“Young men, trust God,

 and make the future bright with blessing…”

Charles Spurgeon 

25:40 is starting a new program this year to reach adolescent boys and young men in the Transkei area, matching them with older peers to serve as role models. We are starting this program after being in the [...]

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A very important part of 25:40′s work is reaching out to the Canzibe community. We have three staff members who are conducting a systematic door-to-door campaign to identify orphans and vulnerable children, assess the needs of each family in two wards, and build relationships with the community members.

Our workers have completed home visits of [...]

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Masonwabe Preschool received a beautiful new mural in early February 2016 courtesy of team members from Global Challenge!

Nothembile, a preschool teacher in the 2-3′s class, loves the new mural, as do the preschool students.

Thank you to Global Challenge for the beautiful new mural for our preschool!


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The following is an excerpt from a message from dedicated 25:40 volunteer, pharmacy Joyce Taylor, about her visit to Canzibe in early Winter. 

“At the Mission, the news is still good with preschool children learning and with a format that they understand.  I think that these children are 4-5 years.  In English [...]

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Today is Orphan Sunday

On November 2, 2014 By

Today, troche Nov. 2, seek is Orphan Sunday, a day when Christians stand up for the orphan. We are a people called to defend the fatherless…to care for the child that has no family…to visit orphans in their distress. In South Africa, almost 4 million children have lost their parents, [...]

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Canzibe News

On May 29, 2014 By

Editor’s Note: We like to share with you some of the news from the Canzibe community in which the 25:40 preschool and afterschool students live. This gives you an idea of the context of their lives, and of some of the struggles and achievements of Rev. Wikus van der Walt, whose job it is to bring [...]

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25:40’s current focus is on children living in rural areas of South Africa’s Eastern Cape. We have selected this area as our place of initial focus due to its extreme poverty, patient lack of resources and lack of attention from the outside world.