Location: Roodewal, South Africa
Partner: Change Makers
Gang violence and drug addiction, that is the sobering reality for people living in Roodewal. Children grow up in homes where drug abuse and domestic violence are a common occurrence, and 80% do not have a positive father figure in their lives.
Faced with these circumstances, boys are easily pulled into street gangs where there is a high rate of substance abuse, violence, and serious crime. By the time they are adults most are in and out of prison and are addicted to drugs and alcohol.
Project Possible is committed to bringing hope and healing to these young men who are suffering from a destructive cycle of addiction, crime and prison. We journey with each man from detox to employment, supporting them as they rebuild their lives.
Gang life led to theft, assault, prison and drug addiction for Zane. But in 2020, Zane decided he had to change his life for good and asked to join Project Possible’s programme. Today he is reunited with his girlfriend, plans to get married and be a father to his three children.
Zane, along with hundreds of other young men, found a place of acceptance and support through Project Possible. They were given the chance to develop and learn new skills, restore broken relationships and uncover incredible dreams for their future.
Your monthly gift will support a young man through a 6-month rehabilitation programme, plus ongoing aftercare support.
There are four stages to the programme:
● Detox: Physical healing from drugs and alcohol is the first step for each man.
● Rehab: The men live together taking part in daily chores and discipleship meetings, with a focus on deeper recovery.
● Reconciliation and Skill Development: The men develop vocational skills and restoring their relationships with family and friends.
● Aftercare: Each man receives continued support as they return to their families and begin to seek meaningful employment.
At the very heart of this programme is the message of the Christian faith and helping the men to grow in their relationship with Christ.
For one man, you can:
Your gift will provide:
All of your gift will be project-focused, with none of it going towards admin or fundraising.
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