Mpho Ramabulana is one of a hundred and seventy learners at Olievenhoutbosch Christian School. Founded in 2004, the school offers an after-care facility and is a beneficiary of the Add Hope initiative. The township of Olievenhoutbosch is home to Mpho and his family. Like so many residents of the community situated near Centurion, the family has struggled financially. Add Hope supports 12 major national beneficiaries, such as Olievenhoutbosch Christian School, as well as 125 local beneficiaries chosen by franchisees to have an impact in their local communities. Olievenhoutbosch Christian School, supported by Blue-O Community Development, is a local beneficiary situated in the Olievenhoutbosch community on the R55 just outside Centurion. It is a community challenged by poverty, over-population, unemployment and abuse.
From the age of one, Ndabezinhle Hadebe was taken in by the Pietermaritzburg SOS Children’s Village and raised by loving house mother Sindi. Now 22, this confident young man is proud to be studying social work at University so he can make a difference in society.
When you Add Hope, you give a child so much more than food - you also feed their hopes for a bright future. As one of the one hundred and thirty seven NGO’s supported by Add Hope, Afrika Tikkun transforms lives. For Lindiwe Mabuya, Jessica Manamela and Sharon Mavhumbe, big dreams came true when the young ladies visited the UK and competed in a triathlon.
The stats tell a staggering story, but what can we do about it? While the National Schools Nutrition Programme and social grants are improving access to food, there is a great need for NGOs, with private and public support, to turn the tide on the devastating impact of hunger and poor nutrition is having on our children. Initiatives that raise funds to supporting these NGOs – like Add Hope - are playing a vital role. This World Hunger Month, the Add Hope team gathered at MES to raise awareness about the importance of good nutrition for children.
Your Add Hope donation makes a difference to children who need it most – helping to rewrite their life stories.
Meet dynamic Tebogo Mabye from Hillbrow, a person who grew up in rough circumstances and has now turned things around, giving back to the Add Hope beneficiary organisation, MES, that helped him.
Watch how Sinanziwe Ndlovu managed to go back to school and is now studying at the University of Johannesburg thanks to the support of the Afrika Tikkun Uthando Youth Centre.
Lerato Moyo teaches at Afrika Tikkun’s Uthando Youth Centre in Johannesburg. She sees first hand how the meals that Add Hope funds make a huge difference to the children at the centre.
We can’t be out there in the field making a difference, but we can support those who are. Dr. Marc Aguirre from HOPE worldwide has dedicated his life to helping children.