Community Development Draft

Survive. Thrive. Succeed.

Over 800 orphans and vulnerable children
16 child-headed homes
21 teenagers participating in our sports leadership programme


Survive: In partnership with Blessman Ministries, we provide food aide to over 800 orphans and children on a monthly basis. Our annual campaign, Clothe-A-Child, raises funds to buy school uniforms for our learners. We also respond to needs as they arise, utilizing our network of donors and volunteers who want to give back to the community, including infrastructural needs at daycares and orphanages.

Thrive: We have a number of youth programmes on offer, most of which focus on character building, goals setting, and psychosocial support. We also train caregivers and parents in the community on parenting skills which complement our youth programmes.

Succeed: Our aim is the see youth in our communities get educations, jobs, and have redeemed family lives. We assist with application fees for university, FET programmes, and hope to be able to match them in corporate learnership / job skills training programmes.

No Apologies – Our energetic facilitators speak the truth about life, love, and sex with learners in schools across the country. Our facilitators are vetted for not only character but passion to work with youth. They love what they do and it shows! Learners build trust with the facilitators which creates a positive, open environment for youth to share what’s really going on with someone who can help point them in a positive direction. No Apologies has been running in South Africa for over a decade and we have impacted hundreds of thousands of youth through this life changing program. We work with the Department of Education, school principals, parents, and community members to bring our program to learners all over the country. Through sponsorship from corporates and donors we are able to offer this program for free to children who most need it. For more information contact our team at
Qhawe Kids!– What’s your greatest fear? Every week, we work with 21 youth on overcoming their fears, so that they can grow feeling that rush of exhileration at being victorious, and hopefully apply that attitude towards the challenges they face every day at home and school so they can excel at life. That’s why we call our program Qhawe Kids!—“Qhawe” means “Victory” in Zulu. For a lot of our orphans and vulnerable children, they don’t have positive social interactions with peers or adults. They have no mentors or older people to look up to and model their lives after. They also have nothing constructive to do after school. This leads to isolation, fear, hopelessness, and getting into a lot of trouble. Through Qhawe Kids! we offer a sense of community for the kids, who socialize through sports. The kids learn how to break out of their shells by trying something new every week, and are taught that they can overcome the challenges life has presented to them. We are currently reaching kids in two communities, Shongweni Valley and Kwadabeka. Our partners are Spirit of Adventure Trust and Clermont Public Swimming Pool who donate their facilities and trainers to join us in uplifting youth.
Tales of Hope – Imagine you just finished Matric, you haven’t gotten into university, you are unemployable, and you have to go home to a house full of 6 kids depending on you for supper that night. What would you feed them? How would you cope? What would be your motivation to carry on? This is the state of hopelessness our child-headed homes face every day. Many of them haven’t even finished school yet and most won’t. Our goal is to change that outcome for them. Through Tales of Hope, we aim to offer hope the hopeless. Our facilitator meets with a group of children from child-headed homes, most of them the head of their home, and through peer support the kids realize right away they are not alone. They build a community amongst themselves and our curriculum shows them that they can have hope for a better life. We also provide for whatever physical needs we can, and hope to offer a feeding scheme to the children to take the pressure off being the sole provider for their siblings so that they can focus on their studies until they matriculate.

Meet The Team

Kudzai Muhwati-Chimango // Director

Kudzai Muhwati is a qualified social worker who brings with her over a decade of experience in the child protection sector. Kudzai has always had a passion and an urge for making a difference in the lives of people in her community. Based on this passion and desire to work with children, families and communities, Kudzai studied towards an Honours Degree in Social Work. After graduating from the University of KwaZulu Natal with her honours degree, Kudzai joined Johannesburg Child Welfare where she worked as a social worker working with abandoned babies many of whom were placed in adoption. She later relocated to KwaZulu Natal where she worked for Childline KwaZulu Natal as the 24/7 toll free Crisisline Manager. She has managed a residential facility for abandoned, abused and neglected children from new born to 5 years old at Edith Benson Babies Home. She later moved to Childline South Africa where Kudzai has been a programme manager for Global Fund funded OVC and GBV programmes. Kudzai was promoted to the role of the marketing and fundraising manager at Childline South Africa. Kudzai is passionate to see in her lifetime an Africa that joins forces in the protection of the African Child and the upholding of the African Child’s rights. She is passionate about women, children and youth and seeks to do all she can in the protection of women, youth and children.

Noluthando Moshesh // Programme Specialist

Noluthando Moshesh is the Programme Specialist in the Development Department. Noluthando is also a qualified Social Worker who graduated from the University of Zululand with an honours degree in Social work. Noluthando’s passion for people is what wakes her up every morning. She is eager and determined to make a difference in the lives of people in the different communities we serve. Noluthando not only facilitates the No Apologies in school Abstinence programme but also heads up the Tales of Hope programme which is a child headed household programme. Noluthando believes that it is her calling in life to bring hope to the hopeless and to heal the broken hearted. God has given her the gift of song and she use this gift wisely in bringing people to know God and to know His Son Jesus. Noluthando is married to Pastor Kepe and together they have a 2year old daughter. Noluthando is passionate about the advancement and extension of the Kingdom of God. She is passionate about young people especially girls and young women.

Freedom Duma // Programme Manager

Freedom is the Development Programme Manager for Focus on the Family Africa and works specifically with No Apologies and Qhawe Kids!. He graduated from University of South Africa with a degree in Human and Social studies, and in his spare time, he enjoys going out for a nice bicycle ride. For the past two years, Freedom has held the title of “Loudest Person in the Office,” and he plans to win the competition next year as well.