HOPE Fellow Nandipha Breakfast: Changing Lives

My journey with Operation HOPE began when I attended a BOOF course at the Full Gospel Church in Khayelitsha facilitated by Elroy Fortune, the Program Manager for the Western Cape. The course taught me a great deal, specifically about the language of money and the basics of financial literacy.

“I Am Because You Are”: Deaf Students Inspire HOPE Volunteer

By Tshidi Khuele, HOPE Financial Dignity Center Johannesburg Banking on Our Future South Africa participated in the launch of the Teach Children to Save-Islamic Chapter in Lenasia South-Gauteng. I taught a class of very intelligent students in Grade 7, at MC Kharbai School for the Deaf. The school caters for Deaf, Hard of Hearing as well as mild-moderately mentally challenged learners. It also accepts children from...

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.

HOPE Brings Inspiration to Sandtonview High School

John Hope Bryant founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Operation HOPE visited Sandtonview High School, a suburb of the Alexandra Township in Johannesburg to inspire students about the importance of graduating school and the impact of a good education.

HOPE South Africa Welcomes Kim Sterne to the Western Cape Office

Kim Sterne joins the HOPE South Africa, Western Cape office as the Program Coordinator for all Banking on Our Future activities. Kim has a BA in Political Science, English and Sociology from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. She also holds a post-graduate diploma in HIV and AIDS management from the same institution. Kim has worked for various NGO’s and government departments in South Africa. Her...

Operation HOPE South Africa Top Volunteer 2012

As part of the 2012 Volunteer Appreciation Day, Operation HOPE Western Cape, has recognized the efforts of  Mrs. Edwina Williams, HOD – Life Orientation at, Wynberg High School. As a registered HCV, Mrs Williams has spent more hours programming BOOF, than any other volunteer in the province. She has successfully completed the BOOF programme with 292 learners in 43 hours.  To show our appreciation,...

Operation HOPE Celebrates Global Dignity Day with Itirele Zenzele Comprehensive High School in South Africa

On Wednesday the 17th of October Operation HOPE celebrated World Dignity Day with over 400 learners from Itirele Zenzele Comprehensive High School in Diepsloot.

Banking on Our Future Reaches Brandvlei Correctional Centre

Brandvlei Correctional Centre (formerly Brandvlei Prison) is a prison situated on the bank of the Brandvlei Dam near Worcester,Western Cape, South Africa. It contains a maximum-security unit, a medium-security unit, and a juvenile unit. Brandvlei Correctional Centre is the first prison to implement the BOOF programme in the Western Cape Province. On an earlier visit on 15 March 2012, OHI programme manager...

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...

Banking On Our Future Grows with Hearts and Minds in South Africa

At the heart of a good education lies a good curriculum. Curricula make the greatest impact on students when educational content introduce values that help student become forward-thinking adults who utilize constant learning and self-confidence. We think that our Banking on Our Future curriculum doesn’t just work by teaching facts to children about financial management. In part, Banking on Our Future students...

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.

HOPE New York Market CEO Mary Hagerty Ehrsam Discusses Entrepreneurship for African Youth

Chief Executive Officer Mary Hagerty Ehrsam speaks at the U.S. Department of State and Meridian International Center Young African Leaders Innovation Summit in Washington D.C.

Stories of HOPE: Students from Progress High School Share Their Success

It's Moses Ramathatele from your BOOF class that you had at Progress High School on April 16, 2012. We (the entire class) just wanted to say hello and tell you and Mohau how much we miss you guys. You gave us so much inspiration and made us see ourselves in a different light and believe in ourselves.

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