Month: October 2012

On Friday, our Health Care Centre officially received the recognition they earned from COHSASA . The Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa (COHSASA) assists a range of health care facilities in Southern Africa to meet and maintain quality standards. COHSASA recognized the Health Care Centre with a two-year accreditation certificate.

Our Heath Care Centre and carers are among the elite in the health care industry. This two-year accreditation verifies the excellence in quality that we are able to provide our clients. The process spanned six years and could not be possible without their time, energy and passion. Well done!

In addition to the COHSASA accreditation, our Health Care Centre also earned a 5-star recognition from the Hospice Palliative Care Association. Congratulations Living Care on your well earned accreditation.

COHSASA Chief Operating Manager presents Sandy Lovick, Living Care General Manager and John Thomas, Living Hope Founder and Chairman of the Board, with the COHSASA accreditation plaque.

Masi Life Skills Educator  Desmond Hangana has been voted the Community Hero for the month of October. Longbeach Mall votes each month to recognize people who are making a difference in their community.

Desmond was nominated for this honor by Christina Quist, Living Hope volunteer, in recognition for his heart and leadership in working with the teens in Masi.Desmond receives a R500 gift card from Longbeach Mall and had the opportunity to choose a charity of his choice who would also receive a R500 gift card. from the mall. Desmond chose Living Right, a ministry that forms part of Living Hope.
Photo: We are happy to announce that Desmond Hangana has been voted as your Community Hero for the month of October. Desmond is a 25 year old man who works with Living Hope, specifcally the teens who live in Masi. He teaches them about making good choices, often using his own life decisions as examples of what not to do. He goes into homes to visit with the families of the teens he mentors. He seeks to provide for their physical needs, doing whatever he can to channel resources to his teens. </p><p>Kevin and Christina go on to say that Desmond does not have access to a lot of financial wealth, but he is present and there for the teens. He shows them love by not just showing up once a week, or once a month and leaving. He is there - Everyday! He lives in the community, he builds their dreams, shows them choices and does so at the expense of his own. He may not have his own NGO, but he does what the NGO's can't. He lets the teens use him as a foot stool, to step up, to get a glimpse of what could be. There is no recognition for him, just the knowledge that he is making a difference.</p><p> Our Hero, Desmond receives a R500 gift card from Longbeach Mall and had the opportunity to choose a charity of his choice who would also receive a R500 gift card. from the mall. Desmond choice Living Right a ministry that forms part of Living Hope.

Get on your bikes and ride! Motorcycles, that is. Living Grace is hosting a Ride for Recovery Breakfast Run on 17 November 2012 beginning at 7 a.m. Meet at the Food Lover’s Market in Tokai. Cost is R100 per person and includes  breakfast and coffee.All funds raised will benefit the substance abuse recovery programme at Living Grace.

For more information call 021 788 9702 or email

Living Way’s Worker Readiness Course prepares employees for the workforce by teaching tangible skills such as work ethic, time management, hygiene, conflict management, CV preparation, interviews, dreams and goals.

A recent class of Westlake graduates  took a moment to reflect on the way their lives have changed through their training.


… it was such a privilege to be in this course, the Living Way organization it really changing people’s life.  I wish them all the best to continue to do such a great job.” –Malebo



 “Living Way has given us a life time opportunity. ..When we started this course we were clueless about what is being expected from us at the workplace, but today I am proud to say I am a professional and I am well trained and I’ve got the ‘what can I give attitude.’ I’ll always carry it with me where ever I go.”-Nosipho


“I would like to thank the organisation because through the course I have managed to have a look at my values and foundation…May God bless the organisation for its contributions. Because of this course thing are clear for me.”- Ntombesizwe


To Aldine, (lecturer) she has been a wonderful teacher, mother and a friend.  She has taught us a lot about life itself we learned and gained a lot from her.  I will never forget the WHAT CAN I GIVE ATTITUDE nor BEING RESILIENT.  I will apply it in my life wherever I go.

To Kevin, (Living Hope volunteer)…maths has become a little easy now thanks to you, you made things much clearer.  Thanks big guy, you are awesome.”Ntombizanele

“Living Way showed me how to be a better person, now I can stand firm facing whatever challenges that can come my way.  Now I know and I am sure that I can be a shining star while looking for a job.”Nyamek

“Your course was the most amazing evangelism training program I’ve never seen.  It is fresh innovative, captivating, equipping and inspiring.  It is far better than anything I’ve never seen before.“- Odwa


For more information on Worker Readiness Courses, please visit Living Way or e-mail