The Objectives are to mainstream Christian values and lifestyle in facilitating:
The RESCUE programme which:
- Provides care for patients requiring supervised drug administration (eg TB medication)
- Provides support for medical patients with dressings, wound management, hospital and clinic visits and drug monitoring
- Supports orphans with bereavement counselling and support
- Provides holistic care for families aimed at assisting them in making the transition from being consumers versus becoming productive participants in the spiritual, social and economic development of the nation.
LEFT: When a home is gutted by fire and everything is lost, immediate rescue and support with clothing and food is essential. This widow and her son were supported with clothing and food until their circumstances could be stabilised. Rescue in a time of crisis often opens opportunity for further interventions in the form of restoration and/or empowerment.
The RESTORATION programme which offers:
- Basic life skills education (usually conducted by Africa Co-operative Action Trust (ACAT), one of our partnering organisations) and covers:
- Healthy living
- Household financial management
- HIV/AIDS awareness and response tools
- Home based food security (deep trench gardens)
- Social transformation skills (much of this is, of necessity, done on a one on one basis) but includes
- Documentation access (such as Identity documents and birth certificates)
- Social grant access
- Teenage sexuality and responsibility
- Marriage and marriage preparation
- Gender roles and responsibilities
LEFT: These ladies are carrying out a small group exercise during one of the parenting skills courses which aim at restoring a Godly approach to parenting.
The EMPOWERMENT Programme which:
- Provides small groups with skills & training aimed at stimulating and sustaining Savings and Credit Groups. This mobilises cash by people saving, borrowing and repaying, based upon standard interest rates. As they mobilise funds they can use them for home improvements, education, and start-up micro and small business.
LEFT: A savings and credit group meets in a private home. The money is checked by counting it out on the coffee table. When members are satisfied that it is correctly balanced then saving, borrowing and repaying loans can take place. All members transactions are recorded in their own record keeping book.
- Provides courses in basic small business skills covering:
- development of a business idea
- conducting a basic feasibility evaluation of the business idea
- the development of a business plan and a review of feasibility including availability of start-up inputs.
- The training touches on business structure, legal matters, taxation issues and so on, but at an entry level.
- Offers subsidized courses in Healthy Living, Parenting Skills, (and to come – Foster Parenting).
- Establishing mentorship groups among trainees so that they develop a mutual support community.
STILL TO COME . . . . The Fostering and “Safe House” Programme :
- 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 HIV/AIDs, orphaned and vulnerable children – OVCs)
- 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 of Hope Trust by:
- Providing, with integrity and accountability, an efficient administration and management service to all the programmes.
Nonprofit Organisation No. 037-356-NPO (since 2005)
Public Benefit Organisation No. 930005175 (since 2005)
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