Madiba Day 2020

Madiba Day 2020

On a sunny winter’s day in Johannesburg a team from Tshepo Community Development Initiative sets out.  Armed with masks, hand sanitiser, homemade soup, beanies and blankets they set out to serve those who are living on the street during this trying time.  The team, on...
Yielding readers

Yielding readers

Yielding readers Yield Coffee Bar in 8th street Linden, is a favourite in the neighbourhood. An escape on days when lockdown becomes overwhelming…  A corner of this beloved coffee shop is dedicated to a book shelf, a book exchange: an initiative by Tshepo...
COVID-19 RESPONSE

COVID-19 RESPONSE

Tshepo is taking hands with local government and other organisations to assist the vulnerable during the COVID-19 lockdown. In addition to providing food parcels to vulenrable families we are opening our doors to act as an overflow emergency shelter. If you would like...
Reconciled, off the streets and dignity restored

Reconciled, off the streets and dignity restored

Simon* has been attending the Tshepo soup kitchen for a long time, some times as a regular, other times missing for months before we saw him again. He expressed an interest in applying for an ID and Sassa card, which our social worker, Theki, assisted him with. He had...
Partnership for Impact in Windsor

Partnership for Impact in Windsor

Gavin is deep in conversation with a kid when I walk in. My eye catches the star-covered display on the right. Gavin, or more fondly known as Uncle Tin-Tin and his wife, Esther (Auntie Chockie) partnered with Tshepo to run the Windsor Aftercare in April this year. The...
Learning to help without hurting

Learning to help without hurting

On a random Saturday in September, a couple of individuals came together for a workshop with the topic How to help without hurting.  This workshop was attended by over 30 volunteers and pastors from the various churches in the Linden fraternal, who are working...
Happiness

Happiness

She introduces herself as Lethabo “Happy” Sebopa. Lethabo means happy – so happy happy.

I asked her where the happy came from: she says she is just happy. She likes laughing, she loves kids and have been able to combine these two characteristics into an internship in the community of Windsor at the Tshepo Community Development Initiative after-care.

Lethabo graduated from matric in 2018 and was looking for a job to keep her busy during her gap-year, before enrolling for her degree in Psychology.

Action Against Poverty – Mandela Day 2019

Action Against Poverty – Mandela Day 2019

The aim of Mandela day, an annual event, on 18 July is to think outside of ourselves. Do set 67 minutes of your time apart to live actively in your community – not just help but notice how others life.  It is dedicated to the 67 years Nelson Mandela fought for a free,...
Golf with a purpose

Golf with a purpose

The annual Tshepo CDI fund raiser took place on Thursday, 30 May 2019 at the Randpark Golf club, on the Firethorn golf course.  The yearly event aims to serve as fund raiser for Tshepo Community Development Initiative and server as our biggest fund raiser each year....
Great gifts!

Great gifts!

Late in 2018  Tshepo received a wonderful gift. A big gift. A gift that was we talked about, dreamed about but that seemed far.. Random Acts of Kindness: Dischem Foundation and Talk Radio 702 sponsored a shower facility to Tshepo Community Development Initiative. Our...