Current Funding Needs

Masonwabe Preschool

Nothembile instructing preschoolers on brushing teeth

Nothembile instructing preschoolers on brushing teeth

Funds Needed: $23,000 a year, includes salaries for  2 teachers,  a health monitor, a cook, supplemental food for 40 children for 10 months, curriculum, supplies and training.

Status: 100% funded through early 2018.

Overview: Masonwabe Preschool operates on the Canzibe Mission, serving 40 children aged 3-6, about 25 percent of whom are orphans or come from vulnerable living situations. The preschool has two classrooms, one teacher in each room.

See video of Masonwabe Preschool in action

Masonwabe Afterschool Care Program

Aftercare students showing off their crosses

Funds Needed: $22,500 for 2018, includes, salaries for four teachers, a counselor, a health  monitor, a cook, and supplemental food for 40 children, including school holidays, training and supplies

Status: 100% funded through early 2018.

Overview: The after school care program launched in May 2011 at the Canzibe Mission to provide a safe, structured place for children in Grade 1 through Grade 8 after school until 5 p.m.  The program is designed to provide academic assistance and nurture psychological, social, spiritual, emotional, and physical needs of the children, most of whom are orphans and who live in vulnerable conditions.

Young Adult Leadership Program

From left: Sandile, Kwanele, Raymond, Vovo, Xolani, Thabile and Unathi.

From left: Sandile, Kwanele, Raymond, Vovo, Xolani, Thabile and Unathi.

Funds Needed: $49,200 in 2018 to be used to provide leadership experience training to male mentors who then relocate to the Transkei area and connect with teenage boys and young adult males through soccer. They hold Bible studies and disciple them.

Overview:  While the preschool and after care program guide and nurture young children, teenagers often drop out of school in the Transkei for lack of adequate high schools. They sometimes fall into idle or destructive living. In 2017, 25:40 set out on a very specific path to fill this gap, specifically to mentor young adult men in Christian living. to prevent what plagues young boys and men in the Transkei — substance abuse, sexual promiscuity, and unemployment.

Through the Young Adult Leadership Program, our goal is to restore Biblical manhood in the Transkei through peer mentoring and discipleship. We seek to create a space for young men to develop into purposeful leaders and visionaries empowered to lead themselves, their friends and their families to eternal purposes



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