed range from nurturing, counselling, basic material provision (food, clothing, shelter and health-care) to school assistance, job training assistance, and recreation opportunities.

Aganang Support Group

Aganang is a support group which meets weekly in Alexandra to provide spiritual & emotional support for those infected & affected by HIV&AIDS. The goal is to help members to cope with the prevalence of this epidemic in their community, to improve their general quality of life, to live positively, & give them the courage & information to disclose their status where necessary.

Home Based Care

The Home Based Care team visit the sick & dying in their shacks in Alex. Nursing, advice, comfort & prayer are provided as well as assistance in getting the medical care that the patients need.

Granny Support Groups

Grandmother-Headed Households remain the norm in Alexandra where they have lost or buried their children and become parents once again. They are the unsung heroes of communities, and fill in the family gap as nurturers for the next generation. The vision for the Support Group is to provide a place where Grannies in Alexandra can be cared for, encouraged and supported, so that they can carry their unexpected and untimely burden effectively. They are also taught skills like crocheting, sewing & beading which assists them to supplement their income to support their families.

Ignition

This project aims to ignite the future dreams of township matriculants by equipping them for meaningful employment through education and mentoring. Hard working, motivated individuals are empowered with opportunities to study beyond grade 12 & develop technical skills.

KidzAct

KidzAct provides children with learning difficulties with support, counselling & play therapy. The children receive nourishment & practical tools to achieve their potential. "I was not able to learn properly. The teacher said it is because I have had a lot of trauma in my life. I was doing really badly but since coming to KidzAct, I have improved. They help with homework & I have been able to talk to someone about my problems. Before that I didn't tell anyone about what happened".

Knox

Knox constitutes a small group of adults who live in Alex who meet together on a Saturday to receive life coaching. Knox (formerly the "School of hard knocks") is aimed at men & women who by way of their circumstances are without formal employment and little opportunity to get work and provide for their families. Entrepreneurs and business minded individuals support them through their life challenges with counsel and encouragement.

Yard by Yard

A program aimed at holistically uplifting micro-communities (yards) in Alexandra township by appropriating volunteers from more privileged environments & showing community members how to use their own skills & assets to better their living conditions.

Ignition

This project aims to ignite the future dreams of township matriculants by equipping them for meaningful employment through education and mentoring. Hard working, motivated individuals are empowered with opportunities to study beyond grade 12 & develop technical skills.

KidzAct

KidzAct provides children with learning difficulties with support, counselling & play therapy. The children receive nourishment & practical tools to achieve their potential. "I was not able to learn properly. The teacher said it is because I have had a lot of trauma in my life. I was doing really badly but since coming to KidzAct, I have improved. They help with homework & I have been able to talk to someone about my problems. Before that I didn't tell anyone about what happened".

Knox

Knox constitutes a small group of adults who live in Alex who meet together on a Saturday to receive life coaching. Knox (formerly the "School of hard knocks") is aimed at men & women who by way of their circumstances are without formal employment and little opportunity to get work and provide for their families. Entrepreneurs and business minded individuals support them through their life challenges with counsel and encouragement.

Yard by Yard

A program aimed at holistically uplifting micro-communities (yards) in Alexandra Township by appropriating volunteers from more privileged environments & showing community members how to use their own skills & assets to better their living conditions.

community development

Donations

  1. Vaughan Patterson

    21 October 2015

    R2,000
  2. Julie Gallagher

    18 June 2015

    R1,500
  3. Anna Waite

    9 June 2015

    R500
48 Donations