South Africa

Africa Cares For Life

Our mission is to equip and develop leaders to establish and advance an effective network of pregnancy care centres in South Africa to reach individuals and families impacted by a pregnancy related crisis.

Centres are equipped and leaders developed through consulting services, capacity building, personal and leadership development and client intervention training to enable pregnancy help centres to assist families affected by an unplanned pregnancy. We convene an annual national conference to enhance learning, connections through networking and encouragement to those in the front line of the pregnancy care movement.

Please list links to your Website and Social Media Platforms here:

www.africacaresforlife.org.za

Instragram: https://www.instagram.com/africacares/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/africacaresamanzimtoti

Describe in detail what your Organisation does: 

Africa Cares for Life is a network of life affirming pregnancy help centres in South Africa. Our VISION is a pregnancy help centre in every city and town in South Africa to support and provide emotional help and practical assistance to families impacted by an unplanned pregnancy and to provide a safe place for clients to explore options when navigating the valley of decision an unplanned pregnancy creates.
Our MISSION is to connect, to support and to advance the network of pregnancy help centres in South Africa through developing and equipping leaders and volunteers, marketing, networking, and catalysing the start of new centres to achieve our vision.
We develop pregnancy help leaders and volunteers through networking opportunities, consulting services, capacity building, personal and leadership development and client intervention training to equip centres to start, grow and expand their free services to families impacted by an unplanned pregnancy and related issues.

How long has your Organisation been operational? 

18 years.

In your opinion, what has been the most challenging aspect of running your Organisation? 

Not always knowing about and having access to affordable expertise, coaching and support in a variety of areas from leadership to social media to raising funds.

Describe your Nonprofit Journey in three words: 

Intentional relationship building.

Do you collaborate with other Causes? If yes, would you like to mention them? 

Focus on the Family, Soul Action, National Alliance for Life, Doctors for Life, Heartbeat International, Adoption Coalition of SA.

If you had one Organisation wish, what would it be? 

A skilled and experienced team member to focus on development.

In your opinion, which skills do Nonprofits in your Country lack? 

Leadership, raising funds, strategy, marketing.

Looking back at your Cause Journey, what advice would you give a newbie Organisation? 

Appoint team members who have calling, competency and character
Learn to delegate
Network
Build relationships with stakeholders and donors.

If you could change one thing about the Nonprofit Landscape, what would it be? 

Funds to be able to pay market-related salaries.

Which Cause achievement are you most proud of? Feel free to elaborate on why and include any links: 

The strength of the training and other equipping opportunities that we offer to pregnancy centres to help them to start, grow and expand.

Last question, if your friends had to describe your Organisation in three words, which would they use? 

Passion-filled, innovative, equipping

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