Today we share the story of a learner in our ECD programme who has made a great improvement in his literacy skills. Currently in Grade 4 at Mcopheleli Primary School, 11-year-old Luyanda Mthethwa from KwaDabeka had great difficulty with the basics, not being able to write the letters of the alphabet, and struggled to form words in English and isiZulu. This sadly affected his self-esteem. His family receives a monthly food parcel from CAST and learnt of the [...]
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 [...]
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
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 [...]
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!
Greetings CAST Community! We are excited to bring you our first quarterly newsletter for 2020: Download the full pdf document here: CAST Newsletter Vol. 1 _ JAN_FEB_MARCH 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!
Lynette Pather is an experienced youth leader in the community of Phoenix in Durban, South Africa and has dedicated herself to helping the children and youth in her area through CAST’s Reading Intervention Programme for Grade 3s, and Life Skills Resilience Programme for Grade 7s. She first joined CAST as a volunteer in 2017 when a pastor from Cornerstone Community Church went door-to-door around the neighbourhood to speak to youth and Sunday School teachers about the programmes that [...]
Since joining CAST as a programme participant two years ago, 31-year-old Judith Abrams has made a valuable impact in giving back to her community as a volunteer for CAST’s Child Literacy and Youth Development programmes. Judith came to know CAST through a friend who worked at the Mariannridge CAST Community Centre assisting in the facilitation of programmes. She then signed up to participate in the Business Experience and Business Growth courses to learn how she could improve her [...]
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 and Business Growth Course. Using what he learnt, he set about starting his own business. Like many of the youth in his community, he faced [...]