Ukwakha Isizwe Newsletter – May 2014

This is the first Newsletter for Ukwakha Isizwe Foundation (UIF) for 2014. Ukwakha Isizwe is our social upliftment partner.

Every charity is always in need of support and Ukwakha Isizwe is no different. For every amount over R100.00 Ukwakha Isizwe makes out an 18A certificate which allows the donor to subtract that value from their taxable earnings. In the case of a business, it also counts towards your BEE score on Social Development, as UIF has a certificate to prove that more than 75% of the recipients are black people.

Ukwakha Isizwe is proud of the fact that the funds are used for the intended recipient, not for administration costs. It has grown wonderfully over the last four years but the need in our beautiful country continues to overwhelm them. With your support it is able to impact many little lives and so make our world a better place.

For details on how to donate, go to this page.

Hark! in the Park – 1 December

It’s that time of the year when we start winding down and spend more time with family, friends and those we love. Christmas Carol evenings are always a wonderful opportunity to get the kids out and enjoy a magical evening. Hark! In the Park, taking place on Sunday, 1 December, is one opportunity for you to invite friends and family and do just that.

The event features an exquisite market and plenty to do for the whole family, with exciting kids’ rides, a farm yard, jumping castles and more. The festivities kick off at 4pm with Carols by Candlelight starting at 7pm. Food will be on sale.

Entrance is free and the event is in support of local social initiatives overseen by the Ukwakha Isizwe Foundation – which includes hArt Ghontjie, a project that seeks to encourage and uplift underprivileged youth; hArt Educare, which aims to benefit, support and educate underprivileged youth; and the hArt Day Centre (in Primrose) which provide young children the opportunity to receive early childhood development. Other initiatives include Joshua House, a home for abandoned babies, and the Russell House foster home.

Bring your singing voices and enjoy a wonderful Christmas family outing!

Hark! in the Park
Cornerstone Church Bedfordview (click for a map),
Parking at Malan Ave, Morninghill
When: Sunday 1 December
Time: 4pm. Carols start at 7pm
Fun for the whole family!

Ukwakha Isizwe December Newsletter

Ukwakha Isizwe Newsletter May 2012

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Ukwakha Isizwe Barnyard Fundraiser a Lesson in Good Music

written by Michaele Fergusson

The Ukwakha Isizwe Barnyard fundraiser took place on the 20th October at the Cresta Barnyard. It was basically a music show and very enjoyable.

Although we were unsuccessful in selling all the tickets, we managed, with the help of some very dedicated Cornerstone members, to fill the bottom half of the theatre.

The show, Travelling Band with Clint and Co, was an awesome walk down memory lane for those of us over 40. And for the younger generation it was a lesson in good music! The feedback we received was very positive – good food, good show and overall a very enjoyable evening.

Ukwakha Isizwe’s HArt Day Centre on the Radio

Written by Ryan Strydom

Zelda with the Our Community Voice team on Radio Today

Ukwakha Isizwe’s HArt Day Centre, a home for street children, was recently featured on Radio Today, which broadcasts on 1485AM and nationally across the SADC sub-region on DStv Audio Channel 169. Zelda Cronje, who helps run the home and is also part of the overseeing team of Ukwakha Isizwe, the umbrella organisation that covers a number of social justice initiatives that Cornerstone is involved with, was interviewed.

The interview took place on a show called Our Community Voice and it was hosted by Brendon Burmester and Elaine Thorne from the I Love Kensington Association (ILKA). Our Community Voice broadcasts every Wednesday at 11:30.

It was great getting this coverage for HArt and Ukwakha Isizwe. The podcast for the show can be downloaded at this link (scroll down for the show dated 21 September).

The show aims to encourage a sense of community, raise general issues taking place in communities living in greater Johannesburg.

The Transforming Power of the Gospel for Society

Written by Ryan Strydom

Recently Marcus highlighted the new social justice initiative that we as a church are embarking on under the banner of Ukwahka Isizwe (Nation Building.) Read more