changing lives for good

The Objectives are to mainstream Christian values and lifestyle in…

The welfare programme by:

  • Providing care for patients requiring supervised drug administration (eg TB medication)
  • Supporting orphans with bereavement counselling and support
  • Providing support for medical patients with dressings, wound management, hospital and clinic visits and drug monitoring
  • Providing holistic care for families aimed at assisting them in making the move from being welfare consumers to productive participants in the development of the nation:
    • Basic life skills education
      • Personal and household hygiene
      • Household financial management
      • Banking
      • HIV/AIDS awareness and response tools
      • Home based food security (deep trench gardens)
    • Social transformation skills including training in:
      • Documentation access (such as Identity documents and birth certificates)
      • Social grant access
      • Teenage sexuality and responsibility
      • Marriage and marriage preparation
      • Gender roles and responsibilities
      • Parenting

 The economic empowerment programme by:

  • Providing economic transformation skills & training aimed at stimulating and sustaining new small businesses including :
    • small business skills training covering:
      • Business plans
      • Marketing
      • Banking
      • Financial skills
      • Banking and taxation
      • Quality control
      • Supervisory skills, staff management, responsibilities under the Labour Act
    • Support for households with achieving productive vegetable gardens
    • Providing mentoring and guidance to small and/or micro enterprises
    • Establishing and strengthening new savings and credit groups

The Training and Empowerment Programme by:

  • Offering subsidized courses in Healthy Living, Parenting Skills, Foster Parenting and Small Business.
  • Establishing mentorship groups among those who have been through one or more of the courses as part of massaging the change processes into daily life thereby achieving cultural change and adaptation for the purpose of restoring and reconstructing family life.

The Fostering and “Safe House” Programme by:

  • Encouraging all people caring for foster children to come for both parenting skills training and specific training in foster parenting. (This is the cheapest and most sustainable means of addressing the large numbers of so-called HIV/AIDs orphans and abused and abandoned children.)
  • Identifying particularly gifted and willing carers for specific ongoing training in fostering of children.
  • Identifying family homesteads willing to be trained and registered as a “safe house” in the community to which orphaned, abandoned and abused children may be brought until such time as the State can place such children in suitable foster care.

The Management function by:

  • Providing, with integrity and accountability, an efficient administration and management service to all the programmes. of Hope Trust’s official sponsors.