Compassionate Care for African Orphans

“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.”
—James 1:27

2023 Christmas Project – Forward in Faith!





New / Gently Used 14-Seater Vehicle   $37,500 / R650,000
We hope to raise enough funds to buy an additional 14-seater van for our families. Transporting a large, 10-plus person family to church, or anywhere for that matter, can be a logistical nightmare and a costly exercise when relying on public transport.  With the rising prices of everything due to unprecedented post-Covid inflation, we anticipate that we would need to look at a gently-used vehicle, rather than a new one. As such, we’ve allowed for a target amount of R650 000 (+-$37 500) for a suitable vehicle.

Solar Power system (start up funds) $37,500 / R650,000
We hope to raise an equal amount  towards the installation of a site-wide solar power system for the homes and school at Bethesda. South Africa is currently experiencing the worst energy crisis our country has ever seen, and consequently, we need to make provision for an alternative, stable source of electricity without continuing to be reliant on SA’s state owned, (and only) electricity supplier. Thankfully, God has blessed South Africa with an extraordinary amount of sunshine, and it makes good sense to utilise that optimally.

If you would like more information about the energy crisis in South Africa, or our reasoning behind choosing a solar power alternative, please scan the QR code below or click the link. It will take you to an article on our website which gives all the background information about the situation in our country.


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(Download the PDF) Parent Teacher Conferences Thank you to all the Parents who made appointments with their children’s teachers and took the time to meet with them.  The teachers were pleased to have the opportunity to discuss your child’s progress with you and...

February 2021 Newsletter – JCA

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JCA Stationery Requirements 2022

Click the link below to download the stationery requirements. Grade R Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3 Grade 4-7 Click here for more information about registration. Click here to download the registration documents. Please contact us if you have any questions.

JCA Stationery Requirements 2021

Click the link below to download the stationery requirements. Grade R Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3 Grade 4-7 Click here for more information about registration. Click here to download the registration documents. Please contact us if you have any questions.

JCA August 2020 Newsletter

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