Story of Hope: From Vulnerable Girl to Leader, Sport Star and Pageant Winner

Amahle was 14 years old when she was sent to live with her aunt in Delft on the outskirts of Cape Town. Her parents were both unemployed and could not care for her anymore. The move to Delft did not yield positive results. Incidents of abuse occurred at her aunt’s home, and Amahle had to return to her parents in Mbekweni, between Wellington and Paarl in the Western Cape. A choice to create a positive [...]

By | Oct 27th, 2021|Noticeboard, Stories of Hope|0 Comments

Bringing Christmas Joy to Vulnerable Children in the Paarl Valley

As the festive season draws closer, many people are preparing for a special time of celebrations. The reality for most families in the Paarl valley however looks completely different. With 60% of children in South Africa living below the breadline, thousands of children won’t be able to receive Christmas gifts or educational supplies for the new school year. Through the Love My Valley Christmas Gift Drive, residents in Drakenstein are encouraged to open their hearts [...]

By | Oct 15th, 2021|News|0 Comments

5 Top Tips To Help Employees Manage Their Mental Health

A fundamental part of working for a nonprofit in South Africa is serving the community to help vulnerable people in need. This can range from teaching skills, providing food, rehabilitating addicts, supporting victims of abuse, fostering orphaned children, presenting recreational activities, to name but a few. Most of these services regularly expose nonprofit employees to traumatic and stressful situations, and the pandemic has worsened the social challenges that nonprofits have to deal with. An overexposure [...]

By | Oct 13th, 2021|News, Noticeboard|0 Comments

Nonprofit Mental Health: Managing Secondary Traumatic Stress

October is Mental Health Awareness Month - a topic that is more relevant than ever in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic. The pandemic and the different levels of lockdown have brought to light many socio-economic inequalities in South Africa. The needy became needier and the disadvantaged even more disadvantaged. The role that nonprofit organisations play in communities was magnified and so was their exposure to severely traumatic and stressful situations. While there are many [...]

By | Oct 6th, 2021|News, Noticeboard|0 Comments