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Projects in South Africa

Eagles Rising

Eagles’ Rising Training Centre in Cape Town, South Africa, is a registered non-profit organization. Its vision is to “Inspire and equip disadvantaged young people to discover and attain their life's purpose.”

Eagles Rising recognizes that a generation of desperately disadvantaged young South Africans are completing high school with very little hope for their future. They have no access to institutions or finances and, most importantly, they often have no access to a caring, supportive environment to grow and study in. To address these issues Eagles Rising Training Centre has the sector focus of strengthening basic education at the core of its activities. They not only present weekend or full-time training programs, but also come alongside the youth and support them until they are secure in their future.

More information is available on their website, www.eaglesrising.org.za.

 


Agape

Agape operates three homes for greatly disabled children (e.g. cerebral palsy, HIV, trachea), schools and clubs for children and youth. Their focus is on orphans and child-headed households, primarily in the townships. Fourteen years ago, Ammi and Gerrit Coetzee set up a house in one of the most impoverished and dangerous townships near Cape Town to help these youth. They are profoundly inspired by their Christian faith and trust in God’s ability to provide.

Agape is an oasis in a wilderness for disabled children. There are increasing demands for the homes to take in children with special needs as few people (including hospitals) are willing to do this. They currently have 30 children under their direct care. There are upwards of 325 primary and preschool children in the three schools which provide each child with two meals a day.

Here is an excerpt from a recent newsletter to provide a glimpse of Agape:

We receive more and more demands for children to come in. The need is great and because we take children with special needs, the demands are even greater. This month we received two more children. The one little boy is HIV-positive and already on anti-retroviral medicine. His mom died recently and his alcoholic dad is not able to look after him.  He will be staying with Bartho and Landi till Timon and Florien come back from Holland – then this little boy will be the first child to come into our new home with Timon and Florien as house parents. Our other little boy moved into Asiphe Home. He has a trachea and needs 24 hour care. 

 

For details on positively AFRICA’s contribution to these organizations and how you can help or get involved, please contact jessie@positivelyafrica.org.

 

 


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