April was yet another month where we experienced God’s love for us in what we are doing here at HopeHQ. All our students at Hands & Heart are back (in full force) getting to know the basics of carpentry. Our new students at iThemba excitedly started their various courses with us as well.

Almost 450 learners were attending the KILT afterschool study club sessions in 23 clubs around Knysna – almost back to ‘normal’ before Covid came to change our lives last year.

As you can see from the above, we had a busy but rewarding month. You can read more detailed news below.

Again, I can just say ‘God is faithful’. I personally have seen God work miracles when I‘ve asked a couple of individuals to be involved financially as we needed a couple of sewing machines and a laptop. We had no funds, but we had a vision. Our desire was to bless our old students just finishing their sewing course with our old machines and bring hope to our April 2021 students by purchasing new machines. A few people caught the vision and they became part of the financial solution to our needs. An order was placed and the new machines were delivered during the last week in April. We even had some funds left over for smaller equipment (scissors, etc) and fabric which was also required.

Simultaneously, God provided in our need for soccer balls even before I widely shared the need. Get excited with us as you read about how we are picking up a sport ministry of many years ago, this time in Witlokasie. If not already involved and you want to become involved with what we believe is a ‘worthy cause’, please do not hesitate to contact us. God said clearly to me…

“You don't have to be a soccer player to do it, just have to have a heart for ministry, and a love for people"

I was again reminded that Psalm 147:10-11 says:

"His pleasure is not in the strength of the horse, nor His delight in the legs of a man. The Lord delights in those who fear Him, who put his hope in His unfailing love."

That is why I keep on praising Him for what He is doing whilst praying for God’s provision for the work we are doing.

Thank you again to everyone who are involved in so many ways! We appreciate you and are proud to call you our partners!

Philip Schröder

Director: HopeHQ

Why we do what we do .....

A lack of post school facilities for school leavers or other out-of-school youth where they can advance their lives through technical and creative skill set development was the reason we created a social, economic and skills development project called “HopeHQ” and registered the organisation as a NPC (Reg No 2016/368160/08 / NPO No 179-853 / PBO No 930054327).

The primary aim is to provide technical and creative skills training for the region’s youth and their families and also to support other NGO’s financially who shares the same vision.

In summary: HopeHQ addresses poverty in our community, giving young people the opportunity to develop and learn skills so they can become responsible citizens in life.