Melita Schrock

2017 Gap Year Students (South Africa and Uganda)

Hope of Africa is pleased to introduce you to our 2017 Gap Year students. In South Africa, this is our 4th year running a gap year program, giving students a year between secondary and tertiary education to focus on spiritual development, leadership development, life-skills, computer skills, community service and academic preparation for college/university.   In …

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Construction Project at the South African Ministry House

Our ministry house is always filled with projects that help our students develop skills and spiritual growth. We recently lost our picnic table due to age and harsh weather. It was decided that this was a chance to start a new project for our students. With much joy they took to the task of demolishing …

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Our First University Graduate

Hope of Africa would like to congratulate our oldest student, Zandile Nkalanga, for graduating last month from Tshwane University of Technology with a Diploma in Analytical Chemistry. Zandile is a beautiful, Godly young woman whose perseverance, hard work and dedicated spirit have paid off.  We are grateful to her for inspiring and paving the way for her brothers …

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Cross Country Cycling

We recently participated in a cycling event that happened on Saturday the 13th of August. There were 3 groups covering 3 different distances; 19, 36, and 56km. We were very fortunate to be the ones handing out refreshments to the cyclers at a water point where all the different groups met. Watching all the groups …

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Introducing Gap Year 2016

I am proud to introduce our hardworking, dedicated and Christ-oriented 2016  South African gap year students (not to forget I am one of them 🙂 )  We have – Vanessa Vuma, Thabile Thabethe, Selby Simelane, Sanele Shungube and me–Busisiwe Malale. We are part of a leadership development program that prepares us for university or the job market by …

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A Day in AWANA

Our God is always faithful and He never forgets to touch even the hearts of children, and we see this through the increase in the number of kids with each outreach. We usually see 30-40 kids during AWANA at this small rural church and this week we had almost 300 local children show up! What …

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Friday After School Activities

As a week of hard work comes to a fold, our big and happy family comes together to celebrate and bring to surface the joy and laughter in our hearts. To us its more than just games, its family time.   Thanks for investing in us, Busie (Gap Year Assistant Leader)      

AWANA in South Africa

We had a great time with the kids at an AWANA program at a rural church last week.  We taught them games, bible stories and memory verses.  The kids were so happy that we were there and they were always smiling as we taught them new things. AWANA is a great opportunity for us teenagers …

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