Every month, Ntombikhona walks over six kilometres to attend CAST’s Ministry Day in KwaDabeka and collect her CAST food parcel.
She first heard about CAST when she was trying to enroll her daughter at Sithokozile High School in KwaDabeka. At the time, she had three other children in school and could not afford to pay her daughter’s school fees. Through CAST’s social worker, Ntombikhona was able to receive a school fee exemption for her daughter.
CAST also sponsored her daughter’s school uniform and shoes. As a result, her daughter was able to finish Matric. Ntombikhona’s dream is for her children to pursue their education and for them to have a relationship with God.
Ntombikhona is also an avid netball player and volunteered to help Sibongile (a fellow food parcel recipient) coach the CAST’s girls’ netball team in KwaDabeka after doing the Poverty Stoplight Survey.
For R200 ($15), you can sponsor a food parcel to a local family in need. CAST’s Relief Services are intended as a first step towards empowering these households and it is our aim to only have them on the food parcel programme for one year. This is made possible by offering a holistic solution within CAST where families can be supported by the local church through other CAST development programmes.
For more information about how to donate and get involved, please contact Sandy Reid at: 031 266 8830 or firstname.lastname@example.org