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Silverbacks Rise at L327-Fitness Camp

Silverbacks Rise at L327-Fitness Camp

In 2021, ER's Gabe Fisher launched L327-Fitness to mentor young men in South Africa to lead successful lives. To end the year, he invited six "Silverback" boys (interns) to participate in a fitness camp. This took place at a community farm in Beaufort West operated by...

Major Expansion Coming for Dream Centers

Major Expansion Coming for Dream Centers

This year will be a game-changer for dozens of vulnerable kids attending our Dream Centers. You will want to be a part of our plans. Watch for an announcement regarding scholarships on ER's social media platforms on Jan. 24. Currently, ER fully operates Dream Centers...

MCH Boys Overcome Hard Starts

MCH Boys Overcome Hard Starts

Have you ever wondered what happens to kids who beg on the street? It's beyond sad. Most end up as drug abusers, homeless, uneducated and hopeless. That was Roland's future because his family was locked in a never-ending cycle of poverty. But then everything changed....

Quito Dream Center Graduates Two Kids

Quito Dream Center Graduates Two Kids

Until recently, kids whose parents work in the Quito Trash Dump rarely made it through high school. Most drop out early to become recyclers themselves. This cycle is breaking and dreams are coming true. Thanks to your support, we celebrate the success of Cristina and...

COVID Grinch Fails to Cancel Christmas

COVID Grinch Fails to Cancel Christmas

By Dawn Carnill, Director of Christmas Outreach No, the COVID grinch did NOT cancel Christmas in South Africa. In fact, ER's Christmas outreaches were a huge success, despite the hoopla that surrounded the country when the Omicron strain was first detected by...

Life Skills Grads Conquer COVID

Life Skills Grads Conquer COVID

The six women who just graduated from Golden Hands' Advanced Seamstress course define perseverance. Normally this Life Skills course requires eight months of training, but because of multiple COVID restrictions, it extended beyond a year. Finally, these hard-working...

Rayne Dance: From Tragedy to Triumph

Rayne Dance: From Tragedy to Triumph

Investing in vulnerable children gives us a front row seat to seeing incredible life change. Take Rayne*, who experienced a severe childhood accident that could have left her crushed and hopeless. Instead, Rayne dances with joy. By Amy Townsend, Fish Hoek Dream Center...

COVID Craziness: Visas Finally Renewed!

COVID Craziness: Visas Finally Renewed!

ER Staff Overcome COVID Hurdles (Part 1) October 19 update: Great news! Two ER staff members in south Africa just got their official credentials renewed. Ron Townsend and Nick Carnill have waited many months to learn if they would be able to continue on serving in...

Summit Renews Leadership Community

Summit Renews Leadership Community

By Russ Cline ER Co-Founder, Director of Leadership Development I didn’t realize how much I missed connecting with our leaders and coaches over the past 18 months. While we’ve been able to spend lots of time on virtual calls, it’s really different when we can sit...

Bethany Shoots Video on Two Continents in One Summer

Bethany Shoots Video on Two Continents in One Summer

It was a whirlwind summer for volunteer Bethany Johnson, who took her camera to South Africa and Ecuador during a hectic 10-week trip. A student at King's College in NY, Bethany had previously served with ER through our partner Living Hope in South Africa. Bethany...

Find Your Fulfillment by Volunteering

Find Your Fulfillment by Volunteering

Hannah Pours Into Dream Center Kids Hannah Townsend spent her formative years helping her family serve vulnerable kids at what is now the Fish Hoek Dream Center. Her parents, Ron and Amy Townsend, oversee the Center. After graduating high school in South Africa, she...

Cycles For Life Mobilizes Barber

Cycles For Life Mobilizes Barber

Barber Overcomes COVID Hurdles Through Pay-It-Forward Program Yman was stuck. The 23-year-old was studying and working at a barber shop during COVID and it wasn't going well. He couldn't use public transportation to get to work or school. In fact, the barber shop was...

Be a School Pack Hero

Be a School Pack Hero

Kids worldwide are heading back to school with their backpacks, uniforms and supplies. But some kids won't be returning because their families cannot afford the cost of these items, especially following COVID lockdowns that resulted in parents losing income. Sadly,...

Kindle Health Clinic Gets Electricity

Kindle Health Clinic Gets Electricity

Would you seek help at a health clinic that lacked power? When we first encountered the Katawa Clinic in 2017, it was the only rural clinic providing women's health services in Malawi. ER partner Kindle Orphan Outreach oversees the clinic and asked for our help. The...

Fish Hoek First Graders Dream Big

Fish Hoek First Graders Dream Big

One of our favorite activities is "onboarding" new kids to our Dream Centers. We challenge them to dream big by asking them, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" Our Grade 1 students in Fish Hoek recently had fun thinking about that question and ER's Dawn...

Pandemic Response: Emergency Veggies

Pandemic Response: Emergency Veggies

"Relief update: 1,856 families received their veggies from Baguio, for a total of 3,927 families getting emergency food." When the coronavirus outbreak hit in the spring of 2020, ER responded by distributing emergency food to families in need in the communities we...

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