Knysna

Therefore, since through God’s mercy we have this ministry, we do not lose heart. — 2 Corinthians 4:1 (NIV)

Knysna - South Africa


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About Knysna

God gave us a word 13 years ago that He would transform Hlalani and He has been transforming the township of Hlalani from hopelessness and poverty to knowing His love and bringing hope ever since.

We are based in a township called Hlalani, on the East of Knysna, Western Cape South Africa. The township was built on a rubbish dump landfill. Over the last 10 years, approximately 6000 people have settled in Hlalani, which means “stay here”.

Through God‘s love we have built relationships with the community, and over the years we have established a preschool, food program, after-school children’s programs including a pop-up library, Children’s Church, and relationships with local churches.

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Preschool:
Hlalani Educare Center has 24 pupils from the ages of 3 to 6. The curriculum focuses on developing each child socially, emotionally, physically, intellectually, and spiritually. Our content is based on Christian principles to inspire each child to grow spiritually. We place particular emphasis on the development of children’s language and listening skills. Our team strives to create a nurturing environment assists children to develop to their full potential, to be happy and content, to grow in knowledge and confidence, and to have respect for themselves and for others.

Community Library:
We are excited about our new Community Center/Library initiative for the community of Hlalani. We have had a pop-up library in the Preschool building for Primary school students to come read and do educational activities. This means we have had to unpack and pack the books every week. Parents in the community have expressed the need for a library and community center. The building will serve as a library and support group gathering space parents and teenage mothers, where they will receive training, support, and counseling.

Soup Kitchen:
We assist locals who cannot meet daily needs with food. This includes preparing a meal for approximately 40-45 people per day, Family Food Assistance, The Elderly, Teenage moms and their babies.

God's great love & provision

God continues to astound our team with His great love and provision for His people. From the beginning of South Africa’s lockdown period, the threat of hunger has risen dramatically. However, in such times, we have been able to bear witness to an incredible provision of food for those in need in our comm...

Kids worship

This picture means so much... Yesterday we did a worship and prayer time with our kids from the Hlalani community. About 20 kids came to the session , from 5 to 11yo. It was an amazing time in the sweet presence of Jesus ❤️ Most of the kids were kneeling and weeping will encountering God's love f...

Dance and physical activities

Once a week we have a dance and physical activity session with our kids. So much fun. Dance breaks the boundaries and brings a lot of freedom. And we have got such good dancers ❤️ Psalm 149v3 : Let them praise His name with the dance; Let them sing praises to Him with the timbrel and harp.

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