HOPE CLUBS 2016

 

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Pholani Primary Hope Club

 

There are presently 7 Hope Clubs which are run at local schools in Daantjie and Msogwaba, for orphans and vulnerable children. The youth who run the clubs volunteer their time once or twice a week, depending on the school, to train the children soccer skills, provide counseling and run activities and games. 
 

Another Hope Club was started by one of our youth leaders at Pholani Primary School in Daantjie.  Abednigo is a youth head of household and supports himself and his brother on the stipend he earns from running his club. He presently lives at the Litsemba Centre and also assists with maintenance.
 

The counselors do home visits monthly to the homes of the children attending the clubs to identify problems, establish trusting friendships and get to know the circumstances under which these children live.

A Hope Club runs at Lugebhuta High School in Schoemansdal with Dan'sile and Senzo as the full time Youth Facilitators.  Each school creates its Hope Club according to the needs and ages of the learners, so no two clubs are alike.

 

 


 

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Hope Club at Mandelsive High School

 

 

Hope Children's Choir

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The Hope Children's Choir started in February 2012.  It was made up of 30 children from two local schools, Sibuyile and Siyakhula Primary Schools.  The choir master is Duncan Dludlu, a Drama and Music Specialist. 
 

Duncan worked with the children after school several days a week at the centre.  All the children were vulnerable and were chosen through a selection process that ensured that all of them not only could sing, but could also benefit from the extra attention and support Duncan gave. 
 

Our vision is to see them singing in local churches, and once they are good enough, to get them involved in competitions.  That way their self esteem will be built up and they will get support and encouragement from a young age. 
 

The Hope Children's Choir

 

Brothers for Life in Christ Choir

 

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The Hope Boy's Choir is composed of 30 young men from the Brothers for Life in Christ programme, who are all out of school and have a history of drugs and gangsterism.  They have lovely singing voices, so we decided to involve them in a choir.  The choir entered the local Eisteddfod Competition in Nelspruit and won an "A".  They are led by Xolane Makamu and Sipho Nkosi. 

 

Hope Youth Choir

This choir is made up of 40 youth from the community who come together to sing once a week. They not only enjoy singing, but it gives them a focus point for their talents and a sense of belonging. One night in June 2011 they sang to a delegation of principals at Likweti Game Lodge. Their wonderful singing and joyous dancing warmed the hearts of all that were there. 

In 2012 they entered the Eisteddfod Choir Competition and achieved an "A".  Their singing is really amazing to hear.

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