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ETCHELLS & YOUNG CARE

Etchells & Young contribute a percentage of our monthly profit to the Rays of Hope foundation. 
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RAYS OF HOPE FOUNDATION

Rays of Hope started operating with one project in Alexandra 28 years ago and has grown to a network of nine community-based projects, focusing on education, orphaned & vulnerable children and work readiness, partnering with the community to bring about lasting change.  Rays of Hope is a Section-21 (non-profit) and Public Benefit Organisation (PBO) which manages a large number of social outreach projects in Alexandra Township (Alex) in northern Johannesburg. 

Orphaned and vulnerable - Helping people in adverse situations to thrive:

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Programmes for the ophaned and vulnerable:

  • Ithemba Labantwana - Ithemba Labantwana, which means “Hope for Orphaned and Vulnerable Children” uses a family-based-care model to support orphaned and vulnerable children in Alexandra.
  • Gogos of Hope
  • Home based care
  • Food Distribution

Education - Equipping young people to reach their potential:

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Programmes for education:

  • Early childood development
  • Roseact Saturday school
  • Ignition Programme - The Ignition programme selects matriculants from Alexandra schools and provides them with a matrix of support to enable each one to study at a tertiary level or complete technical training, with the goal of finding sustainable employment.

Work Readiness - Giving the unemployed hope of a financially independent future:

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AlexWorks is a for-profit 100% black-owned Level 1 BBBEE company, owned by Rays of Hope and founded to provide a sustainable source of income for the work.

TO FIND OUT MORE OR IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DONATE TO ANY OF THESE CAUSES:

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