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Story of Hope: From Desperate Parents to Top Autism School

Ten years ago, a couple of parents in the Paarl-area realised with shock that they will have to wait up to six years for placement in one of the two Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) schools in Cape Town. They came together, took matters into their own hands and bravely started the Boland School for Autism in Paarl. Working closely with a psychologist, the parents registered an NPO and appointed a teacher to present an autism-specific [...]

By | September 9th, 2020|News, Noticeboard, Stories of Hope|0 Comments

Story of Hope: From Small Acts of Kindness to Nurturing Thousands

About twelve years ago, Stephanie Henderson employed Ella Bailey as her domestic worker to clean her home in Wellington and look after her children. The two women came from completely different backgrounds, but had one thing in common - compassion. They spent many-a Sunday morning talking about the heart-breaking reality of desperately hungry children in the communities surrounding Wellington. “Ella would always tell me about the little children who would arrive at her house after [...]

By | March 12th, 2020|Stories of Hope|0 Comments

Story of Hope: From Lonely Boy to Brave Firefighter

 “When things aren’t good in my life, I like to be alone and work with my hands, building my sound system. I don’t go out and look for trouble or pick fights, I work.” Although humble and soft-spoken, Franco Booysen has a steely determination and confidence that seems out of place  for someone who has suffered such a difficult history. A sad and solitary start When Franco was only a young boy, his mother passed [...]

By | November 11th, 2019|Stories of Hope|0 Comments

Story of Hope: From Young Dreamer to Passionate Youth Worker

As a little boy, Darren Hartlief dreamed of only one career path -  to become a teacher. Every afternoon after school, he’d return home and immediately get lost in a make-believe classroom of his own. “I’d gather bricks in the backyard, place them all in a row, give each one a name and ‘teach’ them all the lessons I’d learned at school that day,” Darren recalls with amusement. While his dream didn’t play out quite [...]

By | October 10th, 2019|Stories of Hope|0 Comments

Story of Hope: From being blind to bringing light

Despite being born blind, Elizabeth ‘Lizzie’ Arendse (53) has never felt disadvantaged by her lack of eyesight. Instead, she has used every opportunity to educate herself and give back to her community in many different ways. When she isn’t supporting and helping those around her, she works as a switchboard operator at Paarl Hospital and fills the role of single mother to her son. Journey of empowerment Elizabeth’s journey of empowerment started as a young [...]

By | September 9th, 2019|Stories of Hope|0 Comments