Student Tuition Expense Program (STEP) in South Africa
Goal: $20,000 to help 100 orphans
About this Mission Project
In 2004, the Deeds of Love Ministries began reaching out to the overwhelming number of orphans and vulnerable children affected by HIV/AIDS in South Africa. By 2011, the ministry was helping 400 orphans in the Winterveld settlement northwest of Pretoria.
South Africa’s economic changes in 2012 meant drastic cuts, and 100 orphans are now in urgent need of help. Emmanuel lives in Winterveld with his grandma and 5 siblings. She is unemployed and unable to help educate her 5 grandchildren.
The Student Tuition Expense Program (STEP) provides essentials like school uniforms, three meals a week, stationery and school supplies to children like Emmanuel. It also gives valuable psychosocial and spiritual support to the orphans and to their families, including counseling, prayer support, social welfare help and homework clubs.
$122 will provide a school uniform. $222 will buy two sets of uniforms and school supplies.
Mission Project Specifics
This project seeks to raise $20,000 to provide school uniforms, spiritual guidance and meals for 100 orphans, ages 5–22, in Winterveld, South Africa.
This project will be managed by Esperance Mangayi, the Program Coordinator for Deeds of Love Ministries of the Baptist Union of Southern Africa (BUSA). BUSA is a partner of International Ministries.
It is anticipated that this project will improve the future for these orphans by giving them an education that will help break the cycle of poverty for these HIV/AIDS affected orphans.
Connect to this Mission Project
- Pray with Deeds of Love Ministries and the Baptist Union of Southern Africa that orphaned and vulnerable children will know that God loves them through STEP.
- Your donations make this mission project possible.
- Donate by check. Write STEP/South Africa on the memo line and mail to International Ministries, PO Box 851, Valley Forge, PA 19482-0851.
- Share this information with others in your community and in your church family.
- For information, contact Chris Marziale.
This is Emmanuel Thembinkosi Khumalo on the day he received his first new school uniform in 2011. STEP funds provide shirts, trousers or skirts, shoes and jerseys to school children.