Story of Hope: From Captives to Liberators

“He was the one who came to fetch me in my Egypt. I am here today because of his hard labour and his obedience unto the Lord.”  These are the words of an ex-offender from Drakenstein prison. The man he is referring to, the one who fetched him in Egypt, the one who he sees as a mentor, father and friend, and the man who is still walking alongside him on his journey to a [...]

By | April 10th, 2018|Stories of Hope|0 Comments

Story of Hope: From Merely Surviving to Families that are Thriving

New home, new hope Light drizzle rains down over a grateful Western Cape at Ouma Ella Hendriks’ house in Newrest. For Ella and her three great-grandchildren, the heavens have opened too, and thanks to the work of one of Valcare's partners, Mosaic, they will soon have a brand-new place to call home. Ouma Ella Hendriks. For the past couple of years, Ouma Ella and her great-grandchildren (aged 7, 6 and 3) have been [...]

By | April 3rd, 2018|Stories of Hope|0 Comments

Valcare Member Needs | April 2018

"Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much." - Helen Keller Valcare's member organisations face many challenges, and each organisation usually has a long list of needs in order to serve the people that form part of their initiatives. Here's a summary of the needs that we've received from our members for April 2018. How can you help? Praying Volunteering Donating Gifts in Kind Donating Financially April 2018 Member Needs [...]

By | March 27th, 2018|Noticeboard|0 Comments

The Benefits of being part of the Valcare Membership Network

Valcare Membership Basics Valcare has a thriving membership network with more than 200 like-minded organisations and projects in the Paarl valley and surrounding areas, which contribute to and gain from our collective efforts to activate and enable social change in community. Who can become a Valcare member? All NPO / NGO / charity organisations and projects who adhere to Valcare’s values and ethos and who will contribute to the combined efforts and strategy of the [...]

By | March 26th, 2018|News, Noticeboard|0 Comments

Valcare’s Amazing Race Networking Event – 13 April 2018

A journey of discovery, networking and inspiration It's officially 15 years since Valcare opened office in 2003, and to celebrate, Valcare is organising an Amazing (G)race. It will be a fun-filled morning that will introduce our stakeholders to some of the people, projects and partners that form part of the Valcare network. Teams will race against the clock to complete a series of assignments as they make their way from one point to the next. Along the way, [...]

By | March 12th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Valcare’s Amazing Race Networking Event – 13 April 2018

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 [...]

By | February 28th, 2018|Stories of Hope|Comments Off on Story of Hope: From Rebellious Youth to Paint Warriors

Valcare in Action visits launched for 2018

No presentation can ever replace a first-hand encounter with passionate people, making a difference in community. That's why Valcare is excited to to be launching our Valcare in Action visits for 2018. During each Valcare in Action visit, a different geographical intervention area in and around the Paarl valley will be visited. Our team will explain the unique Valcare approach to community development, and introduce you to a handful of inspirational member organisations making a real difference in that area. These [...]

By | February 13th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Valcare in Action visits launched for 2018

Valcare Vacancy: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Valcare is a Not for Profit Company (NPC) based in Paarl, Western Cape, with a vision to activate and enable social change in community. We do this through community engagement, needs analysis, strategic interventions and coordinated efforts with key stakeholders, with Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) forming a vital aspect of these operations. Valcare seeks to employ a full-time Monitoring and Evaluation Officer in a permanent position, to oversee and manage all aspects of the monitoring and evaluation process. The [...]

By | February 5th, 2018|Noticeboard|Comments Off on Valcare Vacancy: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

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. [...]

By | January 31st, 2018|Stories of Hope|Comments Off on Story of Hope: From Broken-hearted Girl to Compassionate Leader

Valcare announces Inceba Trust as ECD Partner

Valcare is excited to announce our strategic partnership with Inceba, a Trust focused on Early Childhood Development (ECD). Valcare is an Impact Funding Platform which connects funders with organisations who are Valcare network members. This network is made up of more than 190 organisations who share Valcare’s mission to activate and enable social change in community. As ECD schools and facilities make up the majority of NGO’s in the Paarl valley and surrounding areas, it [...]

By | January 17th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Valcare announces Inceba Trust as ECD Partner