Story of Hope: From Let Down to Lift Off

“There were times I used to find myself lost; sometimes I found myself not feeling meaningful. I have learnt the importance of self-definition and living purposefully. I’m at a point where I no longer have to prove myself to anyone, but I have to work hard and achieve.” – Fikile Tubu   Fikile Tubu is the Learnership Campus Manager at Elevation. Fikile is a graduate of the Elevation Programme – a Wellington-based initiative [...]

By | May 13th, 2018|Stories of Hope|0 Comments

10 Ways to Raise Awareness for Child Protection Month

The month of May is child protection month in South Africa and this year child protection week is celebrated from 28 May to 4 June 2018. Valcare members, KIN Culture and KiBWE have also successfully registered the very first World Foster Day that will be celebrated on 31 May 2018. Here are 10 ways of  how your organisation, church or business can celebrate the value of children and create awareness for child protection during May: 1. [...]

By | May 1st, 2018|News, Noticeboard|0 Comments

Collaboration Enables a Brighter Future for Klapmuts

A second Valcare in Action event was hosted by Valcare on Tuesday 24 April 2018 in the form of a Klapmuts walkabout. The gathering saw a group of 75 role-players take to the streets of Klapmuts to catch a glimpse of what is already happening in this vibrant and growing community. It also opened conversation to discuss and discover its inherent potential and to explore future possibilities. Collaboration unlocks opportunities A theme that came across [...]

By | April 30th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Story of Hope: From Good Hope to Great Dreams

“If we can’t, who can?”  The slogan on the signboard outside the Good Hope Day Care centre in Mbekweni outside Paarl is both a statement and a challenge. It explains why, three years ago, Xoliswa Mjezu opened her doors to 18 physically and mentally disabled children. As the single mother of an autistic daughter, Xoliswa has faced first-hand the challenge of finding a safe space where her child can receive the love and special care [...]

By | April 17th, 2018|Stories of Hope|0 Comments

Valcare’s first Amazing Race Unites and Inspires

80 people. 8 teams. 4 communities. 20 project experiences. It’s officially been 15 years since Valcare opened office in Paarl on 1 April 2003. To celebrate, the organisation hosted its first annual networking event in the form of an Amazing Race. The objective? To introduce the people, projects and partners that form part of the Valcare network to one another, but in a fun and immersive way. A networking event with a twist The Valcare [...]

By | April 15th, 2018|News|0 Comments

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

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