|Southern Cross Missions
Give a child a fish and he has a meal; teach him to fish and he will be
able to care for himself until the natural resources run out .......
Teach him to breed fish in a sustainable manner and he will
be able to care for his community .............
|Our Operational Environment
|Nearly sixty percent of the total population older than 20 years of age received no secondary schooling.
At least 47.67 % of the total labour force is unemployed or not economically active.
In certain areas the unemployment figure increased with 203.85 % during the last 5 years.
Being an arid region, even conventional subsistence farming is barely sustainable.
55.09 % of all households endure on child grants and old age pension.
Economic and service infrastructure are extremely limited (At Matloding, if available, a chicken costs R 50-00
and a cabbage R10-00 !)
Given these facts, the plight of the Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC’s) speaks for itself.
The OVC's in our region are equipped with the
knowledge, skills, experience
value system and MINDSET
to survive and grow into an adult
that will contribute constructively to his/her own well being;
the family unit; the peer group & the community.
|The almost 5000 Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC’s) from the deep rural areas of the North
West and Northern Cape provinces of SA presently on our database. To prevent further prejudice
and stigmatization, they are refer to as the Kids.
|Our Target Group
|The average person compares himself with others, but we should always compare
ourselves with the person we have been called to be.
|To become the person they’ve been called to be, they need, more than anything else:
People to live with and somewhere to belong;
Life Skills and a Value System;
Some one to Walk with the severely traumatized on their long journey towards healing;
Leadership and Problem Solving skills and experience;
An opportunity to reconnect to nature as well as
A Dream to realize
|Being a Christian Faith Based network, we find our calling, our inspiration and
our encouragement in the Living Word of God.
|Development of Economic Capital for
the poorest of the poor