focused YWAM (Youth With A Mission) ministry in Johannesburg South Africa
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Activities

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DTS - Discipleship Training School

Our DTS is on track as the first ever DTS in Joseph Project and in fact Johannesburg central. Our DTS has a focus on urban youth. We have 6 students from Ghana, South Africa and Madagascar. Follow this and other stories on our FaceBook page.


Students of Joseph Project's first DTS.

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Misc.

Homework Club more...
5bob Fair
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Training
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Hosting
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Facilitation
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Admin./Maintenance
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Homework Club

From our birth until November 2008 Joseph Project's flagship ministry was a senior primary homework club. This ran from the Centre every school day and catered for 40-45 children. The purpose was to provide a place where the local children could come and do their homework in a nurturing and supervised environment. This work has been modified under advice from Mary Garner (a highly qualified teacher). The changes have seen a shift in focus from the older senior primary kids to the younger junior primary kids. The thinking here is that by the time most of this community's kids reach senior primary level they have already been failing for 3 years and are already disillusioned with school. So we are now looking at the foundational years seeking to provide the kids with a solid foundation and sense of belief. Most of the children attending are drawn from the Seeds of Hope program.


A bite to eat before homework time during homework club
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5bob Fairs

There is an astounding practice carried on in our community (tho we believe it to be much more widespread) that involves the scorning of the 5c coin. For some reason most informal and much formal inner city commerce places no value on the 5c coin. So it is regarded as worthless because no vendors accept it. The outworking of this is that the streets are literally littered with dispensed 5c coins. Capitalising on this we run occasional 5 bob(50c) Fairs. We convert the hall into a fairground and have all kinds of prize orientated games and activities going on that the children can pay for with 5c coins. Tho labour intensive it is very popular and somewhere around 100 children attend.


Nilceia and friends doing riot control

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Training

Since last year Joseph Project has started low-key youth leaders training. We have been busy with a local college but look to extend that with some enquiries that have come in.


Addressing a group at the Centre

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Hosting

With Johannesburg being the transport hub of Southern Africa and also home to many foreign embassies and consulates with many more just up the road in Pretoria, we are continually called upon to host teams or individuals in transit. Sometimes its for a single night and other times up to a couple of weeks.
We also host several outreach teams a year that are usually starting or rounding off an outreach in SA. With these teams bolstering our numbers we are able to run mini programmes or provide man-power to neighbouring NGO's


It ain't the Intercontinental but it's dry.

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Facilitation

Joseph Project is regularly approached by the corporate sector to facilitate corporate responsibility activities. Some of these we take advantage of personally, but others we refer to our local NGO network.

Another area of facilitation/hosting is for volunteers seeking some kind of social action opportunity. This extends to practicums as well. Here we have placed foreign student teachers seeking practical experience in local schools.

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Admin./Maintenance

With every organisation comes administration and with every fixed asset comes maintenance. Much of the admin. rests on Dylan Atkinson's shoulders and building maintenance too. However he is no administrator - it sucks the life out of him.


Dylan hard at work on the accounts

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