We are so grateful that we could assist our partner, Worship Centre Church in Umbilo, to establish a sewing group training project, training unemployed women, and using clothing donated to CAST to generate an income. This church serves a broad community of refugees from African countries and seeks to help the women to become economically-empowered.
Thab'sile Miya, a member of our partner KwaDabeka Baptist Church , has regained her freedom and independence to live in her own space since CAST was able to assist in renovating her home this year. Having lost her full-time job during the pandemic, she has since found a new occupation serving at the church, and worships God whole-heartedly.
What a blessing to be able to equip our partner Melitha Baptist Church, Lamontville to assist in renovating Nonhlanhla's home with much-needed repairs. This has made a world of difference for this family. Help us reach more families in need of immediate relief that will improve their living conditions and empower them to go further.
Our community facilitator for our partners, Redeemed Baptist Family Church (Noodsberg) and Chibini Baptist Church in northern rural KZN, had the amazing opportunity to attend Farming God’s Way training in Port Elizabeth to learn more and upskill the farmers in his communities, and was specially chosen to provide narration in isiZulu for the Farming God's Way training videos. We praise God for working through us to serve others
We are so proud of the leaders from our partner church in Mariannridge (outer-west Durban), Kingdom Connect Ministries who have successfully implemented the Sinoxolo Trauma Counselling programme at our CAST Community Centre in the area. This community is sadly plagued by substance abuse, violence, and joblessness which has worsened since the pandemic and recent devastation in KZN. Thanks again to The Warehouse for developing this course that equips us to help others heal
What an amazing time spent teaching and learning from one another at our 3-day Sinoxolo workshop! Special thank you to The Warehouse for developing this incredible course and the 20 leaders from 8 local churches who will carry this forward to their communities to help others heal from trauma
We had an amazing day with our partner Church leaders from Melitha Baptist Church, Lamontville together mapping the journey ahead to become a truly empowered church and transformed community.
A fun-filled week at the Kid's Holiday Club in Enhlanhleni, KwaDabeka co-hosted by CAST and our partner, KwaDabeka Baptist Church. Almost 100 children have attended each day and are guided by Psalm 23 as the theme of the event.
Working Towards For FREEDOM And EQUALITY For All Thanks to the support of our generous donors and volunteers, we have been able to assist the following communities with flood relief so far: Westville, KwaDabeka, Reservoir Hills, Clermont, Mariannridge, Mariannhill, Dassenhoek, Pinetown, Molweni, Nazareth, Lamontville, Chesterville, Cato Manor, Chatsworth, Shallcross, Savannah Park, Phoenix, Edamini, Shongweni, Inanda, Wyebank and Umbilo. Get involved and contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org or find our donation details at cast.org.za.
Amazing progress by our Grow Eat Thrive (GET) programme farmers in Noodsberg who started their own vegetable gardens at home Special thanks to Rod and Enock from Deep Rural NGO for your incredible guidance.