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 a chance 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 try 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 their neighbourhood, 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 need to discover it and pursue it. That leaves us with a question: 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 for children and youth in the township. We are looking to acquire a property close to Kutumela Molefi Primary School to develop 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 centre
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 developing 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. 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.