“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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It’s a week away!

The 11th Annual Walk for the Kids is Saturday, Sept. 27, 8 a.m. at Lake Accotink Park, in Springfield, VA

This is your chance to walk, bike, run or stroll with the dog and kids to show orphans in rural South Africa that you care. With every step you [...]

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August in Washington, salve D.C. is traditionally a quiet, slower time, with oppressive heat and lighter traffic, as government leaders and others often use the month to vacation or otherwise leave the city.  However, this year the month didn’t begin that way at all, as the U.S. hosted the first ever [...]

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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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             Steve and Alta Jones opened their magnificent home at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains to 25:40 for a special dinner to raise awareness and funds for the Hlalani Kum Learning Center. Special guests included Lwazi Mbongo and her family. Ms. Mbongo is a third secretary at the South African embassy, advice [...]

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We have an angel in Herman Stoffberg, a South African man who has made it his mission for the moment to help 25:40 construct the new, expanded pre-school, aftercare and help us create a practical skills center in Canzibe.

Herman lives in Oyster Bay — a good 10-hour-drive from Canzibe — in a good car. [...]

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CURRENT PROJECTS
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.