Sewing as an income suppliment

Bongiwe started attending our second Gogo support group in January 2018. Through this she learnt of our sewing training and because she had some previous sewing experience she decided to join the training and she if she could improve her …

Servant Leader: Sfundo

As a result of the October 2017 Khulanathi process pilot, Sfundo, (a young man) has been encouraged to start a youth initiative, by organising youth events in the community. Outside of Seed of Hope and one soccer field, there are …

Servant Leaders: Sisterhood

Four of our graduating students from our initial October 2017 Khulanathi process, have started their own business and community project called: Sisterhood. They focus on serving woman and children in our local community through facilitating Bible studies, sports sessions and …

Servant Leader: Nkululeko

Nkululeko, started attending our high school leadership development program in 2015. In 2017, a s a senior in the program he was challenged to grow in his leadership abilities. Through our program and the small group and individual mentorship that …

Servant Leader: Wanderboy

Wanderboy was one of our high school program students in grade 11 in 2017. He loves our leadership development topics and felt inspired and empowered to take action and give back to help develop his community. He specifically found the …

Servant Leader: Erica

Erica was a senior in our high school program in 2016. She is a natural leader, who through the developmental trainings and support that she received from our mentors, ended up being the school students president in her last year. …

Servant Leader: Zamani Sokhulu

Zamani Sokhulu, started attending Simunye when he was just 6 years old in 2004. He encouraged his two siblings Promise and Lindo to attend as well. Zamani’s favourite subject was life skills, and he always had a verse to share …

Servant Leader: Lungelo Khomo

Lungelo Khomo, one of the early graduates of the leadership program, who first came across Seed of Hope when he was 17 and had completed school in 2012. Opportunities were scarce and he found himself unemployed and unsure of where …

Servant Leader: Mandisa Nzama

Mandisa Nzama started in our Simunye program, as a young teen. She stood out from the beginning as a committed learner who excelled in everything she did. When she graduated from our youth programme she won the ‘top learner’ prize …

Samkelo Hlophe

Samkelo Hlophe, started to attend Seed of Hope’s primary school program, almost from the day the centre first opened- when he was just 10 years old. Over the years, as the organisation grew and developed, Samkelo did as well. When …

Family support in crisis

In our 2018 Khulanathi cycle 1, one of the students was dealing with a social and health crisis at home that had been affecting her and her child for along time. Through the training on dealing with past hurts which …

Furthering education and finding employment

In October 2017, Seed of Hope facilitated our pilot Khulanathi process that included adult life skills, leadership development and the employment preparation sections. We had many attendees and 14 unemployed community members graduates from this course. Since graduating in November …

Full time sewing employment

In January 2016, we launched our newly overhauled sewing training program, which consists of three modules, from basics,to intermediate, to fashion design skills. Each module now includes practical products that students make themselves and are then able to keep for …

Never Too Late to Start Again

In July 2017 we started our initial Khulanathi process pilot with two week’s of adult life skills and leadership development. This section of the process was actually requested by members of the community at a community meeting that we facilitated …

A good CV can make all the difference

In Bhekulwandle, high unemployment is compounded by computer illiteracy. No local school offers computer lessons as part of their curriculum, and most people are effectively cut off from electronic communication and networks that can help them find opportunities. Today most job applications …

A Journey of Forgiveness and Hope

A little while ago a young lady visited our health team, hoping to find someone who would listen to her story and offer advice without judging her. Caught up in a family crisis, she felt isolated and stigmatised by her neighbours because …

IMPROVING HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES

March 2015 Quarterly Programs Report Seed of Hope provides local access to basic health screening and training, support programs and crisis assistance for families. In our Health Department, a new HIV Support Group has been launched for teenagers, and there …

SKILLS & SUSTAINABILITY

March 2015 Quarterly Programs Report Using available resources – time, land and local markets – Seed of Hope empowers people to change their own lives. In our Sewing Program, Ernestina (Sewing Trainer) and 2 of our graduates are taking an …

DEVELOPING CHILDREN AND YOUTH

March 2015 Quarterly Programs Report Our Christian-based academic and life skills programs build confidence and prepare children for a healthy, productive life. Simunye After-school Children’s Program (ages: 4-14 years old): Virtue-based themes taught so far include love,forgiveness and unity in …

Keeping up to date on HIV

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 …

Matric Results 2014

  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 …