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…

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…

International Women’s Day


As I continue to acclimate myself to the the work of CHOSA, learning as I go on visits to our 8 different partners about the projects which they run, I cannot help but have a smile on my face when I meet the amazing women who run and work in these organisations. Each of them…

Molweni Zonke (Hello All)


Greetings from South Africa! After a brief hiatus of posting, we are back to keep you updated about what is happening in the field with CHOSA. As February has already come and gone, CHOSA is now in full swing for 2017, working with our 8 partner organisations in and around the Cape Flats. All of…

Thank You for Supporting the Fast + The World Remembers


Thank you to all of you who participated in our third annual Pap and Porridge Fast last week. Whether you fasted, donated, or followed our experiences via CHOSA’s blog, your contribution has carried us further in our mission to enrich the lives of vulnerable children through grassroots community empowerment. In three days, we raised a…