Non-profits we partner with:
“iKhethelo, or Makaphutu as it was formerly known, was founded about 20 years ago, in a private home in Durban in response to the growing AIDS pandemic and plight of street children. It is not a stereotypical orphanage but instead tries to create a healthy home environment within each cottage, which itself is part of a loving, vibrant, safe village community. iKhethelo has six cottages functioning as family units. Each family unit consists of a housemother caring for a group of eight children, as in a natural family.
We endeavour to provide the following for our children:
A place of safety and unconditional love, as well as foundation for life rooted in infinite value of the individual, generosity of spirit, integrity, justice and unity in community. Along with that, we endeavour to provide a future of great potential through excellence in education, life skills, character and leadership development. While Makaphutu’s original mission was focused entirely on the specific children under its care, iKhethelo’s impact on vulnerable children and young adults in the surrounding communities of KwaNyuswa and Embo is now considerable.
When was the last time you drove to the Tala Game Reserve? Did you ever notice the clusters of white houses with green roofs on the top of the neighboring hill? Those houses are home to 120 kids, teens, caregivers and various staff who live at Lily of the Valley Children’s Village.
Over the 23 years that Lily has been around, our focus has changed from saving physical lives to sending young adults out as independents who love Jesus. This is not a simple task as many of our kids face the challenges of overcoming trauma, HIV, and abandonment (in addition to all of the normal issues that other kids battle). We are lucky to have committed staff and volunteers who invest their energy into counseling, teaching and raising these children! Please join us in prayer for the children at Lily that they would grow to follow Jesus and leave here as courageous leaders.
Turning Point is an outreach that aims to reach the homeless and destitute living on the city streets in the Point Area of Durban. Events take place on selected Saturday mornings, where volunteers help serve 400 homeless men, women and children a delicious meal and remind them that there is hope despite their seemingly hopeless situation. Turning Point is not a soup kitchen, but rather it is an opportunity for Christ followers to share the love of Jesus with others and pray for miracles of healing and salvation – which have happened & will continue to happen, all for God’s glory! We also provide fun activities for the kids in a Kids Ministry area, and an encouraging message of hope is shared by different guest speakers and Pastors. Turning Point relies on the help of it’s many wonderful volunteers, without which this outreach would not be possible. We hope to see you soon!
The Ark KZN is situated in Cliffdale, KZN. It is a shelter for homeless and destitute men. The shelter offers accommodation, three meals a day, clothing and spiritual guidance. Registered as a volunteer association, The Ark KZN was established to fill the void left by other projects which had come to an end in the urban areas of Durban and surrounds. Although they do not qualify as a half-way house or rehabilitation center, they do offer individuals an opportunity to regain their sense of purpose and meaning in life. They help change their outlook on their circumstances. Their dedicated team uplifts, encourages and educates folk in the ongoing struggles of life, all based on Christian principles.
Founded in 1990 as a ministry of the Hillcrest Methodist Church, the Hillcrest AIDS Centre Trust (HACT) is a registered Non-Profit organisation based in Hillcrest. HACT’s mission is to provide unconditional love and hope to all those impacted by HIV/AIDS through sustainable interventions including prevention, care, community outreach and economic empowerment. Our geographical focus area is the semi-rural and poverty-torn communities of the Valley of 1000 Hills region of KwaZulu-Natal – one of the epicentres of the HIV/AIDS pandemic where HIV prevalence is estimated to be as high as 60% in some communities.
HACT’s vision is an AIDS-free Valley of 1000 Hills and all our projects work towards this dream. We adopt a holistic and family-centric approach to tackling the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Our current projects include: a 24-bed Respite Unit providing care and support to over 250 patients a year who are in advanced stages of AIDS. (Approximately 70% of our patients recover to the extent they can return home to their families, thanks to the love and care provided by our dedicated team.), a Prevention Programme that provides targeted care and support to over 1000 orphaned and vulnerable children, a Gogo Support Groups Programme that supports, trains and empowers over 2000 grannies, many of whom are caring for their orphaned grandchildren and Woza Moya- our economic empowerment project which trains and supports over 350 local crafters and artists.
The aim of Project Dignity is to reduce absenteeism and dropout rates in schools and increase opportunities for girls to complete their education with dignity.
Subz Pants and Pads were created to reduce the rate of absenteeism and school drop outs among young girls.
Subz Pads are eco-friendly, re-usable sanitary pads which clip onto ladies underwear and do not need to be disposed of. They are simply washed and dried in the privacy of the home and re-used the next day.
Subz Pantz and Pads are packaged in Subz Packs consisting of 3 pieces of underwear with clip on studs, 9 re-usable sanitary pads and an educational booklet. The pack will last the young lady for 5 years, as long as she only wears the panties whilst menstruating.
Subz Packs are distributed to young girls aged 10-19 years in schools and communities through Project Dignity.
There are 7 000 000 school girls in South Africa who don’t have access to sanitary pads as they cannot afford them. Most girls are from child headed homes where there is no one to talk to and educate them on sexual health.
Through Project Dignity we give the girls their basic education they deserve. Their dignity is kept intact and we empower them to be the best they can. We grow their self-esteem by educating them on their bodies and sexual rights.
Other non-profit organisations
we link arms with:
- Hillcrest Government Hospital
- Robin Hood Foundation
- Careline Crisis Centre