"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 [...]
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
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, [...]
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!
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 [...]
As you may know, South Africa will begin a 21-day lockdown from midnight on 26 March until 16 April 2020 to stem the spread of Coronavirus. Many of the needy in the communities where CAST operates will be severely affected by limited access to food and basic necessities during this time. Join our project to pack and distribute 500 food parcels in the next 2 days by donating the items below or making a contribution of R250 per [...]