Active fundraising campaigns

We understand the power of community-driven support. 

To reach a broader audience, we collaborate with the following fundraising platforms:

South African Donors

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International Donors

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Meet our fundraising team

Dr Sonia Swart
Coordinator: Support Partnerships
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Boetie Lourens
Facilitator: Ethical Fundraising
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Gretha Lourens
Facilitator: Ethical Fundraising
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Nicole T. Mamadi
Facilitator: Training & Ethical Fundraising
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We are currently raising funds for:

angola project (international)

Angola project

Angola has been ravaged by war for 41 years. Even though the war ended 21 years ago, the entire population is traumatised. Parents and grandparents of today were children and young adults during the war. Those who grew up during the war still suffer from PTSD, anxiety, depression and abandonment.

This probably explains why parents are now much less involved in the lives of their children – and the next generation – than before the war. Because of this lack of involvement from parents, today's children experience a different trauma – emotional and spiritual abandonment from their parents. This often results in behavioural problems.Without any psychosocial intervention, it will influence their lives as well as that of the next generation.

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hartswater (northern cape project)

Hartswater project

During the week of 4 to 8 December 2023, the community of Hartswater in the Northern Cape is planning three simultaneous children’s outreaches. These Children’s Weeks have been conducted in the area around the Vaalharts Irrigation Scheme for close on 28 years, mainly under the auspices of Christian Youth Outreach (CYO), a local interdenominational school ministry.

For the last few years, CYO has formed a fruitful partnership with Petra Institute. With the wonderful help of local congregations, about 500 primary school children in the Tswana community of Magogong have been participating in these outreaches every December school holiday. Very effective programmes have been run by the staff of Petra, with many local volunteers being equipped, motivated, and involved in this children’s ministry.

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