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African Blessings is a community focused charity and strives to provide upliftment and support to all facets of our community.

Faith & Love Through Action

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Uplifting South Africa, one community at a time. Our outreach programs are focused at empowering local communities to excellence.

The primary drivers of these projects are education, training and assistance, in order to create self-sufficient communities. One of our key campaigns in this respect is  food gardens.

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Jochebed Children's Village is a communal home for orphaned, abandoned, at risk, abused or neglected children.

Located on the African Blessings Farm, Jochebed encompasses a baby centre, an early learning centre and housing facility for the children that have been placed in our care. 

 

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education

The African Blessings Early Learning Centre is located on the Farm and caters for children from infancy through to Grade 0.

The Centre runs on  the ACSI school curriculum system and we believe in creating firm foundations by providing our children with an exceptional education.

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The Animal Sanctuary is located on the African Blessings farm and is home to over 50 rescued animals, extricated from heart breaking circumstances of abandonment or abuse.

African Blessings is a voice for those who cannot speak and a shelter for those in need. Projects include assisting disadvantaged communities with basic animal care – food, tick and flea treatment, spaying and neutering programs.

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COMMUNITY

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African Blessings Charity

Founded in 2003, African Blessings is a registered Non Profit Company (2003/006636/08) and a Public Benefit Organisation (930029073). African Blessings is based at Rustfontein farm, located near Bronkhorstspruit, in Gauteng, South Africa.

 

The Farm forms the foundation upon which all the African Blessings projects are run and is located strategically amidst three major Gauteng and Mpumalanga rural communities, namely Rethabiseng, Ekangala and Zithobeni and it is on the Farm and within these communities where African Blessings’ hearts, minds and hands are dedicated to serving and uplifting impoverished communities.

The primary focus on the Farm is Jochebed Children's Village, which provides a safe and nurturing home for orphaned, abandoned, abused and at-risk children.

Sustainable farming projects form a large part of the African Blessings’ community programs, as this provides food security – continued and nutritious food sources – for both the children and staff residing on the Farm, and the local communities who form part of our outreach programs.

Animal fodder such as lucernce, erogrostis and teff are also grown on the Farm, providing dry forage for our rescue animals as well as contributing to an income source for the Farm, which in turn supports the Village. A 3 Ha maize field also produces food for the Village.

 

The African Blessings charity has various projects within set focus areas, which volunteers can become involved in or one can donate towards. A summary of our focus areas can be viewed here.

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OUR Goals

“Raising communities to excellence”

We are positive that through our efforts we are able to empower communities to confidently contribute to society and that future leaders and community members will be guided by values, principles and a passion to succeed. We are devoted to planting the seeds of growth for future generations.

Jochebed Children's Village strives to provide its children with a safe, happy and well -rounded up-bringing in order to help them develop into their full potential. It is our goal that our children experience as much of a normal childhood as possible in having foster parents who are attentive and supportive, having birthday parties and celebrating other special occasions and holidays as a family.

The Animal Sanctuary provides a safe haven for a wide range of animals, while continuing to educate and assist the community on animal care through its outreach programs. Many of the recused animals reside on the Farm as permanent residents and live in the homes as pets with the children.

 
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Some stories from our blog

Thankful Hearts 

2020 PRESENTED A NUMBER OF CHALLENGES AND HARDSHIPS THROUGHOUT SOUTH AFRICA

It is because you gave that our journey to two old age homes became a mission of joy and surprise! Exceeding my expectations, 103 seniors received gift bags in 2020!

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EASTER CELEBRATIONS

THE FARM HAS BEEN A HIVE OF ACTIVITY THIS MONTH WITH MANY PROJECTS COMMENCING.

Easter weekend was a memorable weekend at the farm with all the Farm and Village residents attending a Church service in the morning, where all had time to reflect on the past year, the love and sacrifice that has been needed to endure these troubling times and the ultimate love that God has for His creations.

 

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TRUE CHRISTMAS

THE FARM HAS BEEN A HIVE OF ACTIVITY THIS MONTH WITH MANY PROJECTS COMMENCING.

Easter weekend was a memorable weekend at the farm with all the Farm and Village residents attending a Church service in the morning, where all had time to reflect on the past year, the love and sacrifice that has been needed to endure these troubling times and the ultimate love that God has for His creations.

 

 
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HOW CAN YOU HELP?

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We are always in need of volunteers at the farm and have many different projects which you can become involved in, these include the Jochebed Children's Village, the Animals (rehabilitation, re-homing, education and the stables), food gardens and other out reach projects in the community.

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African Blessings runs a number of different programs, including early childhood education, food gardens and animal care. These programs take place both on the farm and within the local community. Click here to find a program you would like to make a donation towards.

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Growing South Africa, one community at a time: African Blessings is a Non Profit Company and a Public Benefit Organisation on a mission to uplift, educate and empower communities of South Africa.

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