There are lots of talented children in the township. Unfortunately they only come across very few opportunities that could propel their future. But that’s not all. Most of these opportunities pass by unutilised. Cultural customs, trauma and financial limitations are holding them back. So they rarely get an opportunity to discover and develop their talents. As Myles Monroe would say, “the graveyard is full of potential”. Unfortunately the people took all their potential into their graves. Every day they are trying to make ends meet and make it to the next payday. Hope that their situation might improve is long gone. What a tragedy! But what if they could find hope again, do what they are excellent at and what they enjoy doing? A life with purpose is a life that satisfies. That person will make a difference in his/her neighborhood, community, nation or even the world. We believe that God will restore hope in their lives, so that they can start dreaming again. We believe that everyone has a God-given purpose on this earth. We just need to discover it and pursue it. That leaves us with a question for you: Are you living your purpose?
Raphael & Gontse Richli
Founders of HOPE Recovered
We plant seeds of hope in the young and disadvantaged generation through the gospel of Jesus Christ. We want to see young people overcoming poverty, being able to forgive, free from their past, discovering their gifts and talents, full of hope for a better future and passionately walking in their God-given purpose.
HOPE Recovered seeks to establish a safe haven in the township for children and youth. To do this we are looking to acquire a property close to Kutumela Molefi Primary School in order to establish a children and youth centre. The two main focuses of the centre will be:
- The empowerment of youth from children to young adults
- Sustainability of the center
An afterschool program designed for primary school children will focus on lifting the level of education. A youth centre focuses on character building, discovering and development of new skills.
How we ignite hope and bring a sustainable change
As a christian based organisation we believe that everyone is born with a God-given purpose. In order for every youth to find their individual purpose, they need opportunities to explore their talents, gifts and passions. Teaching the youth solid values will help them in their decision making, and encourage them to invest in their future as a preparation for their bigger purpose which will fuel the pursuit of their dreams.