Our focus is on four programs that are implement through community churches. Each program is designed to be handed over to a church member or pastor to run and sustain and if this cannot happen, we don't implement the program. We provide ongoing program training, development and funding to help churches succeed. Our hope is that individuals in a community do not know who we are. Instead a community looks to the local church and the ministry they are providing. Programs are our tools, the local church is our platform and hope in Christ is our message.
Click on one of the following programs to learn more...
Food Security is a Priority
Providing food and water to children helps reduce illiteracy, sex trafficking and abuse.
These projects include vertical farming initiatives to bring sustainable food security to the villages.
HungerThe primary need in a community is food security. Without food people can't think beyond their own survival.
FoodWe train and fund local churches to run a daily feeding program. This provides a job for a cook, income for the pastor and a cooked lunchtime meal for children.
FarmingIn partnership with Earth University we are teaching Churches and communities the skill of growing fruits and vegetables in their own home in old pairs of jeans, plastic bottles and bags.
ChurchThe local church is a practical resource to their community and restores hope.
EDUCATION IS THE MOST POWERFUL WEAPON...
Our education projects are established through the Church to encourage a love for learning from a very young age.
As they grow, we establish youth centers to help develop vocational life skills.
PreschoolsWe start preschools in local churches, providing jobs for teachers and encouraging a love for learning from a very young age.
After-SchoolChildren receive assistance from church staff with homework, have a place to study, read and learn.
YouthYoung adults have a desire to learn and be a productive member of the community. The church facilitates life skills, vocational skills, sports and music.
ChurchThe local church facilitates education and restores hope.
BE THE HANDS AND FEET...
Church leaders are empowered to care for orphaned and vulnerable children, youth and adults.
Trauma counseling, life skills, AIDS prevention as well as hospice care is provided by the local church.
OrphansA church pastor identifies orphaned and vulnerable children, walks them through a 10 day intervention program and supports foster parents.
Home CareWe train and employ local men and women to be caregivers. These heroic caregivers visit residents in their homes and provide basic medical and hospice care.
HIV PreventionWe train church leaders to provide AIDS prevention programs to local high schools. HIV infection is not inevitable – it can be prevented.
ChurchThe local church cares for the community and restores hope.
THIS IS WHERE IT ALL STARTS...
The Orchard: Network trains, mentors and equips local African pastors and their church
to respond to the immediate needs of their own community.
NetworkChurch leaders and pastors who want to change their community attend membership sessions in Cape Town, Zambia or Mafikeng.
TrainingNetwork members attend specific project training based on village needs. Our goal is to educate, inspire and challenge leaders to respond to poverty and injustice.
FundingTrained project members apply for funding to implement projects. We assess project plans, overall church support and leadership potential before approval.
ChurchWe plant model churches in key areas to serve as a guide and model to others. Mentoring, training, Network meetings and project training is run by Orchard churches.