We’re Hiring! Call for applications for Project Coordinator


Call for Applications: Project Coordinator CHOSA (Children of South Africa) is calling for applications for the position of Project Coordinator. She/he will split time between the office and various townships in Cape Town to further CHOSA’s mission, which is to identify and support communities and community-based organisations (CBOs) that reach out and take care of orphans…

Community Driven Solutions for Change


2018 has gotten off to a soaring start for Children of South Africa. With the beginning of a new school year here in South Africa, we have new children enrolled at our partner preschools, an additional school we are supporting by way of the Thope Foundation, and a children’s home making progress on purchasing a…

Happy Holidays from CHOSA!


Happy Holidays from all of us at CHOSA! In case you didn’t receive our year-end mailing, here are a few updates from Cape Town as we close out the year: At Blessings Educare Center, CHOSA supports Principal Nomsa and her staff as they educate 110 preschoolers. One of Blessings’ teachers was recently awarded a bookshelf…

We are hiring!


Call for Applications: Project Coordinator/Office Administrator CHOSA (Children of South Africa) is calling for applications for the position of Project Coordinator/Office Administrator. She/he will split time between the office and various townships in Cape Town to further CHOSA’s mission, which is to identify and support communities and community-based organisations (CBOs) that reach out and take care…

Memoirs of a CHOSA Volunteer


This week we have a guest blogger: Nikki Carenza! She is one of our recent volunteers who was with us in Cape Town for two months. Read below to get a feel for what it is like to be a CHOSA volunteer, and don’t hesitate to reach out to us at info@chosa.org if you are…

Women’s Month (Ft. Nomsa from Blessings Educare)


CHOSA’s last featured woman to wrap up women’s month is Nomsa. She is the founder and principal of Blessings Educare, a creche (preschool) located in Delft. Her passion and drive for creating a safe space for children to learn and grow is what drove her to start Blessings. Nomsa says that the name for her…

Women’s Month (Ft. Evelyn and Noluyolo from Abaphumeleli Home of Safety)


Our featured women of CHOSA for women’s month are Evelyn and Noluyolo from Abaphumeleli Home of Safety (Abaph). Evelyn is the founder of the home, which was established in 2003, and Noluyolo is the daughter-in-law who manages the Abaph throughout the week. Abaphumeleli is home to +/- 30 children at any given time throughout the…

Women’s Month (Ft. Ritsie from Thope Foundation)


As August marks Women’s Month here in South Africa, CHOSA wants to highlight the many amazing women that are a part of the work that we support in local Cape Town communities. This post will act as the first of many to share a little more about the strong women founders/directors/principals of some of our…

Motivating Change


Whenever visitors or volunteers arrive at CHOSA, the staff comes together to share our organisations mission and vision with these individuals, giving them an idea of what kind of work we do and why. From this initial meeting we then take them around to our various partner organisations to show them where the real work…

Where Success Starts


These past two weeks, I have had the great pleasure of meeting a few “graduates” of a children’s home that CHOSA used to support. Identified as success stories from the organisation, I scheduled appointments to speak with them and learn about their past, how they came to live at the children’s home, what their aspirations…

Thope Foundation


Girls empowerment is a key area of focus in protecting orphaned and vulnerable children in South Africa. And the Thope Foundation, one of CHOSA’s partner organisations, work directly to improve the lives of girls within Khayelitsha, an area of Cape Town with high levels of poverty, crime, and informal settlement. In spending the day with…

Next Generation Inspiration


While I always feel young at heart, I’m beginning to see the world from a slightly different angle. Yes, I know I’m not old yet, but sometimes it’s refreshing to get a little bit of perspective when you take a step back. I did just this on Tuesday. I’ve always been the overachieving type, who…