RISE THE PHOENIX RECREATIONAL CENTRE FOR THE COMMUNITY
“It takes a village to raise a child” -African Proverb
That is our bottom line here at Rise the Phoenix Recreational Centre for the community; to become that village
To broaden opportunities of our children’s possibilities
To empower our community holistically to live independent, sustainable and meaningful lives.
The core values of Rise The Phoenix are based on ubuntu principles; that all children belong to the village and my home is your home. There for your struggles are my struggles too. We are one.
For in our communities our children are the victims of circumstances. The quality of life does not encourage the health for those growing minds, bodies and spirits, nor does it present the opportunity for success.
We provide after school tutoring and homework services, recreational activities such as team sports, arts & crafts and life skills.
We already have a host of programs such as African Dance, poetry and drama. Also we have a great soccer and netball team.
Individually those teams comprise of thirty (30) children each. Our daily register has over two hundred (200) children that we provide with homework services, and arts & culture programs.
We will also provide meal services and substance abuse rehabilitation and family counseling services.
We also intend to provide our pensioners with physical and mental stimulation with our state of the art gym and basic health care initiatives.
So In essence the rec. Centre will serve all those who live in and around the community.
Today we come to you to humbly challenge your humanity to shine your light on the lives of those that are in need of light and love the most In whatever way that you can; be with your time, donations and even referrals or just spreading the word about this movement.
We are currently running the after school/homework service from our shared and borrowed classrooms of Totomeng Lower Primary School. We provide this service to hundreds of these kids per week
We have also been nominated to represent the township on Meadowlands at the Department. Of Sports and Recreation’s annual regional carnival. On the 02 September 2018
We have two(2) dance programs that we run with twenty(20) participants each.
They all need carnival inspired costumes and travel expenses to the event that will be held in Tshwane.
We trust and believe that with that, our vision coupled with the hopes of the people that the Rec. centre serves; we can not only protect, nurture the children nor only build a structure of bricks but a symbol of change, love and growth. Built with intent to catapult our future to its brightest and limitlessness.
For In your generosity of imparting your knowledge and service and by breaking this mould; your hands will be co-creator of Rise
Together our efforts will be seen in these children’s lives and futures.
We have the support of our community and the city of Johannesburg is in board.
With you to lead this team ; we truly are a village to raise a child.
Yours in change
Founder and Chairperson
Rise The Phoenix Recreational Centre For The Community
Reg. No. 158-034 NPO
062 741 2944
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Describe in detail what your Organisation does:
Here at RISE we are in service to the entire community of Meadowlands Soweto. We provide after school homework services to over 100 children everyday and we have also created a very exciting arts program. Children are in drama , dance and poetry classes after they do their homework and have a snack. We also have a thriving soccer team and we hope to grow into other team sports.
How long has your Organisation been operational?
In your opinion, what has been the most challenging aspect of running your Organisation?
Running the organization with no government grant and hardly any sponsors and donors has been the most difficult aspect. We need things; books, food and arts and crafts equipment for the kids
Describe your Nonprofit Journey in three words:
Do you collaborate with other Causes? If yes, would you like to mention them?
Yes we do collaborate with other causes; we have a substance abuse program and we host weekly workshops in conjunction wit SANCA
If you had one Organisation wish, what would it be?
Sponsorships would be nice.
In your opinion, which skills do Nonprofits in your Country lack?
Support is lacking
Looking back at your Cause Journey, what advice would you give a newbie Organisation?
“Keep on moving forward”
If you could change one thing about the Nonprofit Landscape, what would it be?
Just how alone we are and if one does not have support it’s difficult to live out your cause.
Which Cause achievement are you most proud of? Feel free to elaborate on why and include any links:
The smiles and sense of relief on the kids faces; no link to that I’m afraid 😁
Last question, if your friends had to describe your Organisation in three words, which would they use?