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
Kindle Orphan Outreach
Living Hope Community Center


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.

African Hope Trust engages in the following humanitarian activities:

  • Orphan/Street Children Care
  • Housing Development

Extreme Response Partnership Activities

  • Hosted a Christmas celebration with ER
  • Provided school uniforms for 13 children.
  • Provided meals for 12 children everyday for 365 days.
  • Provided parenting classes for 4 house mothers and assistants.
  • Helped 3 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.
  • “Emergency response is part of African Hope Trust’s motivation. We know that we cannot care for every child who is in need, but we can be there for the many emergency cases that come through our doors.” – Don Sayers
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    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 engages in the following humanitarian activities:

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

    Extreme Response Partnership Activities

    • Hosted a Short-Term Team through ER
    • Hosted an Intern or Staff through ER
    • Participated in Leadership Development
    • Participated in a Leadership Summit
    • Hosted a Christmas Celebration with ER
    • Hosted visit by ER Staff

    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.

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    Belwop

    BELWOP Rescue Center

    Location: Nyeri, Kenya
    Website: https://www.facebook.com/Belwop/

    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 engages in the following humanitarian activities:

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

    Extreme Response Partnership Activities

    • Hosted an Intern/Staff through ER
    • Participated in Leadership Development
    • Hosted a Visit by ER Staff
    • Raised Funds with ER

    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.

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    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 by the end of 2016.
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    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 engages in the following humanitarian activities:

    • Food/Nutrition Distribution
    • Orphan/Street Children Care
    • Leadership Training
    • Healthcare
    • Education
    • Community Development
    • Short-Term Teams/Mobilization
    • Women’s Advocacy/Leadership
    • Food Security

    Extreme Response Partnership Activities

    • Raised Funds with ER

    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.

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    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 engages in the following humanitarian activities:

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

    Extreme Response Partnership Activities

    • Hosted a Short-Term Team
    • Hosted Christmas Celebrations with ER
    • Raised Funds with ER

    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.

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