Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Restoring the dignity of the homeless

On today’s show, we had Ian Zeary from The Hope Exchange. He spoke about the aim of the organisation, which is to assist the homeless population of Cape Town and restore their dignity. 

They center is open daily for showers and provides breakfast on a Wednesday and Thursday every week. They welcome adults from different walks of life. They provide services such as short-term accommodation, skills development and life-skills training.

Ian also shared with us some success stories, such as Andile's story. Andile came to Cape Town for economical reasons and found himself homeless. With the assistance of the organisation, he started off sweeping the streets and living at the short term accommodation, to being employed by Amazon and completely independent.

It's stories like these that motivate Ian to keep doing what he does.

If you're interested in finding out more information about The Hope Exchange or lend a hand you are welcome to contact them on 021 461 5508 and at ian@thehopeexchange.org.

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