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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

Valcare NPO Training Programme 2018

As part of Valcare's capacity building strategy for our membership network, we have scheduled eleven relevant training sessions for 2018. All registered NPO's and charitable organisations and projects are welcome, although Valcare members get preferential rates for these sessions. 26 January 2018: Governance, compliance and registration training. 23 February 2018: Financial management training. 15 March 2018: Funding and proposal writing training. [Please note that this has changed from the 23rd]. 20 April 2018: Monitoring and [...]

By | January 11th, 2018|News|0 Comments

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

Become part of the Valcare Membership Network in 2018

All NPO and charitable organisations operating in the Paarl valley and surrounding areas are invited to register to become members of Valcare for 2018. Valcare is one of the largest operating Impact Funding Platforms in the valley, activating and enabling social change in community. Not only do they focus on strategic interventions to ensure sustainable change, but they also have a thriving membership network consisting of almost 200 projects. When you become a Valcare member, you will [...]

By | December 6th, 2017|News|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