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...
The Women I Know

The Women I Know

In keeping with International Women’s Day that was celebrated at the beginning of the month, I’d like to tell you about the women I know…
 
The Social worker who day after day comes into work smiling. Her job is to help those disregarded by society, put their lives back together.
The friend who moved to Cape Town to start a new life, after being cheated on and basically thrown from her house.

#FirstWorldProblems

#FirstWorldProblems

Our lives come to a standstill with load shedding: phones die, no wifi, no traffic lights working, we buy dinner – because, cold food. And we make sure everyone knows we have load shedding.
 
Life becomes difficult.
Last week, Japie Krige, the Manager at Tshepo Community Development Initiative spoke on RSG (100 – 104FM) about being homeless: at Tshepo we service and help the homeless community to incorporate into life, again. Or for many, for the first time.
 

This eco-system

This eco-system

I’m not sure when we became so entitled.
 
We deserve. We can. We have.
I just watched a short video on the protection of the sea turtle in Watamu, on the Kenyan coast. The eggs are laid and take two months to hatch. It is said that only one in a thousand will survive into adulthood.