Rays of Hope is a Section-21 (non-profit) and 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 residential community.
Rays of Hope started operating with one project 27 years ago and has grown to a network of eight community-based programmes, focusing on education, orphaned & vulnerable, 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.