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17 01, 2019

Leading the Way in Mathare, Kenya: Joyce’s Story

2019-01-17T16:01:10+00:00Jan 17th, 2019|Business Development, CAST Kenya|

38-year-old Joyce Alinda lives in the Mathare slum in Kenya and helps women to become financially stable by teaching them beadwork and business skills. When the Local Economic Development programme was introduced to a group of pastors in Huruma, Kenya in early 2018, Joyce, one of the pastors’ wives, jumped on board to [...]

8 10, 2018

Getting Down to Business: Lebohang’s Story

2018-10-08T12:55:21+00:00Oct 8th, 2018|Business Development, Education, Poverty Relief, The People, Youth Development|

At just twenty-years-old, Lebohang Gaula is already a thriving businessman. It all began in August last year, when he spotted a CAST flyer at a local shop in KwaDabeka and jumped at the opportunity to join the business programme. Over the course of 3 months, he successfully completed the Business Experience Course [...]

20 09, 2018

boy2Man: Ayanda’s Story

2018-09-20T15:28:55+00:00Sep 20th, 2018|Youth Development|

The CAST Annual Boys2Men Camp is one of the highlights of our year where we get to spend uninterrupted time with the young men in our communities and address the desperate need for guidance, advice, affirmation, and create a way for these boys to discover their identity.  Below is the story of one of [...]

13 09, 2018

Diversity in Prayer

2018-09-13T15:18:55+00:00Sep 13th, 2018|Uncategorised|

September is Heritage Month in South Africa, and to celebrate the diversity of culture in our community, we would like to share the following prayer requests in the different languages we speak at CAST:   Swahili  Maombi ya kuwasilisha maombi kwa hatua mbili za usajili wa CAST Kenya zilizowasilishwa na Joe jana. Prayer for [...]

24 08, 2018

Shooting for the Stars: Bryan’s Story

2018-09-14T15:55:15+00:00Aug 24th, 2018|Youth Development|

On his way home from school one day, 14-year-old Samkelo Bryan Cele, learnt something that would change his life. Being tall in stature, a friend invited him to join the CAST Basketball team that trained at KwaDabeka Baptist church. Without any former knowledge of the sport, or the right kit, Bryan went to [...]

13 08, 2018

Stronger Every Day: Octavia’s Story

2018-09-14T16:18:05+00:00Aug 13th, 2018|Business Development, Poverty Relief|

Last year, 48-year-old Octavia Mvundla’s life changed when she was diagnosed with Diabetes after attending CAST’s first round of health screenings in KwaDabeka during October. These were conducted to raise awareness about the disease among people in the communities. At the time of testing, her blood sugar level was dangerously high at 28 [...]

9 08, 2018

Empowering Women: Sidudla’s Story

2018-09-14T16:22:10+00:00Aug 9th, 2018|Business Development, Poverty Relief, Uncategorised|

7 The angel of the Lord found Hagar near a spring in the desert; it was the spring that is beside the road to Shur. 8 And he said, “Hagar, slave of Sarai, where have you come from, and where are you going?” “I’m running away from my mistress Sarai,” she answered. 9 Then the angel of the Lord told her, “Go back [...]

1 12, 2017

Local Economic Development in Lamontville

2018-09-14T16:23:36+00:00Dec 1st, 2017|Business Development, Poverty Relief|

CAST recently hosted a Graduation Day for participants who successfully completed the Business Growth Course in Lamontville. Four of the ladies in this programme are part of a Sewing & Support Group launched this year at Lamontville Baptist Church, and spoke about how their lives have changed since joining CAST:   When/how did [...]

10 11, 2017

Moving Beyond Charity: Making a Spiritual Impact

2018-09-14T16:25:14+00:00Nov 10th, 2017|Poverty Relief, Uncategorised, Youth Development|

During the past month, CAST has witnessed tremendous spiritual growth in the lives of our participants, both through special events and regular programming. Holiday Clubs During the October school holidays, CAST had the opportunity to partner with two local churches, Joy Chapel Ministries in Mariannridge and Lamontville Baptist Church, to host holiday clubs [...]