"...whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did it for me!" Matthew 25:40

The Heart of Alexandra

Rays of Hope started operating with one project in Alexandra in 1991 and has grown to a network of nine community-based projects, focusing on education, orphaned & vulnerable children and work readiness. In 2017, we achieved the following phenomenal results:

  • We impacted 2,600 people every week, an increase of an incredible 33% from 2016.
  • We had an amazing 587 volunteers across our nine different programmes - thank you so much.
  • We partnered with over 70 corporates and are looking forward to growing this base in 2018 as we embark on developing B-BBEE partnerships.
  • We worked with over 30 Alex organisations - these include schools, a hospice, a women’s shelter and Early Childhood Development forums, with which we are developing mutual recognition and respect, even interdependence.

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Only by channelling resources into townships will we see any change in our country. 70% of urban South Africans live in townships. Rays of Hope has been at the heart of Alexandra for over two decades. Your investment will not only change lives, but will impact positively on the South African economy.

“For these are all our children, we will all profit by or pay for what they become.” James Baldwin

Support Us

Rays of Hope depends on generous donations to fund our various projects and administrative costs. Project donations are tax deductible.


Our Focus

Orphaned and Vulnerable Children

Helping people in adverse situations to thrive
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Work Readiness

Giving the unemployed hope of a financially independent future
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Equipping young people to reach their potential
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