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10 09, 2020

Partnering for Food Security

2020-09-10T15:34:27+02:00Poverty Relief, Uncategorised|

"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." – Helen Keller During the national lockdown to stem the spread of the Coronavirus in South Africa, CAST handed out over 2000 food parcels to people who could not work and did not have enough food to sustain their families. We very quickly realised we could not keep up with the demand, so we decided to look at which other organizations we could partner with in [...]

7 09, 2020

Transform a Child’s Life Through Education

2020-09-07T15:12:45+02:00Education, The People, Uncategorised|

Just 6 months of learning can transform a child’s life. This September, help us make quality education accessible by distributing Early Literacy packs straight to the homes of the foundation-phase learners we work with. The national lockdown to stem the spread of the Coronavirus saw many children in our communities staying at home without access to learning resources, putting them at risk of falling behind in their educational and cognitive development. A donation of R200 will fund the [...]

16 07, 2020

CAST Mandela Day Online iMbizo 2020

2020-07-16T13:57:07+02:00Business Development, Education, Event, Poverty Relief, The People, Uncategorised, Youth Development|

The CAST Mandela Day Online iMbizo has been postponed to Saturday 25 July 2020, 13:00 - 14:07 (SAST GMT+2). We apologize for any inconvenience caused. Click this link to register: https://in-contact.org/accept/25/4231/r/ Zoom meeting log-in details: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88390393355?pwd=QUtXK2lTSE1TOWlxMTJzS2JBU1hTQT09 Meeting ID: 883 9039 3355 Password: Mandela Stay safe, and see you then! #movebeyondcharity #jointhemovement

3 07, 2020

A New Life: Reen’s Story

2020-07-03T16:18:01+02:00Counselling, The People, Uncategorized|

44-year old Reen Naicker from Phoenix has been healed of his addiction of 30 years through CAST in partnership with Project Exodus, and partner church, Cornerstone Community Church (CCC).  Reen’s journey out of addiction began with attending a weekly support group meeting at CCC. This was made possible through the meeting of the leadership of Project Exodus and CAST at the Ibandla Malivuke Conference in 2018 which led to the formation of a partnership that has gone on [...]

25 06, 2020

Living Testimony: Siya’s Story

2020-06-25T16:07:47+02:00Poverty Relief, The People, Uncategorised, Youth Development|

During the month of December 2019, CAST was blessed with a total of 33 interns sponsored by ABSA Bank Ltd. in partnership with Catalyx Consulting as a host organization. Our duty was to implement the Youth Employment Service (YES) programme initiated by President Cyril Ramaphosa. This year-long internship aims to assist unemployed South Africans aged 18 – 28 years old in gaining full-time employment in their chosen fields. Below is the testimony of one of our interns, Siyabonga, [...]

24 06, 2020

Protecting our Communities

2020-06-24T13:14:43+02:00Business Development, Poverty Relief, The People|

At the start of the national lockdown in late March 2020, the Kruger family were watching a news report about the importance of wearing masks to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus in South Africa. The family knew that people did not have access to face masks, especially those who did not even have money for food.  They knew that the need for masks was going to be huge and urgent, so they got to work the very [...]

19 06, 2020

CAST Annual General Meeting 2020

2020-06-24T15:19:15+02:00Business Development, CAST Kenya, Education, Event, Poverty Relief, The People, Uncategorised, Uncategorized, Youth Development|

Thank you to all those who were able to join us for our first-ever virtual Annual General Meeting - it was a great time of reflection on 2019 - hearing what God has done in the communities where we work, and connecting to the greater CAST community that has played a significant role in making this Ministry possible. Our latest Annual Report for 2019 is available for viewing and download via the following link: CAST Annual Report 2019 [...]

19 05, 2020

[MOVE BEYOND CHARITY] CAST Newsletter Vol.2 April/May 2020

2020-06-24T14:54:49+02:00Business Development, Education, Poverty Relief, The People, Uncategorised, Youth Development|

Today we bring you our second quarterly newsletter for 2020:   Click here to download the pdf: CAST Newsletter Vol.2 APRIL_MAY_2020. Watch this space for more about our ministry highlights and upcoming events. Feel free to share with all who are interested in the movement beyond charity!

5 05, 2020

Making it Work: LED during lockdown

2020-06-23T16:48:54+02:00Business Development, Poverty Relief, The People, Uncategorised|

Since the enforcement of the national lockdown on 27 March to stem the spread of the Coronavirus in South Africa, CAST faced the challenge of suspending programmes normally held in group settings at the 13 communities in which we operate. Our Local Economic Development programme seeks to teach business skills and introduce new opportunities to those already running small, medium, and micro enterprises (SMMEs). Over a period of 9 - 18 weeks, the entrepreneurs take part in the [...]