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The bus is rolling… in Manenberg

Since 2013 our vision has been to travel around the Cape Flats gang areas in a double decker bus, kitted out as a mobile youth and church centre. This August, after about a year of repairs and renovating, with many setbacks and delays on the way, it was finally time to kick off the project in Manenberg.   Manenberg is home to around 52,000 people and one of the most notorious areas for gangs, drugs and all the issues associated with them. Shootings between street gangs and the police are commonplace, with many people killed mehr lesen »


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Winter jackets and health care

While in Europe everyone is looking forward to the summer holidays, winter is coming in South Africa. Very unfortunate for all the children in many underprivileged communities who mostly do not own suitable winter clothes and have to freeze at around 12°C with lots of rain. But not this year! Friday, 30th June was a special day for the communities along Camp Road: We spent the whole day distributing brand new winter jackets to all 3 – 18-year old children from 7de Laan and the surrounding communities. It was a huge success thanks to our thorough mehr lesen »


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