The community of Oshoek faces many challenges which increase the vulnerability of children. A lack of access to suitable health care, unemployment, lack of food security, prostitution and teenage pregnancy are all contributing factors.
“A place where orphans are known, loved, fathered & mothered, cared for, fed, helped with homework, a safe place where they can develop through play, and a place that sees them and that gives hope & opportunity”
The care workers of Chisomo Community Based Organisation (CBO) continue to be a bright light in their community of Maonde, as they serve the most vulnerable children in very personal ways. Several care workers have brought children into their homes, caring for them as their own.
eGoshen Kids Club is located in Elandshoek, a small rural community where many unemployed and seasonal workers are settled, situated near our Church Unlimited Kaapschehoop location. What is unique about our partnership with eGoshen is that this centre is led by a local church called Uniting Reformed Church Elandshoek.
Centre founder, Pastor Samuel Chauque has been a long-time friend of Church Unlimited and active in his community for many years. He has great expectations for the future and has plans for a “never ending garden” to help feed the vulnerable children and even sell veggies to sustain his centre.
The Malelane Hope Centre is located in a rural community very close to the Mozambique and Swaziland border. Due to its location, there are many undocumented children which creates a huge challenge for the area.
Oakley Hope Centre is located just outside of Hazyview and serves 100 children Monday –Friday. This community struggles with finding clinics that are close enough to help them. For that reason, we would like to get a mobile clinic service started this year.
We have had a series of meetings with the leadership in Mpakeni, starting around October of 2018. The result of these meetings is this community has agreed to relaunch their centre as the Siyanakekela Life Centre.
Tekatakho Disabled Care Centre (TDC) cares for orphaned and vulnerable disabled children and adults from the Kabokweni surrounding communities. We walked a slow road with Tekatakho before deciding to support them. TDC has opened up many opportunities for occupational therapy, physical therapy and other medical professionals to live out the Sinani mission.
Thandanani Afternoon Club meets every Friday afternoon in the community of Msholozi, just a stone’s throw from Church Unlimited White River, where the children are given a meal and hear the gospel message in a creative, age-appropriate way.
Recently, the Dwaleni community was blessed with a new Life Centre. The new building is now fully operational. Due to this blessing, they were able to open a much needed creche’ for 40+ children and are charging only those that can afford it as a way to be self-sustaining and to serve their community.
Zwel Kids Club is most known for the successful bicycle club that has been featured on ETV and other national news outlets. They have an annual Zwel Challenge, which is a mountain bike event that involves the children, the local community and larger Nelspruit and White River communities.