What is our goal in the long run?
To promote empowerment and transformation for marginalised 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 to improve the standard of living for its citizens specifically for youth, women and the unemployed. Bold Empowerment was established to:
- Facilitate the process of improving the level of education of youth, women and the unemployed.
- Promote functional and life skills development thus assisting in creating an improved standard of living
- Contribute toward making a positive impact on the availability of entrepreneurial and employment
“By 2022, Bold Empowerment will be a nationally recognized PBO that strives to empower the unemployed.”
- Prayer is the cornerstone of all meetings and major business decisions impacting the organization
- Business is conducted in an ethical manner
- Members are treated fairly and their views and opinions are respected at all times
- Leaders commit a reasonable level of their time, skills and resources to ensure successful deployment and implementation of the strategic plan.
Who We Are
Bold Empowerment, a Christian faith based organization was established in Cape Town in 2011 by a group of volunteers who are passionate about socio-economic development and implementing sustainable poverty alleviation strategies, predominantly focusing on youth, women and the unemployed.
The organization is a registered Non-Profit Organization with The Department of Social Development and is a Public Benefit Organization registered with the South African Revenue Services to fundraise and generate income to support its community development interventions.
The organization is managed by a Chief Executive Officer under the direction of five Board Members; of which three are founding members. The Board of Directors are supported by an Independent Executive Advisory Committee comprising of three members who provide advice on transversal issues of a strategic nature including a monitoring and evaluation role from a corporate governance perspective.
To date, all work done by members has been on a voluntary basis and the funding to cover costs for tutors, transport, food, communication and operational costs have primarily been funded by the members themselves, with the exception of limited once-off donations received from individual donors.
In its first year of existence, Bold Empowerment has committed to co-ordinate an educational and personal development youth intervention called The Learner Empowerment Programme that holistically focus on the academic, spiritual, moral and cultural development of nine underprivileged learners from Lavender Hill School that are adversely affected by poverty. This youth development initiative includes a mentorship programme that provides opportunities for grade 11 to 12 high school learners to realize a pass mark and facilitate access to their desired field of tertiary education. To create an enabling environment the students to have access to adult volunteer mentors, contact with tutors on a weekly basis to assist with various curriculum problem related areas, attend life-skills and personal development workshops as well as career planning and job shadowing opportunities.
We are immensely proud of our achievements to date in transforming the lives of the beneficiaries of the programmes currently underway and the expansion for new programmes in the future can be viewed as a visionary decision towards the creation of wealth for all the people of South Africa.
We are dedicating ourselves to seeking out partnerships to assist us to revitalize people in the local community by making significant strides towards building social cohesion which fulfils an indispensable role of breathing life into a once hopeless situation enabling people to become mainstream citizens.
How can you Help
Donate to a specific project need, for example to “20 Dollars for a childs books”, or else to a project generally e.g. “Building the multipurpose Center in Hanover Park South Africa”.
Rather than a one-off donation, you can become a monthly supporter. So post a link to the project site on your Facebook page or include it in your email-signature. Or print out the project page and pin it to a noticeboard somewhere in the “real world”.
Spread the word! The more people who find out about a project, the more support it will get. So post a link to the project site on your Facebook page or include it in your email-signature. Or print out the project page and pin it to a noticeboard in a school.