Phone: Zelda Massyn – 072 354 7396
The Vision of Hope Foundation provides an invaluable lifeline to the vulnerable and marginalized men, women, and children who otherwise tend to fall through the cracks. Consisting of a group of exceptionally skilled and passionate individuals, the Foundation strives to uplift, empower, and develop individuals, families, and the greater South African community.
Not only do they aspire to provide hope, but high-level care services that are responsive, safe, legally constituted, financially viable, and delivered to at-risk individuals by means of partnerships and dedicated teamwork as well. The mission of the Vision of Hope Foundation is a purpose-driven one: To restore hope and life to vulnerable individuals in society through high-quality holistic intervention, service delivery, and aftercare.
The Vision of Hope Foundation strives to restore both Hope and Life to vulnerable individuals and communities through a number of projects. One such a project is CHILDREN’S WEEK which serves as a holiday program aimed at children between the ages of 6 and 13 who reside in the Rustenburg area. The program attracts in the region of 600 children, most of who have experienced significant trauma due to varying degrees of neglect and abuse. The purpose of the project is to provide these vulnerable children with an escape from their harsh realities while the necessary assessments take place that will determine what further steps have to be taken.
During the course of the week, the children are taught a range of life skills which will serve them well for the rest of their lives. This includes being aware of pertinent dangers such as human trafficking as well as how to handle (and where to report) bullying and other forms of abuse. There are a lot of fun-filled activities on the agenda as well including arts & crafts, sport, and educational & motivational talks by guest speakers.
They receive life skills, for instance, to be aware of the dangers of human trafficking and how to handle and report bullying and abuse.
They receive three meals each day, and clothing if needed. These children are then followed up throughout the year with other projects hosted by Vision of Hope Foundation.
This project serves as a holiday program and is annually attended by between 600 to 800 6-13 year olds. We have more than 100 volunteers for the week. This one week program includes art therapy, plays, physical development, spiritual development, emotional development and meals. This event is FREE of charge!
Vision of Hope has a host of children and youth development projects at various primary and secondary schools from different socio-economic backgrounds.
VUKA FARM SCHOOL PROJECT
Annual Feeding Scheme, Physical Development & Christmas Party. Beneficiaries: Learners between 6 and 16 years of age.
Schools Networking, Counselling, Life Skills Development and Empowerment of children from mostly disadvantaged backgrounds. This project serves mainly Primary School pupils.
ANNABEL & A-TEAM PROJECT
Life Skills Coaching, Motivational Sessions & Monthly Provision of Toiletries. This project serves High School pupils coming from traumatic or underprivileged backgrounds.
Other Children and Youth Programs include:
DANCE THERAPY, WEEKLY SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS AT SCHOOLS, JOL CAMP, FEEDING SCHEMES & GIRLS’ LIFE SKILLS DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
(Please visit visionofhopefoundation.com for a full inventory of services)
“Children are not a distraction from more important work; they are the most important work.”
ART THERAPY PROJECT
An innovative project which aims to uplift, restore and heal the traumatized person within a group context. This therapy is unique in the sense that fine art (painting, sketching, clay modelling and crafts) and music are used as some of the primary instruments in bringing relief and healing.
“From victim to survivor to victorious.”
Amped – “A Ministry Preparing Extreme Disciples”.
This project’s mission revolves around caring, uplifting and restoring the extremely vulnerable. This minority group include Victims of Human Trafficking, Sex Workers & the Homeless. Weekly Street Outreaches and Hospital Visits also form an integral part of this project.
“Prevention and awareness remain the ultimate solution.”
180 Degrees Project aims to alleviate the strain which the drug epidemic puts on society. Services include Awareness, Prevention, Counselling and Support Groups. 180° places a strong emphasis on Spiritual and Life Skills development.
OTHER PROJECTS INCLUDE:
CARE BEAR CLINIC FOR ABUSED CHILDREN (www.carebearclinic.co.za)
SUPPORT FOR CHILDREN’S HOMES, LIFE SKILLS DEVELOPMENT,
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