Hope House’s vision is to see a South African society where every young person has an opportunity to have a safe home environment, a family or network of relationships where they are accepted, loved and equipped for life, and the opportunity to receive a quality education and the skills needed to be employed and generate income to support their families and create jobs for the next generation.
Unfortunately, that is not the case for the majority of young South Africans. Many are plagued with violence in the home, alcoholism, pressure from gangs, lack of access to education, and an absence of a stable family environment where they can grow and develop to their fullest potential.
Hope House aims to create a different reality for many young men. Free from gangs, drugs and crime, these young men will become men of character, example, and service in their communities, who will seek to give and not take as they go on to realise a better future, contribute to society through the various educational opportunities given to them, and give back through service. We see them becoming young men who take a stand against injustice, fight for the rights of the downtrodden, and passionately guard and protect their sisters, mothers, and daughters from gender-based violence. This needs the investment of those who see the potential of this vision and are willing to invest in the young men of the future, by giving to make this vision a reality.
We will achieve this by creating a safe and secure home environment, regular mentorship, supplementary Life Skills programs, education and career development, and other enrichment activities. These foundations will ensure that our residents build interdependent lives and are successful contributors in their workplaces, homes, families and communities.
We are currently searching for a suitable home for Hope House as we put together the resources & materials needed.