Rays of Hope is a Non-Profit Company (NPC) and a Public Benefit Organisation (PBO), which manages a large number of social outreach programmes in Alexandra Township (Alex) in northern Johannesburg.  The organisation aims to enable individuals and families to improve all aspects of their lives, thereby creating a lasting impact on the broader Alex community.

Rays of Hope started operating with one project in 1991 and has grown to a network of ten community-based programmes, focusing on education, vulnerable children, and work readiness.  Over 2,800 people are impacted in total every year.  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.

Our Values

“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 Non-Profit Company (NPC) (registration no. 063 389 NPO) and as a Public Benefit Organisation (PBO) / Section 18A (registration no. 9300 26797 PBO).

The NPC is audited by HLB Barnett Chown Incorporated and receives pro-bono legal consultation from Norton Rose Fulbright.

Read about our Board Of Directors


Read out about our Management Team

Rays of Hope’s wonderful team outside our Alex offices in Marlboro Gardens.
(Image taken in March 2022)

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