Children growing up in South Africa’s poorest communities are faced with many
challenges, including broken homes, high young unemployment and a failing education system.
We are taking a holistic approach to directly tackle these social concerns.
At LIFE, we reach more than 4000 orphaned and vulnerable children each week (aged 0-18) through dynamic intervention programmes. These programmes have been designed to tackle many of the crises these young people face growing up in some of South Africa’s poorest communities.
We believe in working at the very heart of the communities that we serve. That is why we have strategically positioned centres in 8 of the area’s neediest communities. From here, we provide children with educational support, ministry and a meal every day.
In South Africa, many children are failed by an overstretched education system. This often leads to them either failing to achieve the necessary grades to access post-school opportunities or dropping out of school altogether. Our Bible-based education programmes ensure children get the best possible start in life.
We have developed a number of programmes to tackle the alarmingly high-levels of youth unemployment in the area. These include life skills training and a job creation project called ISIPHO.