Story of Hope: From Rebellious Youth to Paint Warriors

In 2017 the Christian NGO, Monte Christo Miqlat (MCM), launched a new drama and writing school at the Tiffany’s Community Care Centre in Paarl East. From a group of about 30 identified youth at risk, 14 teenagers decided to join the creative programme and were enthusiastic and engaged. But, there was a bunch of gang-related boys that had absolutely no interest in joining any of the programmes. They were sceptical, aloof and apathetic. Meanwhile, the [...]

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Story of Hope: From Broken-hearted Girl to Compassionate Leader

It’s autumn in the Little Karoo and in a town called Oudtshoorn, a Xhosa girl, Nozuko Nkila, is born. It’s 1993, times are tough in South Africa, and her mother had to leave to find work in the Eastern Cape. Her father - still unknown. Nozuko’s grandparents lovingly took her into their home. They were pastors of the local community church and ran a small crèche, where she was involved from a very young age. [...]

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Story of Hope: Citizens open their hearts to Paarl East fire victims

December is the time of year where most people are celebrating and gearing up towards a wonderful holiday time. But for 270 people in Chicago, Paarl East, the season started on a devastating note when they lost everything in a fire on Sunday 10 December 2017. However - where there are good hearts and good minds, there is always hope. Because of the kindness of the people in the Paarl valley and surrounding areas, all of the [...]

By | December 14th, 2017|Stories of Hope|0 Comments

Story of Hope: From Corporate Ladders to Uplifting Others

It’s the 80’s. André and Ingrid de Jager is a young yuppie couple, madly in love and determined to conquer the world together. Little did they know, how they would be doing it one day… Illness, miscarriage and new life At the beginning of their marriage, the two of them worked long hours and achieved great success in their careers. They were on a roll and there was absolutely no time for children, or much [...]

By | November 21st, 2017|Stories of Hope|0 Comments

Story of Hope: From School Drop-out to Prefect

Christopher* first reported to one of Valcare’s projects, Khula Development Group, as a school drop-out. But this year, he defeated the odds as he became a prefect at Dal Josaphat Primary. An inspirational achievement. ‘What a turn–around! We are so proud of Christopher and our volunteers whose dedication played a huge role in reintegrating him into school. He is a showcase of Khula’s work and we give glory to God for this intervention,’ says Erns [...]

By | November 16th, 2017|Stories of Hope|0 Comments