ABOUT US

ABOUT US

WHO WE ARE

WE ARE REFILWE

Refilwe Community Project was founded in 1991 by Jean Stewart and Yvonne Jacques as a Christian community development initiative to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ among people in the Lanseria area. Jean, a professional nurse, and Yvonne, a Pastor, started the health care clinic in order to assist and help meet the needs of the underprivileged people in Lanseria.

From 1991 to 2005 they established a primary health care clinic which incorporated home based care and tuberculosis management programs, a hospice, a school and a shelter for abandoned children. This was done with the help of numerous sponsors and donors.

Refilwe has developed a strong focus on child care, community care and skills development since 2005. Today Refilwe Community Project is a multi-focused registered Non-Profit and Public Benefit Organisation serving many of the communities in Lanseria.

The core purpose and motivation of Refilwe has not changed since the small beginnings at Drummond. After 23 years we made the move from the rather “hand to mouth” mode of the early years, with its informal structures and processes, to a formal management structure with appropriate policies and procedures as required for good corporate governance, compliant to the Companies Act and other legislation.

HISTORY

VISION

Our vision at Refilwe Community Project is to be an organization which, through the love of Jesus Christ, seeks to provide the best possible care to children in order to break the cycle of poverty and to empower the parents & individuals to become sustainable: spiritually, socially, emotionally and materially.

MISSION

• To provide a loving Christian family environment for the orphaned and vulnerable children through the God Parent Program and El Roi Baby Home
• To assist our surrounding communities in providing their children opportunities to thrive spiritually, socially, emotionally and materially
• To generate income to support the work of Refilwe
• To model Christian lifestyle (respect, integrity, responsibility, accountability, work ethic) to the children of Refilwe and the surrounding community

GOALS

• Register our foster care program through DSD.
• Appoint a full- time Social Worker or Psychologist to provide holistic counseling and training to our children and families.
• With appropriate resources, increase the number of children benefiting from the Godparent program to 40.
• Increase the capacity of El Roi Baby Home to 20 babies.
• Increase the number of children reached through our ECD program.

HELP US TO REACH OUR GOALS AND CONTINUE TO SUPPORT OUR AMAZING WORK