Tshega Christian Missions
serving the community

About Us

Tshega Christian Missions was established by four individuals in 2004 and registered as a Non Profit Organization in Aug 2006.  Situated in South Africa, Limpopo Province, Mopani District, Bolebedu South, Fobeni Village – the organization initially focused on vulnerable children but as time progressed it was determined that a more holistic approach in service delivery was needed. We therefore focus on the Millennium Goals through identifying basic needs attempting to support accordingly.

After an Applied Research done in 2009 Tshega realized that a holistic approach will be the most efficient way to serve the community.  Two programs were established:  The Education Program and The Outreach Program. These programs aims to serve vulnerable families from infancy to late adulthood. 

WHY HELP SOUTH AFRICA?

South Africa has a high-cost, low-performance education system that does not compare favourably with education systems in other African countries, or in similar developing economies.

There is a multitude of well-publicised problems, including a shortage of teachers, under qualified teachers and poor teacher performance. In the classroom this results in poor learner standards, a lack of classroom discipline and is exacerbated by insufficient resources and inadequate infrastructure. On a government level, difficulties have been caused by a failure of appropriate inspection and monitoring, and confusion caused by changing curricula without proper communication and training. This country’s world ranking does not paint a more positive image — South Africa is ranked 136 out 205 countries in terms of the number of people 15 and older who can read and write. (Martin Prew – Department Education)

Poor education and the high unemployment rate snow balls in more than half of the nation without purpose and hope.  There is nothing worse than an uneducated person without hope.  This results into frustration and a negative reaction of substance abuse, crimes, rape, prostitution, teenage pregnancies, health issues and more. (National Planning Commission’s Diagnostic Overview Half (54%) of South Africa live below the poverty line, that is 27 million people living on R779 per month or less. Limpopo is currently the lowest on R627 per month or lower. (Laura Grant, Mail & Guardian, February 2015)

The AIDS epidemic in South Africa is devastatig families and communities. The country has the world's largest number of HIV- infected people. There are an estimated 3.7 million orphans in South Africa- close to half of them lost their parents to AIDS-related diseases and there are many more children living with sick and bedridden caregivers. Approximately 150,000 children are believed to be living in child-headed households.

The Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation was contracted by the South African government to carry out a study on the nature of crime in South Africa.

The study concluded that the country is exposed to high levels of violence as a result of different factors, including Why South Africa is so violence            


BENEFICIARIES 2015/16

Our organization believes in direct benefit, therefore we reach out, support and expand benefits to the following vulnerable beneficiaries:

 Infancy to late adulthood (Students/Orphans/Vulnerable children/Youth/Adults)

 

DIRECT BENEFICIARIES:  546

(Without family members affected)

TARGET GROUP DESCRIPTION

Social category and economic  situation: Vulnerable/Poor

Age group:  Infancy to Late Adulthood

Percentage of beneficiaries that live in a rural area and or in an urban area?  100% Rural