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After School Study Clubs

The time between school ending and their parent’s return from work is the time our children in the townships are most vulnerable to the high levels of rape, gang violence and other physical attacks. YFC’s Afterschool Study Club in partnership with KILT, is a safe place for selected learners in

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Students accepted at Africa Skills College

Six of the 2018 Hands & Heart students have been accepted at Africa Skills College in George.  They started their tradesmen courses in October.  They are studying various courses e.g electrical, plumbing, carpentry, building, etc.  Garald and Mike went the extra mile to assist these guys to get into the

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Graduation 2018

On Thursday 22 November, we again rewarded our students during a graduation ceremony. Twelve of the Hands & Heart Skills Development Centre students graduated whilst 6 ladies from the sewing course at iThemba Skills Centre received their much earned certificates.  Most of these students also received certificates for attending Module

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20 Year Celebration and Fundraising Banquet

On Thursday 2 August we celebrated our 20th year of existence in Knysna –  Twenty years of making a huge impact in the communities of Knysna.  This was done by way of an amazing celebration and fundraising banquet held at Villa Castollini where YFC hosted 220 guests. The evening started

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How YFC became an unofficial Fire Relief Centre

The story of YFC Knysna and how we became an unofficial Fire Relief Centre….. We all went home early on the 7th of June, hating the wind and waiting for the storm to hit. We earlier during the morning talked about the fact that the road was closed towards Plett. 

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My time as volunteer at YFC Knysna

A short testimony / write-up by one of our ex-volunteers from Germany – My Time as Volunteer at YFC Knysna …. “Uncle Philip asked me to write a short paragraph about my time as volunteer in Knysna.  It is now already 2,5 months since I left Knysna.  I am still

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Knysna Fire Disaster and the role YFC are playing

It is nearly a month after “The Fire” that roared through Knysna on Wednesday, 7 June!  It started as a beautiful Winter’s day, and no-one knew what was awaiting the beautiful town of Knysna.  It feels much longer than a month, and, yes, we call the Knysna Fire Disaster, “The

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Business Growth Course changing the lives of five entrepreneurs

As part of the various courses that we provide our students, we present a business growth course that teaches them to become entrepreneurs.  This course is called Paradigm Shift and is an entrepreneurial course based on Biblical principles. We recently facilitated this amazing course for the third time. Within the group of students were five young

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Our first Ladies Day – An annual event

2016 LADIES DAY On the 29th of October 2016 we held our first YFC Ladies Day.   We hope that this will be an annual event on our calendar.  Our focus was mainly to bless our sisters from the areas surrounding Knysna. Our theme was: “Stepping Into Your New Season”.  Just

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