With love and joy, we walk our vulnerable children through today, for a greater tomorrow.
Our vision is to nurture future generations of servant leaders. A servant leader puts others first. Guided by the spirit of Jesus it is someone who embodies the Fruits of the Spirit: love, peace, joy, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
Our mission is to deliver excellent Christian education to vulnerable children. Providing vulnerable children with a high standard of education that includes academic excellence, spiritual strength, and moral integrity the love trust will be able to continue a journey of hope and nurture future generations of servant leaders.
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Describe in detail what your Organisation does:
- Founded in 2009 The Love Trust is a South African non-profit organisation with the vision to nurture future generations of servant leaders through the delivery of excellent Christian education to vulnerable children in disadvantaged communities. Committed to the idea that a values-driven education is key to a stronger South Africa, to date we reach over 9,000 primary and secondary beneficiaries in disadvantaged communities.We focus on 3 areas to achieve our mission:
• Low Fee Independent Schools – Nokuphila School is our flagship school, which offers excellent, Christian education to disadvantaged children from the Tembisa community, similar to top-performing private schools in South Africa. Classes are from Grade 000 to Grade 7. Nokuphila School is our flagship project for vulnerable children from the Tembisa community and is our main area of need.
• Early Childhood Development Teacher Training Centres – NQF level 4 accredited training giving teachers and principals the tools on how to teach young minds.
• Early Childhood Development Centre Development – Support provided to preschools and crèches in communities of need.
The Love Trust is a black-owned, registered non-profit organisation with public benefit status (PBO) and is registered with the South African Revenue Service (SARS) with Section 18A tax exemption status. The trust offers the following:
• Socio-Economic Development
• Enterprise Development
• Skills Development
The Love Trust would not be able to deliver excellent education to vulnerable communities without the help of our donors. A journey of hope continues with immense heartfelt thank yous to our supporters.
How long has your Organisation been operational?
- 8 years
In your opinion, what has been the most challenging aspect of running your Organisation?
- Love Trust fully operates from donor funding, and one of the challenges we’ve found is raising operational costs, especially with the current state of our economy, although, it’s proven to be less challenging to raise capital funding.
Describe your Nonprofit Journey in three words:
- Hope for Vulnerable Children
Do you collaborate with other Causes? If yes, would you like to mention them?
- None at the moment.
If you had one Organisation wish, what would it be?
- To be able to afford our operational costs so that we can build a high school and be able to support our children beyond the primary school phase at Nokuphila School.
In your opinion, which skills do Nonprofits in your Country lack?
- Entrepreneurship & fundraising.
Looking back at your Cause Journey, what advice would you give a newbie Organisation?
- You must have a master plan, detailed budgets, big goals and always deliver on your promises.
If you could change one thing about the Nonprofit Landscape, what would it be?
- For there to be a larger interest in the non-profit sector from the public and to have more support from the government.
Which Cause achievement are you most proud of? Feel free to elaborate on why and include any links
- In South Africa, 75% of Early Childhood Development (ECD) teachers have never been trained. One of our projects is the ECD Teacher Training Centres and its purpose is to train teachers that are currently working at pre-schools in various townships but have no formal training or qualification to teach children aged 0-6. We feel very proud to be making a difference in this area because we know that by educating one teacher, we are in turn educating hundreds of children. We’ve had 167 Level 4 and Level 5 graduates before 2017, 165 Level 4 and Level 5 graduates in 2017 alone, and based on our current knowledge, we will see another 177 graduates during the course of 2018.
Last question, if your friends had to describe your Organisation in three words, which would they use?
- Dedicated, Education-centred, Genuine