16 06, 2022

Supporting Our Youth

2022-08-24T12:47:30+02:00Education, Event, Poverty Relief, The People|

It's Youth Day in South Africa. Just as we commemorate the brave young people who stood up against oppression in 1976, we continue to support the youth of today who live in a world of poverty and injustice. We had the opportunity to provide new school uniforms to primary and high school learners in the rural community of Molweni, KZN who lost theirs in the recent floods. Thank you to Pastor James Mangisa of Azalea Road Baptist Church [...]

9 09, 2019

Building Resilience in our Youth: Azriel’s Story

2019-09-09T16:43:50+02:00The People, Uncategorised, Youth Development|

At CAST, we believe that resilience is key to being able to deal with life's challenges and bounce back from setbacks. In addition to our sport and discipleship programmes, we are excited to be running the Smart Moves Resilience programme as part of the national Life Orientation curriculum that will reach over 400 youth in our communities this year - many of whom have already shown great improvement in their level of engagement and participation at school. The [...]

12 08, 2019

Hope for the Future: Judith’s Story

2019-08-12T16:34:02+02:00Education, The People, Youth Development|

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 [...]

20 06, 2014

Youth Day 2014

2018-05-27T17:01:02+02:00Education, Youth Development|

Mandela spoke these words on the second anniversary of Youth Day in South Africa, This generation of youth stands at the border-line between the past of oppression and repression, and the future of prosperity, peace and harmony. Today's generation of youth face the same challenges on the "border-line" of change.  Social issues like drug abuse, fatherlessness, poverty, and HIV/AIDS face the young people today, especially in the communities where CAST works. On Monday, CAST remembered the Soweto uprising [...]

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 [...]

23 05, 2014

Give Your Brain a Hand: Dance Edition

2018-08-30T16:08:20+02:00Education, Youth Development|

Yasmin Adams, CAST's Inner-City Coordinator, has started a program called "Give Your Brain a Hand" for students at Addington Primary School that focuses on developing God-given talents.  "Give Your Brain a Hand" is intended to provide a creative outlet for the children in multiple areas, such as arts and crafts, singing, and dancing. The idea behind "Give Your Brain a Hand" is that students can use the talents God has already blessed them with instead of focusing on the [...]

9 05, 2014

Confidence

2018-08-31T09:47:14+02:00Youth Development|

For many years, CAST's Youth Development programme has provided multiple sport ministries for boys.  During the last few months, Dale Nunes and Antony Mbugua have started a tennis team specifically for high school girls in KwaDabeka. This exciting new opportunity has provided the girls a safe place to go after school to spend time with their friends and gain confidence in a new skill. On the tennis court, girls are encouraged by the coaches to keep trying new tennis [...]

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 [...]

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