Forward from Chairman
The year 2015 was an eventful and successful year for BOLD EMPOWERMENT
We were privileged to partner with Romal Tune, a successful American Businessman and community worker, who visited us twice and we had an opportunity to have a lunch hour radio interview with Odile from CCFM radio We continue to partner to this day
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Chairman: Ivan Isaacs
We reinforced our connection with Lavender Hill High School and engaged in a partnership with DamelinCollege in Mowbray and were able to taxi 26 Learners to the College every Thursday for after school tuition, in Maths, Life Sciences, English and Maths Literacy
We continued with feeding more than 300 children from Calvary Baptist Church in Hanover Park, a drug ridden Township, and both these projects we continue to support to this day
We further were joined in partnershipwith United Methodist Global Missions, an American based organisation, and were visited by Regina Henderson, who was instrumental in sending missionary Fellows to do their in-service training with Bold Empowerment.
We are desirous that this will continue as they are a great help in our Organisation.
To promote Empowerment and Transformation for marginalized South African citizens in alignment with the South African government’s proposal.
Bold Empowerment was founded for the advancement of South African national goals for Social Welfare and improve standard of living for its citizensBy 2022, Bold Empowerment will be a nationally recognized PBO that strives to empower the unemployed.
Ivan Isaacs-Chairman (Engineering Consultant)
James Mentor-Treasurer (Accountant)
Jeff Harper-Mentor & USA correspondent (Mechanical Engineer)
Vivienne Webb-Project Leader(Business owner)
Beatrice Africa-Mentor (Nursing Consultant)
MayleneDavids-Events Planner (IT practitioner)
Raymond Davids-Project Leader (Pastor)
Kathy Elliot-Mentor (Business Owner)
To promote Empowerment and Transformation for marginalized South African citizens in alignment with the South African government’s proposal. Bold Empowerment was founded for the advancement of South African national goals for Social Welfare and improve standard of living for its citizens
By 2022, Bold Empowerment will be a nationally recognized PBO that strives to empower the unemployed.
Partners & Sponsors
Damelin’s Social Responsibility Liason: Enid de Wet
Damelin and BE’s partnership began during the course of 2015 Damelin College (Mowbray Campus) offered the LH5 and a few other committed learners from Lavender Hill High School extra tutorials once a week
Transport and catering were also provided
Damelin is also sponsoring Bold Empowerment with a few bursaries for learners wishing to pursue tertiary level education.
Damelin also provided learners with the opportunity to complete a Career Assessment (pictured below)
arrived in CPT in September 2015 from her home in Texas, USA Krystal is a Global Mission Fellow of the United Methodist Church with General Board of Global Ministries. She has served in the following countries in missions: USA, Zambia, Senegal, Poland, Botswana, Swaziland and South Africa.
Miss Norman has a degree in Mathematics and is a qualified teacher.She is passionate about inspiring and empowering young people, and is thus serving on the Lavender Hill project of Bold Empowerment
Since her first meeting with the Lavender Hill students and teachers (where needs were identified and discussed) Krystal started familiarizing herself with the school curriculum
She created lessons to cater for each learner’s specific learning gap by making use of materials such as past papers
While tutoring the learners, Krystal also offered moral support and encouragement and also assisted a few students with career options after they went for Career Assessments at Damelin College
Krystal will be in the country until mid-2016
BE is grateful for her contribution toward the organization and is looking forward to spending the next few months with her
Students under our Tuition that passed Grade 12:
Tamaryn, Waleed, Edwin and Roxanne,
Duayne Griffin Saayman-passed
Aspiring electrician/ Mechanical Engineer
Chante Ashley Rector-passed
Aspiring Child Psychologist
Edwin van der Vent-passed
Hanover Park is a township where census reports only 54% of the population is employed
Raymond and wife, MayleneDavidsare partnered with BE and CalveryBaptist Mission to be part of a solution to this problem
Where there is no work, there are tons of hungry children and families
This year alone, Raymond and Maylene worked together with donations from locals to feed these hungry children and families up to 4 times a month seeing hundreds of people at one time
They also distribute donations of fruit, veggies, bread, clothing and blankets (in the winter) as they get them, twice a week at times
They are being a solution to the problems in the community and have a vision to empower people on a larger scale in the years to come
Ms Beatrice Africa committed to mentor one of the LH5 learners, Duwayne and has kept up with him in 2015. They enjoyed 2 lunches, one where she took both the missionary, Krystal Norman, and Duyaneto Woodstock for lunch at the Biscuit Mill. They both enjoyed chatting and catching up with Duwayne on a more personal level.
The matric ball is something the learners have been looking forward to since they started high school. BE has been known in previous years to assit their learners in getting outfits for the ball, preparing makeup and providing transport to the ball. This year, Beatrice was delighted to escort Duwayne to fetch his partner in preparation for the big night. Looking at him like her own son, she ensured he was proper and looked keen and had proper transport with his partner.
Not everyday was easy Life gets in the way
As Krystal was planning to attend the Matriculation Ceremony of the learners, word spread that a matriculant at the school lost her father and brother to a murder in a taxi fight early that morning.
Pictured above is the scene where Krystal or anyone else could not enter Lavender Hill that day
Krystal met the learners of Lavender Hill in October where she found some from the LH5 group and others from the LH9 and LH26 group.
She traveled from Wynberg to Lavender Hill on taxis daily to meet the learners in their environment, sit in on their classes, and tutor them specifically to their individual learning gaps between and after classes.
The learners she spent time with were Chante, Duwayne, Chrishana, Nakita, Jason, Waleed, Charlize, Edwin and Shakira.
BE now has a tutorial program planned so that even when Krystal returns to the states, others will be able to continue the program which in turn will continue to empower learners in their education to help alleviate poverty in Cape Town.
The reaction from the audience was one of disbelief at the history facts that was being presented to us. The purpose of the breakfast was to gain financial support in order to help the learners register for school, help fund projects with Hanover Park and continue the works set out
The event also gave the audience an opportunity to learn about the updates of the organization, including new accomplishments and needs
On 28thNov 2015, Bold Empowerment used the Cape Town Lodge venue with their guest speaker being Dr Ruben Richards with title “The Khoisan Factor in the SA Economy”
2015 was a productive year but the best is yet to come. Stay tuned & stay connected!
- Recruitment of new learners
- Secure bursaries for learners
- Continue with LH & partner with Crystal High
- Partner with the American International School
- Hanover Park feeding scheme
- Hanover Park community empowerment
- Excursions with learners
- BE business meetings twice a month And more!
Partner with us as we help alleviate poverty in Cape Town, South Africa!