South Africa

It’s Harvest Time in South Africa

April 16, 2019

Following is an excerpt from ER partner Living Hope’s latest eNewsletter. Here, John Thomas shares how teaching farming is helping vulnerable people learn a trade, gain confidence, build relationships and become sustainable. By John Thomas, Executive Director, Living Hope Trust Living Hope’s ‘Harvest Training Initiative’ program trains students in agriculture, business and missions. It is the […]

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JAM: A Vision to Develop African Leaders

March 28, 2019

Prior to joining Extreme Response, Alyssa Carrel left Michigan to serve as a short-term volunteer with ER partner Jabulani Africa Ministries in Cape Town, South Africa. Today, she serves as a staff writer and teaching assistant at our South Africa Dream Centre after-school program. By Alyssa Carrel, ER Staff Writer I arrived at the Jabulani […]

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Overcoming Evil in South Africa

February 28, 2019

By Alyssa Carrell There is an atmosphere of evil when you enter Beaufort West, South Africa. This city of 45,000 is plagued by human trafficking. According to Justice International: *600,000 women and children are sex trafficked every year in Africa. *80% of their first contact with a trafficker was through a woman. *Trafficked women, girls and […]

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Gifts Open Door to Boy’s Heart

January 9, 2019

By Alyssa Carrel, ER Writer Since his arrival in 2012 at African Hope Trust, an ER partner operating safe homes for children located in South Africa, Ekundayo* has kept himself at arm’s length from everyone aside from his house Mama. He doesn’t show affection and rarely expresses emotion, reflecting his troubling journey. During the 2018 Christmas […]

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Family is the Joy of Life

January 1, 2019

By Dawn Carnill, Director of Christmas Outreach In this blog, Dawn Carnill gives you a front-row seat to the journey of a young Filipino enduring cancer and how he radiates hope despite his circumstances. It’s the most wonderful time of the year again! Time for shopping, school programs, cookie baking, present wrapping, decorating and partying. It’s […]

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Dream Centre Brightens His World

November 29, 2018

By Alyssa Carrel, ER Staff Writer (Nov. 19, 2018) JoJo’s* world is very dim. He is one of our Grade 1 learners and among all his struggles, on this day his biggest challenge is that he battles to see because he needs to wear sunglasses to protect his eyes. JoJo comes into the Dream Centre […]

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It Takes Teamwork

November 12, 2017

By Dawn Carnill Director of Christmas Outreach The 23-member 2017 South Africa Christmas team is already back home, decorating their own trees and gearing up for their own family holidays in the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom. They spent 10 days in South Africa in late November, putting on 17 parties and going on […]

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African Hope Trust Fulfills Cape Town Kids’ Need for Love

July 31, 2016

Alyssa Carrel recently returned from a brief stint as a volunteer with ER partner African Hope Trust. Here she details its work with vulnerable children and its plans to build a new safe house. My time at African Hope Trust was brief, but oh how refreshing. I struggle to adequately describe what it felt like […]

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Joy in the Moment, and in Dreams for Tomorrow

May 2, 2016

By Alyssa Carrel ER Volunteer to South Africa Children are known for their wild imaginations, the stories they create, the way they dream. But for a child growing up in poverty, dreams are a luxury they typically can’t afford. That’s why the South Africa Dream Centre is so important to children like Kayleen. This adorable […]

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Mother’s Day in Qwa Qwa: Pregnant Teens Get Support

April 27, 2016

By Aimee Hurtubise Canadian Aimee Hurtubise is helping to change lives through Ignite South Africa. Extreme Response Canada is pleased to be the sending organization for Aimee. The first time I drove into Qwa Qwa, South Africa, I knew I was home.  I still feel that way 10 years later. Although I have spent half […]

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