Operation HOPE South Africa Will Celebrate Mandela Day July 18

July is here again! On Friday, July 18th 2014, Operation HOPE South Africa will be giving back to the community of Diepsloot through our Banking on Our Future (BOOF) program at Afrika Tikkun's "Wings of Life Centre."

US Ambassador to South Africa Patrick Gaspard Hosts “New Orleans” Themed 4th of July

The theme of the 4th July celebration held today at the residence of the US Ambassador to South Africa, Patrick Gaspard, was "New Orleans". It was a wonderful celebration of American History. The HOPE SA Chairperson Cas Coovadia and Country Director, Delores Athiemulam attended the event, alongside government representatives, local celebrities, NGO leaders, business, political party leaders and royalty from neigbouring countries.

Banking on Our Future South Africa and the Zoë Sarojini Education Trust Bring Financial Empowerment to Girls in Heideveld, Cape Town

Lisa and Fourie Truter from the Zoe Trust who have been trained as HOPE Core Volunteers, proudly presented “Blue Money Boxes” to graduates from the Banking on Our Future program on June, 18th 2013. The young ladies learned the principles of financial well-being and financial dignity through the three month program.

Banking On Our Future Teaches Financial Literacy to Nearly 500 Students in Cape Town High School

We’re proud to report the recent certification ceremonies held Wynberg High School in Cape Town, South Africa, after learners successfully completed the Banking on Our Future Programme. After weeks studying the basics of financial management, students learned how to incorporate dignity into their finances through wise spending, goal-setting, and constant learning. The award ceremonies were done during the...

Operation HOPE and Africa Tikkun Cultivate Capabilities through Banking on Our Future

Every international development specialist knows that true, sustainable growth – for both an individual and a community – must come from within. Authentic development roots from a growth in capabilities and support amongst citizens. Operation HOPE South Africa has recently partnered with Afrika Tikkun, an NGO that uses a Holistic Development Model to nurture the younger generation into productive...

Operation HOPE South Africa Celebrates Nelson Mandela Day with 67 Minutes of Service

67 minutes is not a long time, but it is certainly enough to begin a journey of service to the community. On July 18th, people worldwide celebrated Nelson Mandela’s birthday by devoting 67 minutes or more to volunteerism. As part of this 67 minutes initiative, Operation HOPE and HOPE Corps volunteers visited Realogile High School in Alexandra to implement BOOF in a Day.

Students at Tsakane Primary School on the East Rand Receive a Mandela Day Container Library

On Monday morning, 18th July I attended a ceremony that saw the students at the Tsakane Primary School in Brakpan receive a library of their own at a formal opening ceremony, so that they too can experience the same joy of reading that Madiba did (Nelson Mandela).

HOPE South Africa Teaches Banking on Our Future to Adults at Wildlands Trust

This was the highlight of my week and month!!! From Monday the 18th to the 20th July, Operation HOPE educated adults from the Pietermaritzburg area who make a living collecting bottles for recycling and therefore looking after the environment

First Lady Michelle Obama Visits Johannesburg to Attend Young African Women Leaders Gathering

I was indeed honoured to be recently invited by the US Embassy to attend the Young African Women Leaders gathering at Regina Mundi Church in Soweto, the biggest township in South Africa! 76 Extraordinary young women leaders from SA and across the continent were honoured by the First lady and about 2000 guests were invited to the event.

Updates From Our Team in South Africa

2011 has started with a bang with learners heading back to the classroom, volunteers returning to their jobs after a much deserved holiday break, HOPE SA is to report that our youth financial literacy programming is in full swing and we are having meetings with new and old HOPE SA partners to prepare for what will no doubt be the most successful year HOPE SA has ever seen! We are happy to report that as at the end of February 2011 HOPE SA has reached a total number of 21 918 Youth and adults in South Africa.

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