Giving hope to a community in need

2018-10-03 06:02
PHOTO: supplied

PHOTO: supplied

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

YOUTH For Christ KZN (YFCKZN) launched Project Hope in style on Friday, September 14 at the Khayalethu Boys Shelter in Pietermaritzburg.

Project Hope is aimed at generating income through entrepreneurship, changing the lives of women, youth and children living in various communities of Pietermaritzburg and Durban. The project is one of a kind and will be an income generation initiative that will promote independence, community development, and sustainability.

YFCKZN is a non-profit organisation that was established in 1985 with a primary objective of developing children and young people holistically, mentally, socially, and spiritually. YFCKZN continues to serve various communities including townships, informal settlements and peri-rural areas where there is a high rate of unemployment, HIV infection, sexual abuse, domestic violence, and poverty.

The Regional Director of YFCKZN, Tineyi Chigunduru, said he is happy to see so much progress within the organisation and hopes that women and young people will make use of this incredible opportunity.

Chigunduru said that the organisation continues to give hope to children and to encourage independence in women and young people.

“Project Hope will change the lives of many people and many homes, giving hope to children, young people and women remains our primary objective,” said Chigunduru. Chigunduru added that the organisation continues to start programmes that will prevent children from going to the street since the number of people and children living in the streets of KZN are due to drug abuse, family breakdowns, physical and sexual abuse, which is increasing daily.

“We strive to prevent homelessness and women exploitation in our communities and beyond,” says Chigurunda.

Buyisile Zimu, who is one of Project Hope’s beneficiaries, said YFC programs and community workers have made a positive impact in her life and the life of her children.

“We are so grateful for all the work that YFC does and we will continue to work together as women and other organisations in fighting poverty and unemployment. We look forward to this project and hope it will help us to take our lives and the lives of our loved ones to the next level,” said Zimu. — Supplied.

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

 
/News
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.