Moving Beyond Charity: CAST

What is CAST?

The Church Alliance for Social Transformation (CAST) is a registered non-profit organisation that mobilises and equips local churches for compassionate action among the poor in their communities.

Since it was founded in 2009, CAST has been on a rapid growth curve now serving more than 4,500 needy people in our various programmes each month. CAST’s departmental goals for each community we partner with include ending food insecurity, developing resilient youth, ensuring the proper cognitive development of every child, and increasing the monthly income in every household to a livable level.

What we do:

Our programmes include:

  • Health & Nutrition (food, clothing & health education)
  • Sport & Youth Development (whole-life coaching, camps & conferences, Life Orientation Resilience Programme, mentoring & youth ministry support)
  • Education & Child Development (literacy programmes, after-school tutoring, holiday clubs, children’s ministry support & creative arts programmes)
  • Local Economic Development (training, forums, micro-loans, savings clubs, skills-development & mentoring)

The programmes we run focus on uplifting and developing thirteen communities in the eThekwini and Ilembe districts, as well as further afield in Gauteng and Kenya: Mariannridge, Chesterville, Lamontville, Westville, Phoenix, Durban Inner-City, KwaDabeka, eSikhawini, Edamini, Vosloorus, Noodsberg, Chibini and Huruma (Nairobi).


CAST is empowering communities through providing these practical programmes that address social issues and can be implemented by local volunteers.

Our vision is to mobilise a thousand churches to end poverty in their communities by 2040.