Africa

South Africa Dream CenterExtreme Response Africa is based near Cape Town and serves partners in Africa. We also operate the South Africa Dream Center in connection with partner ATAIM and God's Little Lighthouse. Learn how the Dream Center is providing scholarships and a safe place for at-risk kids to get tutoring, school supplies and nutrition.

ER works with valued partners who share our passion to care for those who are poor, abused, abandoned, malnourished or trafficked. If you are interested in volunteering or interning at one of these ER partners, email us at: mobilization@extremeresponse.org. Learn more about our partners:

African Hope Trust
ATAIM
BELWOP
Ignite South Africa
Jabulani Africa
Kindle Orphan Outreach
Living Hope Community Center
Monte Christo Miqlat


African Hope Trust

African Hope Trust

Location: Masiphumelele South Africa

African Hope Trust uses a holistic approach to care for abused, orphaned and abandoned children through family-oriented children’s homes (also known as Safe Houses) in Masiphumelele Township.

AHT provides:

  • Orphan/Street Kids Care
  • Housing Development

Extreme Response Partnership Activities

  • Hosts Christmas Celebrations with ER
  • Provides school uniforms for 13 children
  • Provides daily meals for 12 children
  • Provides parenting classes for four house mothers and assistants
  • Helping children in crisis, including a young girl who had run away from an abusive uncle at home. She now resides in another part of town with her grandmother and is no longer living in fear or danger.
  • Top Goal Open a third safe home, which would allow African Hope Trust to care for an additional six children.

ATAIM

ATAIM

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Website: www.ataim.org

ATAIM brings love, hope, and leadership in action and deeds to those in need of a hand up, using short-term teams.

ATAIM provides:

  • Food/Nutrition Distribution
  • Orphan/Street Children Care
  • Leadership Training
  • Healthcare
  • Displaced People/Refugees Support
  • Educational Reinforcement
  • Community Development
  • Short-Term Teams/Mobilization
  • Women’s Empowerment
  • Human Trafficking Support
  • Drug Rehab and Cancer Survivor Support

Extreme Response Partnership Activities

  • Hosts Christmas Celebrations with ER
  • Hosts volunteer teams and interns with ER

Recent Highlights

  • Provided 600 meals to children Monday through Thursday.
  • Provided 300 meals to children on Friday.
  • Provided 100 meals to people living in the trash dump.
  • Started coaching 18 people in leadership positions.
  • Provided leadership development training to 35 women and 20 men.
  • Held a marriage enrichment seminar for 15 couples.
  • Ran four Christmas parties for about 500 children and adults.
  • Repaired three cars for people in need.

Belwop

BELWOP Rescue Center

Location: Nyeri, Kenya

Belwop provides a home and hope to the orphaned, abandoned, neglected and abused children in its community. In so doing, Belwop hopes to see these children enjoy equal rights as they grow in a safe and conducive environment.

Belwop provides:

  • Orphan/Street Children Care
  • Job Development
  • Educational Reinforcement
  • Community Development
  • Care for Gender-Based Violence Victims

Extreme Response Partnership Activities

  • Hosts Intern/Staff through ER
  • Working jointly on Clean Water System Project

Recent Highlights

  • Provided shelter and all other basic needs to 32 needy children.
  • Rescued and gave shelter in our sister program, Hope House, to five teenage girls who were victims of gender-based violence. They received medical attention and counseling. The cases of three girls are with the police, and those girls will live at Hope House until the cases are determined. One of the other two girls has already given birth to a healthy baby boy, while the other one is six months to term.

IgniteSA

Ignite South Africa

Location: Harrismith South Africa
Website: http://www.ignitesouthafrica.org

Ignite South Africa’s mission is to model, equip and multiply leaders of all ages to ignite a sustainable impact in South Africa.

Impact Snapshot

"We decided to move forward with the maternity home when we discovered the girls were experiencing abuse and manipulation by providing sex in exchange for food, toiletries and other items. Their situations appeared hopeless, but adding pregnancy into the mix made these girls feel trapped. Often they choose ‘safe, pain-free abortions’, which translates into illegal abortions. We believe the death rate, sterility and complications from these unregulated clinics to be astronomically high."
– June Blanshan

Highlights

  • Taught life skills, health education and leadership development to grades 7-9 biweekly in the public schools of Qwa Qwa.
  • Developed strategy and funding for the Ntlo ya Setshabelo (House of Refuge) maternity home for orphaned or at-risk pregnant teens. It will be a place of safety, mentoring and encouragement.

Top Goal

We seek to open the doors of Ntlo ya Setshabelo to our first pregnant teens.


Jabulani Africa

Jabulani Africa

Location: Hout Bay, South Africa
Website: www.jamafrica.co.za

Jabulani Africa develops and supports young leaders with the purpose of impacting Africa for good.

Jabulani provides:

  • Orphan/Street Kids Care
  • Leadership Training
  • Community Development
  • Short-Term Teams/Mobilization

Recent Highlights

  • Hosted more than 30 camps for leadership training to approximately 1,500 young leaders.
  • Helped host 40 children in a weekly after-school and feeding program.
  • Hosted leadership training.

Kindle

KINDLE Orphan Outreach

Location: Salima, Malawi
Website: www.kindlemw.org

Kindle is committed to meeting the physical, mental, and social needs of orphans, vulnerable children, and their guardians.

Kindle provides:

  • Food/Nutrition Distribution
  • Orphan/Street Kids Care
  • Leadership Training
  • Healthcare
  • Educational Reinforcement
  • Community Development
  • Short-Term Teams/Mobilization
  • Women’s Empowerment

Extreme Response Partnership Activities

  • Working jointly to provide electricity for a medical clinic

Recent Highlights

  • Cared for 2,500 patients monthly at Katawa Community Clinic. Roughly one-third had malaria.
  • Provided nutritious food to 100 malnourished children weekly and provided training to guardians. Partial funding provided through ER.
  • Helped to start two treadle pump irrigation clubs, bringing the total to 15.
  • Supported 11 families overloaded with orphans. Partial funding provided through ER.
  • Supported 64 secondary students last year and will support 72 this year.
  • Worked with 24 youth groups and have opened new family life groups, bringing the total to 26.

Living-Hope

Living Hope Community Center

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Website: www.livinghope.co.za

Living Hope strives to bring hope and break the despair of poverty and disease. It plays a vital role in the prevention, care, treatment and support of people impacted by HIV/AIDS and other chronic illnesses, while supporting community development through educational, social and health programs.

Living Hope provides:

  • Food/Nutrition Distribution
  • Job Development
  • Leadership Training
  • Healthcare
  • Educational Reinforcement
  • Community Development
  • Rescue and restoration from human trafficking
  • Training for local leaders

Extreme Response Partnership Activities

  • Hosts Short-Term Teams
  • Hosts Christmas Celebrations

Recent Highlights

  • Working with 27,889 total clients.
  • 18,694 clients counseled for HIV & TB.
  • 170 patients in our health center.
  • 334 patients in their homes.
  • 16,912 home based care visits.
  • 2,122 clients in support groups.
  • 5,622 children reached in our life skills programs.
  • 74 clients in our Substance Abuse recovery program.
  • 80 trained in our “Way To Work” course.

Monte Christo Miqlat

Monte Christo Miqlat

Location: Paarl, South Africa
Website: www.mcmsa.org.za

Monte Christo Miqlat (MCM) seeks to build peaceful, sustainable families and help people in need through food, shelter, job skills, healthy activities, safe places, and health care and education.

MCM provides:

  • Food/Nutrition Distribution
  • Job Development
  • Leadership Training/Development
  • Healthcare Education/Care
  • Disaster Response
  • Educational Reinforcement/After-School Programs
  • Community Development
  • Short-Term Teams/Mobilization
  • Women’s Empowerment
  • Youth Programming

Recent Highlights

  • Delivered 1 million meals to 120 preschools in Drakenstein Municipality.
  • Provided 80 job opportunities per week to the homeless in Drakenstein Municipality.
  • Used Drama and Writing School to lead 37 youth out of gang membership.
  • Provided after-school programs for 70 children per month.
  • Trained 40 children per month in soccer skills.