Tag: poverty

New PE City of Compassion’ group launches winter woollies drive and outreaches
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New PE City of Compassion’ group launches winter woollies drive and outreaches

A new Port Elizabeth inter-church, collaborative group called City of Compassion has launched a drive to collect blankets, winter woollies and Bibles for poor, homeless and unemployed people in the city. Group visionary, Patricia van Niekerk of the Salvation Army, Central, said she believes the Holy Spirit gave her the […]

Nelson Mandela Bay groups tackling poverty, unemployment together
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Nelson Mandela Bay groups tackling poverty, unemployment together

Looking over the full hall at the poverty and unemployment workshop in the South End Museum last Thursday I realised there are many Christian churches and NPOs engaged in uplifting unemployed people in the Nelson Mandela Bay metro. This was further emphasised when those present mapped out their collective outreach […]

Call for asset-based approach to tackling poverty in Nelson Mandela Bay
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Call for asset-based approach to tackling poverty in Nelson Mandela Bay

By Ed Richardson The creation of much-needed jobs in the Nelson Mandela Bay metro can be fast-tracked by taking an “asset-based” approach to poverty alleviation rather than focusing on the negatives, says Bernie Dolley, director of the Ikahla Trust. She was speaking at the metro’s first poverty and unemployment summit […]