25 08, 2022

CAST Mariannridge : Transformation

2022-09-02T13:45:25+02:00Education, Event, The People|

What a TRANSFORMATION Amazing work by mosaic artist Peta May Salmon Piece Project Mosaics and painter Boise from Mariannridge who blessed Mariannridge Primary School with this beautiful symbol of hope and unity for our partner community funded by the South African Government

23 09, 2021

Raising a Society of Readers

2021-10-26T12:13:14+02:00Education, Impact Stories, The People|

Big thank you to Camelot College for helping us Move Beyond Charity with a generous donation of textbooks which has blessed one of our partner schools in the community of Chesterville "We as HP Ngwenya Primary School would like to thank CAST for the books they gave to our school. The books will assist us in achieving the goal of raising a society of readers. We take this initiative very seriously as it will help our kids have [...]

5 10, 2020

Words of Encouragement: Luyanda’s Story

2020-10-05T17:17:35+02:00Education, Impact Stories, The People|

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 [...]

12 06, 2014

Wordworks

2018-05-26T13:09:21+02:00Education|

A few weeks ago, we heard about Jupiter, who attended CAST's literacy programme training.  CAST's literacy programme is based on another programme called Wordworks, which was established in 2005 to support and improve early language and literacy learning among children from historically disadvantaged communities in South Africa. CAST received book donations for Wordworks from a local book supply company called Books2You.  The books were intended to go to Westville Senior Primary, but the school decided to donate them to [...]

6 06, 2014

Ordinary Things – Educating the youth

2019-07-28T11:56:32+02:00Business Development, Education, Youth Development|

Meet Lindsay, a business mentor to Lindiwe in Lamontville (from last week's story).  Lindsay is a mom from Westville; she has triplets in Matric.  She also works for her husband's business. After Bridgette, the founder of business forum, encouraged Lindsay to volunteer with CAST, Lindsay decided to become Paradigm Shift trainer in KwaDabeka and Lamontville.  Because of her experience as a trainer in a bank, this was a great way to volunteer. However, when Lindsay was asked [...]

16 05, 2014

Jupiter’s Hope

2018-08-30T16:25:36+02:00Business Development, Education, The People|

  Five years ago, Jupiter and his family fled to South Africa from the Congo. In his home country, Jupiter had worked as a teacher. However, as a refugee in Durban, Jupiter struggled to find work in the area of his passion, education. At first, Jupiter was able to attend the University of KwaZulu-Natal to study Community Development, but when he struggled to renew his refugee status his studies were cut short. Out of necessity, Jupiter began buying [...]

5 09, 2013

Move Beyond Charity

2018-09-03T11:16:49+02:00Counselling, Education, Poverty Relief, The People, Uncategorized, Youth Development|

Many of you may have seen our new slogan floating around the social media realms and wondered what the inspiration behind it is. "Move Beyond Charity" is our way of expressing what the core beliefs behind our organisation are. We believe that extreme poverty can end, that mindsets can be changed, and that love is a necessity. We believe that changing the world requires more than just a handout, more than just charity; it requires action.... it requires [...]

3 06, 2013

Add Some Drama To The Mix

2018-09-04T11:05:45+02:00Education|

  For a number of years, CAST has been running an after-school homework club at Addington Primary School. Volunteers assist small groups of children with their homework and provide an alternative to spending the afternoon on the streets. Children are referred by their school teachers and a lot of them have severe learning problems. This year, one of our interns, Rebecca Benn, decided to add something extra to the Addington Primary Extra Curricular programme. As well as assisting [...]

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