While we can’t help everyone, we hope that by supporting some people and selected charities that are doing good work in their communities, we can make a difference, one person, one family, one organisation at a time, helping in our own special way.
Since our inception, offering educational support to those in need has always been our primary goal. We offer study grants to support children in schools as well as those seeking further education. We also assist adults who require specific workplace skills so that they can become active participants in the societies they serve. Where possible, a team of Entelect volunteers and tutors also offers time on weekends to help our beneficiaries
Sometimes people find themselves in financial difficulty because of events that are beyond their control. In such instances, our team spends time trying to understand the intricacies of the situation, offering financial, practical, emotional and spiritual support as required. We do not restrict ourselves with the type of help on offer and use whatever resources we have available to make a sustainable and positive difference wherever we can.
The Foundation also partners with to other charities that are doing good work in their communities. We realise that we cannot be everything to everyone but by offering some financial support and/or partnering other like-minded charitable organisations, we are able to offer a better service to our beneficiaries. We also partner with some businesses that are prepared to offer our beneficiaries workplace training, with a view to longer term employment.
The Foundation works with The Missionary Sisters of Charity, a Mother Teresa Home in Bellevue, Johannesburg. The Sisters of Charity bring people to us who need additional help. We help them financially or give them support through the Alpha and Omega Mission or the Light of Hope Homes and Schools.
Impilo is a child-protection organisation that seeks to place abandoned, vulnerable or orphaned children in temporary safe care before finding a permanent family environment. The Foundation assists Impilo financially and at times, the Alpha and Omega Mission assists with prayers and arranges the Baptisms of children in their care.
Reto a La Esperanza, based in Benoni, Johannesburg, assists in the rehabilitation of the most impoverished drug addicts. The Foundation provides Reto a La Esperanza with funding for some of their projects and in turn, they house some of the men who we are unable to accommodate in our Light of Hope Homes.
Frances Vorwerg School in Johannesburg educates children who are physically and mentally disabled. The school teaches the national curriculum and offers necessary therapies to ensure that learners reach their full potential. The Foundation supports the school financially and is the title sponsor of their Race for Victory fundraising event.
The Foundation provides some financial assistance to The Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Foundation. The Bishop's Foundation supports different charitable ministries in the Church, which include the education of young men for the priesthood, youth upliftment projects, shelters for the homeless, feeding schemes and soup kitchens.
The Foundation financially assists InnerCHANGE South Africa, which focusses on serving the poor, marginalised and outcast. Some of their beneficiaries have joined our Light of Hope Homes, while the Alpha and Omega Mission has also hosted healing seminars with InnerCHANGE in Soshanguve. The development of an ICT training facility in partnership with The Foundation is also in progress.
Uplifted Life aims to educate the nation in diverse ways and places, to transform society, giving a better life for all. The NPO was founded in 2013 and currently operates in some university campuses of Gauteng. Uplifted Life in Makoeng (Free State) is a ServeSA ITC training delivery centre for The Foundation.