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…

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…