Training Schedule for Nonprofits 2019

Part of Valcare's capacity building initiatives is to present basic and affordable training sessions to nonprofit organisations in the Cape Winelands. These morning workshops are hosted in Paarl and aim to up-skill managers and employees in all areas of running a successful nonprofit organisation. Who may attend the Valcare training sessions? All registered nonprofits and charitable organisations are welcome to attend the training although Valcare members get preferential rates for these sessions. What is the [...]

By | November 5th, 2018|News, Noticeboard|0 Comments

Valcare Membership Network Benefits

Valcare has a thriving membership network with hundreds of like-minded organisations and projects in the Cape Winelands, which contribute to and gain from our collective efforts to activate and enable social change. But why should you become a member? What's in it for you? Here are a couple of Frequently Asked Questions and a list of benefits that will help your organisation. Who can become a Valcare member? All NPO / NGO / charity organisations [...]

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

Story of Hope: From Humble Learner to Visionary Leader

Ronald Frans is a remarkable man and a true example of how one individual can make a significant impact. Born a leader, supported by the community and empowered by partnerships. Modest beginnings Raised by his grandparents, Ronald grew up as the eldest of six children in the small coastal town of Mossel Bay. They all lived together in scheme houses that were given to them by the government whilst most of his friends stayed in [...]

By | October 30th, 2018|Stories of Hope|0 Comments

Story of Hope: From Struggling Youth to Passionate Caregiver

#RealHeroes Series Morgan's Story: “It was during my final school year that my cousin was stabbed in the back with a knife and left paralysed. He moved in with us. My mother and I had to take care of him full-time. It was hectic, but I managed to finish matric. I didn’t know what to do after school. I signed up for so many courses trying to find my place in the world, but never [...]

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

Story of Hope: From Prisoner to Guest House Manager

Mandla Bula, an ex-offender and now a messenger of hope, was born in the township of Khayelitsha outside Cape Town. His life took a turn from gangsterism, drugs and violence to becoming a carrier of light and night manager at a guest house in Franschhoek.

By | September 28th, 2018|Stories of Hope|0 Comments

From the CEO: Running for Good Hope Day Care Centre

Good day friends, family and colleagues What a privilege it is to write to you on behalf of the Good Hope Day Care Centre for the disabled. As most of you know, I started working as the CEO of Valcare 20-months ago, an Impact Funding Platform that activates and enables social change in community. Xoliswa outside the small house where she runs the centre from. One of Valcare's member organisations and partners, Good [...]

By | September 21st, 2018|News|0 Comments

Story of Hope: From Prostitute to Positive Change Agent

#RealHeroes Series Shirley's Story: “By the age of 27 I had been raped multiple times. I was addicted to drugs and had sold most of my possessions. I lived on the streets, in trees, in garages and often with dealers. I was physically assaulted by men and caught up in the underworld. I had also become a prostitute. Once, I was abducted by a gang who abused me and clothed me in a bloody shirt as a warning to their rivals. One [...]

By | September 19th, 2018|Stories of Hope|0 Comments

Valcare’s Proteas of the Valley campaign ends on a high (tea) note

The ladies of the moment: Proteas of the Valley 2018 From left to right, bottom to top: Simone Pheko, Carol Lakay, Linda Neethling, Lea Coetzee, Marizaan Bredenkamp, Cathy Sias. Mariëtte Jacobs, Moira Adriaanse, Christinne Sonne, Jacqueline Abrahams, Nolubabalo Magocoba, Carin Venter, Annina Marais. Wendy Claasen, Shevon Brymer, Simone Killian, Songelwa Sicuku-Mkita, Aletia Grundling, Jennifer Arendse. Nandi Myburgh, Karin Keys, Alvira Kleinhans, Nomhle Lucy Mbenenge, Elzabé Broekmann, Leigh Reabow, Erica Seas, Esmarelda Patton. Not pictured: Lenie [...]

By | August 29th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Cape Winelands benefit from unique social impact collaboration

Valcare, an Impact Funding Platform that has been operating in South Africa for more than 15 years, is providing significant impact with their unique approach to social development. In their recent annual report reflecting on their financial year 2017/2018, millions of rands in donations and gifts in kind were sustainably and responsibly invested into local communities, reaching over 47 500 beneficiaries. Ensuring high impact solutions Valcare believes that the answer to sustainable change in South Africa [...]

By | August 29th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Story of Hope: From Fearful Victim to Confident Boy

Little *David’s life story started out as a nightmare. He was born with fetal alcohol syndrome, low muscle tone and a below average IQ. He was found under a bridge as an infant and placed in a foster home. Living in a house with a group of boisterous children unfortunately resulted in constant bullying, creating a terrified and hopeless boy. A new chapter His despairing chapter however turned a page when David joined one of [...]

By | August 16th, 2018|Stories of Hope|0 Comments