We’ve produced a new video highlighting some of the work we do at the centre to serve empower and mobilize the township of Bhekulwandle. Reading about our programs can provide a detailed explanation of our efforts, but sometimes seeing the work that is being done says something more entirely.
A couple of weeks ago during our staff meeting we looked at HIV-related statistics and what these numbers actually mean to us in our daily ministry at SOH.
We used styrofoam cups to represent vulnerable age groups/population groups, and their vulnerability was shown by smashing the cups with a hammer.
Big picture stats:
• 37 million people living in the world with HIV.
• 24 million of them in Sub-Saharan Africa.
• 5.6 million of them in South Africa.
• 3.3 million of them in KZN. Read more
As we can see in the above posts, last year Kwa-Zulu Natal had the second lowest Grade 12 results in the country. At Seed of Hope we want to make sure we are equipping tomorrows leaders in every area of their lives.
This year, the Live Out Loud leadership development program will expand, from two to four years – from Grade 9 through Grade 12, and monthly support meeting for previous graduates. Read more
(post from our end year report 2014)
At Seed of Hope we value our staff, and are a close knit family. We value trust and unity, and seek to equip our staff in all areas of their lives. This can be seen through all the staff development activities we host through out the year to address professional, spiritual and personal development.
2014 started strong, with a 3-day orientation on the vision for 2014, and later in the year a 3-day Faithful Leaders retreat in which included Bible study, recreation, times for reflection, a fitness session and an art class-tapping into our creative side! Read more