Glory to match made in heaven

2016-07-28 06:00
Mungeka Hlathi, teacher and music director, Apostle Khaya Maseko, Salvation Church of the Revival of Faith, Ntombekhaya Thukela, member of SGB, with learners from Harry Gwala Secondary School during their visit to the church in Khayelitsha. PHOTO: Mbongiseni Maseko

Mungeka Hlathi, teacher and music director, Apostle Khaya Maseko, Salvation Church of the Revival of Faith, Ntombekhaya Thukela, member of SGB, with learners from Harry Gwala Secondary School during their visit to the church in Khayelitsha. PHOTO: Mbongiseni Maseko

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

The Salvation Church for the Revival of Faith and Harry Gwala Secondary School have formed a partnership that will benefit learners beyond the realm of the classroom.

The partnership seeks to guide learners even when they leave the school for tertiary institutions and to ensure that they stay in the right path.

Apostle Khaya Maseko, the founder of the church, said he was approached by the school asking to be part of one of the projects that are run independently under the church’s umbrella.

“I strongly believe that the church should not only be a place of worship, but also a centre for moral regeneration and must support communities,” Maseko said.

He said they have projects such as that are called prevention programmes, which ensures that youth finish school and also partner with schools to teach learners art and Information Technology (IT).

Maseko holds that most youth are unemployed not because they are unemployable, but because they lack skills, and his projects aim to close that gap.

As a result, they have started a project called Sport Academy and Youth Development (SAYD), which aims at giving necessary support to youth who struggle with tertiary tuition.

They have a soccer team formed by former gang members, and his church makes resources such as the recording studio available to the youth in the area.

“We are a centre of hope and centre for development for the youth. We say no one is useless, no matter where the person is coming from. We sponsor students who are coming from disadvantaged background with money for registration in universities. We also do counselling to learners who dropped out of school to go back to school,” he said.

On Thursday, the school choir and teachers visited the church in Makhaza.

Maseko said he had managed to call rival gang groups known as Vato and Vura to form a soccer team called City 11, which is currently playing under Athlone Soccer League.

Maseko said Fikile Mbalula, the Minister of Sport and Recreation, donated R100 000 towards the soccer team when he visited the church recently.

Harry Gwala is still celebrating winning three positions one, and holding first positions out of six categories during the ABC Motsepe Schools Eisteddfod which was held in Johannesburg from 28 June to 1 July.

The school was awarded with trophies and R35 000 in cash for their wins.

Mungeka Hlathi, a teacher and music director at the school, said the competition was not easy.

“It was very tough. We had to compete with provinces such as Eastern Cape and KwaZulu Natal which are very powerful. We managed to win because of the passion we have in music, giving more time to practise and also sticking to basics,” Hlathi said.

Hlathi also said the school has already won more than trophies this year alone, some of which they won during the qualifying stages at regional, district and provincial levels.

He praised the partnership they have formed with the church and said it will positively benefit the learners. “There are many projects done by the church that are set to benefit to develop children. The church is a pillars of the community.”

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
ADVERTORIAL
Competition regulation for a growing and inclusive economy

ADVERTORIAL: The Competition Commission of South Africa is conducting advocacy work in the South African automotive aftermarket industry and has gazetted a Draft Code of Conduct for public comment.

/News
 

10 gorgeous plus-sized models who aren't Ashley Graham

Here are just ten of our favourite plus-sized models:

 
 

You won't want to miss...

WATCH: Pornhub is giving users free access to premium content these holidays
5 top leg exercises for men
10 best dressed men of 2017
How to open a beer bottle without an opener
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.