The Diepsloot Foundation
The Diepsloot Foundation is a Section 21 Company, formed by St Mungo's United Church with the objective of channeling funds, skills and resources into sustainable projects that will benefit and build the competencies of individuals and groupings within the Diepsloot community. The intention is to build a significant fund that is focused on delivering the dreams of selected individuals with potential, identifiable within the Diepsloot community. With these contributions, the Foundation intends to:
Uplift and empower the community
Assist the community to find meaning in their lives
Help the community to develop life skills and income
Address hunger and extreme poverty
Address the ravages of HIV/AIDS, drugs and alcohol, crime and violence that unfortunately prevails in the community.
The Programme interventions are centred on the property owned by St Mungo's Church in Diepsloot. ABET (Adult Basic Education & Training), carpentry and sewing classes are held in the Church Hall, that was built as a multi-purpose facility and is used for Sunday worship as well.
Currently 60+ learnings are receiving training in a variety of subjects, all accredited with by the Independent Examination Board. A process is underway to gain:
Private FET College Status with the Gauteng Dept of Education - their enthusiasm for the project is very apparent.
The Services and Construction SETAs' accreditation.
Both will add to the growing community acceptance of this initiative and the credibility of the Foundation as a reliable channel for Social Investment by corporate South Africa.
For more information please contact The Diepsloot Foundation on 011 464 5246 or our Church Office on 011 706 6108.
Interview on Hot91.9 on receipt of donation.