Incorporating Knox and The Clothing Shop (TCS)

AlexWorks is a for-profit company founded to provide a sustainable source of income for Rays of Hope. The focus of the company is on skills development and work readiness, through the training of life skills, financial literacy and basic business skills. As the company grows, the plan is to deliver literacy and language training and several practical courses, such as sewing, bricklaying, etc.

AlexWorks will work with companies to train their unskilled and semi-skilled workers in life skills, as well as training unemployed in Alex to develop a pipeline of employees for companies.

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Part of the life skills development includes providing life coaching, which is done by the Knox programme. This is a group that meet weekly to provide a space for dealing with issues faced by people because of growing up in poverty in Alexandra.

Entrepreneurs and business people mentor and support them in their challenging circumstances with counsel and encouragement.

The Clothing Shop (TCS)

Rays of Hope receives a lot of second-hand clothing from a variety of sources, which is then bundled and sold to women from the Alex community. These women then sell the clothing into their community to bring some much-needed money into their families. The women are also trained in basic finances and money management.

You can be part of the change


  • Become part of the team who meet in Alex on Saturdays
  • Provide job opportunities
  • Provide training around a skill set
  • Provide financial and / or spiritual support to any number members of the group.

The Clothing Shop:

  • Second-hand clothing donations
  • Placing a clothing collection box at your company