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The CHURCH ALLIANCE FOR SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION (C.A.S.T.) is a registered non-profit organisation that is focused on breaking the cycle of poverty in Africa with sustainable and wholistic focus. Developing someone from begging on the streets for food into passionate business owner employing other needy people is a sustainable model.
C.A.S.T. is a highly skilled and focused team empowering people of all ages from the inside out through our Relief Services, Education & Child Development, Sport & Youth and Business Development programs.
We mobilise and equip local churches for compassionate action among the poor in their communities.
Mobilising and aligning local churches to reach out with practical compassion to empower, transform and redeem communities.
CAST was born out of the community development programmes of three Baptist churches: Westville, KwaDabeka and Noodsberg. Over three decades, these churches had together developed partnerships with a number of schools, clinics and community based organisations in poorer communities. Through these partnerships, programmes to help the poor in these communities were already running when CAST was registered as an independent NPO in 2009 (and subsequently as a Trust in 2011).
The existing programmes in the Durban Inner City, KwaDabeka, Cato Manor and Noodsberg were incorporated into the new organisation which began to grow rapidly expanding its scope of programmes and branching into new communities. In 2010, the Masibambisane Center in Cato Manor was incorporated into CAST, followed in 2013 by Transformation Mariannridge (or RidgeCity) and then early in 2014, the outreach programmes of West City Fellowship in Chesterville. All these organisations brought experience, existing programmes, staff and valuable connections into the organisation.
We combat extreme poverty through the provision of food and clothing to initiate a process of development towards self-sufficiency with each recipient. We assist each family and implement practical action plans.
EDUCATION & CHILD DEVELOPMENT
Low levels of literacy and education in general can impede the economic development of a country in the current rapidly changing technology-driven world.
SPORT & YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
To combat issues such as HIV/AIDS, fatherlessness, drug abuse, lack of education, and poverty, CAST’s Sports Ministry focuses on whole life coaching.
LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
To create opportunities for people to find employment, develop businesses and further their careers so as to earn a decent income and provide for their families.
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These donors are assisting us to break the cycle of poverty. We need your support! Join our donors. C.A.S.T. is a Section 30 organisation under the Income Tax Act. Donations made to the organisation are tax deductable under Section 18A (1)(a) of the Income Tax Act.
CAST is a registered Trust IT No. 986/2011/PMB. It is also registered with the Department of Social Services as a non-profit organisation: 085-077 NPO, and with SARS as a Public Benefit Organisation under Section 30 of the Income Tax Act. Donations made to the organisation are tax deductable under Section 18A (1)(a) of the Income Tax Act. Let’s break the cycle of poverty together.