Community support programmes
It’s Amazing! House
Located in Badsberg Close, Heideveld, the It’s Amazing! House is a safe place where a caring house mother stands in the gap for children whose parents are stuck in destructive lifestyles, as well as providing support for the community. We offer practical and emotional support to the community, from making sure children are enrolled in school, to being there for those who need someone to talk to, and providing clothes or school supplies.
Provision of food
We provide two meals daily (breakfast, sandwiches for school and supper) for over 40 children, for whom this is often their only food for the day. Not only do we fill their tummies, but also give them the love and support that is often lacking in their homes.
We regularly visit the homes of the children in our various programmes and reach out to the community as a whole, sharing life with our neighbourhood.
We also teach the children from a young age to reach out in their community and care for their community.
On Wednesdays we facilitate a full afternoon of food, play and Bible lessons for over 100 children from ages three to 14 years. Grouped in five classes, each has a teacher who focuses on providing children with a loving and safe environment in which to learn and share the harsh challenges they have to overcome.
Afterschool safe play / resources library
Every Tuesday afternoon we provide a meal and a safe space for children to play, learn (puzzles and other educational toys), and read in the mini-library. On other days the library is open on request.
School holidays are often the most vulnerable time for children in high risk areas, which is why we do our best to keep them occupied with a programme of fun and safe activities.
During the December holidays we host a number of Christmas parties and camps (in their different age groups) to accommodate all the children.
Teenage support groups
We have two teenage support groups, for boys and girls, helping them navigate this difficult and tumultuous stage of life. We provide a safe alternative to the lure of gangs, making sure they are accepted and loved.
- Monique support group for teenage girls
- Peacemakers support group for teenage boys