Leva FOUNDATION

EMPOWERING OUR LOCAL AND GLOBAL COMMUNITY

We empower our city through social upliftment and the promotion of social justice. We believe in adding value to communities through equipping them and reshaping their narrative for a better tomorrow.

WHAT WE DO

Each month, we partner with a registered and existing non-profit organization. This allows us to focus on specific initiatives, enabling us to serve our community in all ages and stages of life. Throughout the month, we collect donations on behalf of these organizations and hand over the collected items at the end of each month. This is known as the DropBox. Through this form of serving, we are able to see our city through the lens of those who serve it.

UNPLUGGED CODING PROJECT

We have partnered with Professor Jean Greyling from the Nelson Mandela University to empower teachers in disadvantaged communities with various “Unplugged Coding” tools to teach learners coding principles, without the use of computers. The coding games TANKS, RANGERS, and BOATS have been used to reach over 20000 learners directly, while 100’s of schools have received the Coding Kits.

SKILLS & ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT

WORK4ALIVING

We believe that education and skills development plays a vital role in ensuring that our people are employable. To ensure that this is made possible, we’ve partnered with Siyasebenza Work4ALiving by running a skills development center at our North End site. This program offers content that ensures that candidates are job-ready and will stand out in the job market. Work4ALiving also offers specialized courses ranging from office admin to graphic design, to name a few.

If you would like to get involved in this program, chat to one of our facilitators via the Work4ALiving WhatsApp Hotline – 083 608 1749.

REDBAND BARISTA ACADEMY

Our Redband Barista Academy, established in 2014, has ensured that over 200 candidates have successfully graduated with an accredited barista qualification. This enables them to be employed at various leading hospitality establishments. Over the years, we have seen this course empower our candidates to become world-class baristas and entrepreneurs. The growth of this program has been exceptional – allowing us to open Redband coffee bars around the country.

We offer training at the following sites:
– Port Elizabeth
– George
– Durban
– Uganda
– Natal Midlands

For more information, visit the Redband Barista Academy Facebook page or email us at info@levafoundation.org.

SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

MASIFUNDE LEARNER DEVELOPMENT NPC

Masifunde provides educational support in a holistic and sustainable manner to more than 450 motivated scholars from Walmer Township. Their educational interventions include academic support, social assistance, life skills training, and extra-curricular activities in the arts, media, and sports, ensuring that each learner can unleash their full potential. Through partnering with our Red Band Barista Academy, we were able to open a coffee bar that enables learners to learn the skill of professionally making a delicious cup of coffee. Through these amazing skills development programs, we are ensuring that our young people are equipped to enter the job market as well as the world of entrepreneurship.

For more information, email us at info@levafoundation.org.

MASINYUSANE DEVELOPMENT ORGANISATION

Through our partnership with Jim McKeown, director, and co-founder of Masinyusane, we have been able to contribute to the feeding initiatives put in place to ensure that scholars living in limited services areas receive meals on a daily basis. ‘Masi’, as known for short, is dedicated to creating opportunities for impoverished South Africans – particularly the youth.

For more information, email us at info@levafoundation.org.

BABY BLESSINGS

We have partnered with Baby Blessings and Heart4Alternatives in installing a baby safe in Walmer Township. This safe will ensure that mothers in crisis are able to place their baby in safe care while getting the help that they need. Standard procedures have been put in place to ensure that all necessary authorities are notified once a baby is placed in the safe. We believe in life preservation and through partnering with these amazing organizations – we’re able to achieve that.

For more information on this initiative, feel free to contact Lee Barker and her team at 076 488 2238.

HEART4ALTERNATIVES

Heart4Alternatives is a pregnancy crisis center for mothers in distress. The Hear4Alternatives team offers professional counseling to the soon-to-be moms by guiding them through a step by step process, preparing them for motherhood. The team, alongside volunteers, meets every Wednesday from 09h00 – 11h30 at the center.

If you would like to get involved and volunteer in this space, you can do so by contacting Sue Pietersen at 071 997 0147.

EASTERN PROVINCE CHILD & YOUTH CARE CENTRE

We encourage and empower the youth through weekly bible studies and monthly worship events, hosted at the EP Children’s Home. In addition to this, we host an annual Youth Day bash at our Father’s House North End site.
Our amazing ministry team and volunteers meet every Monday evening between 19h00 – 20h00 for sessions aimed at sharing the word of God in a fun and loving environment.

To get involved in this space, email us at info@levafoundation.org.

A21 WALK FOR FREEDOM

We show our support to the impactful work done by the A21 organization, by participating in their annual walk for freedom. This organization is aimed at creating awareness around helping victims of human trafficking and abuse. Standing in solidarity, we support this initiative by using our voices on behalf of those who are not able to.

For more information on this initiative, email us at info@levafoundation.org.

SANBS

We have partnered with the South African National Blood Services by hosting regular blood drives at our Sunday church services.

Follow FH Foundation on all our social media pages for scheduled dates.

MES / VISTARUS / BETSHEKOOM / YOKHULESO HAVEN

We are so blessed to be in partnership with various homeless shelters across our city. These organizations are doing amazing work in helping the impoverished and homeless. Through hosting regular food and clothing drives, we are able to assist these organizations with basic needs – allowing them to extend a hand to those who need our support the most.

Banking details

Standard Bank Cheque Account

Acc No: 080 186 831

Branch Code: 050 017

International givers

Reference: Your Name or Donation

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