Rays of Hope is a Section-21 (non-profit) and Public Benefit Organisation (PBO) which manages a large number of social outreach projects in Alexandra Township (Alex) in northern Johannesburg. The PBO aims to enable individuals and families to improve all aspects of their lives, thereby creating a lasting impact on the broader Alex residential community.
Rays of Hope started operating with one project in 1991 and has grown to a network of seven community-based projects, focusing on education, orphaned & vulnerable children, and work readiness. Over 2,600 people are impacted in total. As such, the organisation is hands-on in Alex, having developed close relationships with community leaders, the police, high schools, the Alexandra Clinic and the Department of Social Development, which has enabled it to leverage appropriate assistance when available and necessary.
“Love your Neighbour” | Partnership | Sustainability | Reconciliation
Through developing long-term sustainable relationships, Rays of Hope partners with the community of Alexandra to bring about lasting change.
Rays of Hope is registered as a Section 21 Company (registration no. 063 389 NPO) and as a Public Benefit Organisation (PBO) / Section 18A (registration no. 9300 26797 PBO).
Board Of Directors
Rays of Hope is governed by an active Board of Directors that meet five times a year.
Sihle Mooi – Executive Director
Keith Small – Board Member
Chris Murray – Board Member
John Shuttleworth – Chairperson
Lydia Tshabalala – Board Member
Tim Vermaak – Board Member
Gareth Tudor- Board Member
Johan du Toit – Board Member
Tanya Cairns – Board Member
Nkadimeng “Steph” Ramoroka – Board Member
Sihle Mooi – CEO
Sandy Chapman – Financial Manager
Tracey Peppler – Business Relationship Specialist
Trish Lockwood – Programme
Louise Cameron – Education
Bertha Muchadeyi – Orphaned and Vulnerable Programmes Manager