Home Visits are our foundation for building long-term relationships with the children. Each child involved in our program is visited by one of our caring adult staff every week, giving us the opportunity to assess basic needs and provide spiritual counsel and prayer.
The Saturday “Kidz Klub” is our main gathering and serves as a gateway to our other programs. The exciting mix of games, singing, prizes, puppets, and Bible teaching attracts hundreds of children, often providing our first contact with a child.
We have a variety of programs to meet the needs of the children
Our Feeding Program provides weekly food parcels to dozens of households struggling in desperate poverty.
We provide School Fees Assistance to those children who cannot afford to attend school. Each child who is sponsored also receives assistance in attaining a birth certificate and immunizations (if needed), a full uniform, shoes, backpack, and school supplies.
Our Family Rights program provides assistance in obtaining child support grants and orphan grants. We also assist in acquiring identification documents – including birth certificates, which are necessary to enroll in school.
The Creche Project is designed to provide early childhood development from birth to six-years-old, as well as Christian training and resources for our network of daycares in the slums.
The native language spoken by the kids attending the programs at Key of Hope is Zulu. However, English is the second language here and most schools require the kids to be educated in it. From this need was born Hope Academy. Its mission is to supplement the children’s basic need to learn English, but also tutors the children in simple Math, classroom etiquette and helps them with their speaking skills.
A few times a year the South African schools have extended breaks and the children spend a great deal of time at home. For this reason, we take Key of Hope to their backyard or Gardens. During this time our staff and a team of leaders play games, sing songs and teach Bible lessons to the kids. This is often a very fruitful time as the children in each community are divided into smaller more teachable groups.
Each year we take a select group of older children on a 5 day Spring Camp in the Drakensberg Mountains. The time in nature, away from the squalid, crowded squatter camp has proven to open hearts wide to the work of God’s Spirit.
M&M's stands for two milestones in a young adult's life: matric (senior year of high school) and marriage. Our M&M's program focuses on this crucial period of life and involves a variety of life skills providing: college prep, career guidance, and basic job skills.
We start identifying leaders at a very young age, taking them through a pipeline of increasing responsibility and leadership training. Not only does this equip young leaders to fulfill their God-given callings, but is also the source of future staff members.