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

Delightful turnout at Rose-Act Parent’s Day

A record number of parents attended the first Rose-Act Saturday School parents briefing session of 2017, held on February 11.  The meeting, which saw over 170 parents arrive at the Alexandra campus of the Central Johannesburg College, was organised to orientate parents and...
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‘Raising Readers’ to love books

“One of the greatest gifts adults can give—to their offspring and to their society—is to read to children.” These words of eminent astronomer Carl Sagan summed up the mood at a reading seminar for volunteers and leaders at Rays of Hope’s Homework Club. Marian Bailey and Lucille...
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Proud2BMe Parenting Workshop

On Wednesday 1 February Rays of Hope hosted a Parenting Workshop conducted by Proud2BMe, an organisation based in Cape Town. It was conducted by facilitator Nosisa Mayisela over three days at Ikhaya Lomusa Resource Centre in Marlboro Gardens near Alexandra Township. Proud2BMe...
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Early Childhood Development anticipates an excellent 2017

The Early Childhood Development project of Rays of Hope had an excellent start to 2017 when a visit to five of the crèches in Alex showed just how well they are doing. “We work very hard to assist these crèche-owners with essential tools to offer their young charges the best...
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Fast and furious peddlers raise considerable amount of money for Rays of Hope

Name-calling and the numbers game were the order of the day at the 2016 Rays of Hope Cycle Tour awards evening on 30 January. The event was held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Rosebank’s top-notch business and leisure hotel. The small but elite group of cyclists and cycling...
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Rays of Hope’s Vision Day – Kicking off 2017 with a bang

For Rays of Hope, the last few months of 2016 went by in a blur of meetings, planning sessions, budget calculations and presentations. Under the guidance of Director Sihle Mooi, the organisation took a long, hard look at itself, its structure, operations, values and priorities....
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Mr Knox 2016

Knox held their annual end of year function and prize giving on the last meeting of the year in December 2016. In previous years, Knox has always held this function at Rosebank Union Church, where the brothers dress up for the occasion: a more formal affair. This year, it was...
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Rays of Hope 2017 calendar will keep you on track

If a picture is worth a thousand words, and you get 13 amazing pictures inside a most attractive all-South African-made wall calendar for 2017, and that for only R150, while also supporting Rays of Hope, then this must be THE bargain of the current festive season. This year’s...
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Festive cooking class for Girls Support Group

The Girls Support Group, part of Rays of Hope’s outreach to children in Alexandra, ended its year on a high note when the members gathered at Ikhaya Lomusa, Rays of Hope’s resource centre, for their annual Christmas party. It was a festive occasion as the girls received a cooking...
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Joyful Christmas party with Gold Fields

On what may well have been the hottest day of the year, the Child-Headed Households (CHH) programme, run by Rays of Hope, held a Christmas party for 85 disadvantaged children at Ikhaya Lomusa in Alexandra Township on 8 December. The event was sponsored by Gold Fields, South...
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