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One Way Community Services (OWCS) is registered as an NPO and NPC and was birthed out of One Way Community Church
One Way Community Church has served the communities of Vanderbijlpark, Sasolburg and Vereeniging (Sedibeng), with greater emphasis on serving the community for the past 16 years in the area of social needs.
We are PROUDLY SOUTH AFRICAN and love this continent and nation. We also believe that there is great potential and purpose locked up inside the lives of the people we work with.
AS AN ORGANIZATION OUR MAIN FOCAL POINT IS HELPING CHILDREN
• We are excited and full of hope for the beneficiaries of our projects and our aim is to give them our best.
• We aspire to empower, equip & develop them so that they can have a chance for a brighter future
WE CURRENTLY RUN THE FOLLOWING SOCIAL ACTION PROJECTS:
• Ikageng CYCC – Child and Youth Care Centre for abandoned boys.
• Khanya Khaya CYCC – Child and Youth Care Centre for abandoned girls.
• Street Ministry – Street outreaches aimed at building relationships with the homeless.
• Windows of Hope – Public Hospital outreaches.
• Nelson Mandela Day (previously called “June 16”) – Once Off community renovations.
To create opportunities for our beneficiaries to grow spiritually, emotionally, and relationally.
Communities changed through hope and restoration
The care or counselling of, and the provision of education programmes for abandoned, abused, neglected, orphaned or homeless children.
The provision of facilities for the protection and care of abandoned, abused, neglected, orphaned or homeless children.
The provision of poverty relief and community development for poor and disadvantaged persons.
Training for unemployed persons with the purpose of enabling them to obtain employment.
One Way Community Services (OWCS) is registered as an NPO and NPC and was birthed out of One Way Community Church. OWCS has been serving the communities of Vanderbijlpark for the past 16 years. We run community development and social outreach projects every year which has had an enormous impact on our community. Many children have testified to the positive influence we have had and now partner with OWCS to make a difference in the lives of other children.
Ikageng is a child and youth care centre where boys living on the streets can go for refuge. There are currently 5 boys between the ages of 9 and 15 staying at the home and they are attending school. We can take in 9 destitute or abandoned boys between the ages of 8 and 18 years. Our main aim is to reinstate these children back into society as functional citizens of our community.
Khanya Khaya is a child and youth care centre where girls who are destitute can go to for refuge. There are currently 2 girls staying at the home and they are attending school. We can take in 6 destitute or abandoned girls between the ages of 8 and 18 years. Our main aim is to reinstate these children back into society as functional citizens of our community.
Street Ministry is an avenue for people to form relationships with the homeless, to help them find their next steps in getting off the streets and finding their identity in Jesus Christ. We connect with them every Thursday evening and provide prayer, food, clothes and good company.
The Windows of Hope Hospital Ministry is all about ordinary people playing their small part in changing the lives of others. We visit the children’s ward at the Sasolburg Hospital every term. We connect with parents/relatives and spend time playing with the children. Some children stay in hospital for up to 8 weeks and there is not much to keep them entertained. Parents are unable to visit them regularly as they work far away or are unable to get leave from their low paying jobs. The volunteers go in with puzzles, games, toys, sweets and fun activity packs.
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I came here at Ikageng
because I am now 15 years old so at that place they only allow children under the age of 14 years. Im in
grade 6 at Thabo Vuyo School
I eat and sleep well at Ikageng, and I have taken Ma-Mpho as my mother. I love the songs of One Way Church and the games we play on Fridays at Youth, it is an amazing church and I hope I will pass my grade 6 and be a Social Worker one day …….all thanks to Ikageng
I live in Ikageng. On my first day at the centre I was excited but shy too because I didn’t know anyone there but now im cool. I enjoy the fun trips we go out to here at the centre as I have travelled to places I never dreamt of going to. I am grateful to OWCS for the opportunities they’ve given and shown not only to me but to every child that is here. I am thankful to all my houseparent for food, care and love they give me. Thank you Ma-Mpho and Sis- Khathi. I enjoy swimming trips more than anything… I love attending Friday and Sunday church services as it teaches me a lot about God. I feel at home
My first time in Ikageng I was scared because I didn’t know anyone. I hwas happy that I finally found a place of safety because if I was not here my life would be a problem, I thank God. At church I go I thank the holy spirit and I thank the church that I know God. I thank the parents of Ikageng , they take me serious.
My first day at Ikageng I was happy and at church I was happier. I was happy that there were other kids that we were playing games with we eating healthy food and they treat me very well. I enjoy swimming pool and I love getting new clothes and shoes. I was naughty and didn’t listen at home.
The first time I came here my life was very bad and now my life starts to change. When I go to church im thinking about when I was growing upand what my future is going to be. I get taught the word of God and I like to be here. I wish to finish school….. I love visitng my mom during school holidays and the trips we go to. I wish Ikageng to help me finish school and wish Ikageng the best. Thank You.
I started living at Khanya Khaya on the 11th January 2016. My behaviour has changed
since my arrival. I am always happy because I live with supportive people and I can focus on my studies.
At home I was always on the streets with my friends. when I arrived here I thought I would be judged
but that was never the case. I feel like im at home in Khanya Khaya. I eat and sleep well.
On my first Sunday we went to church. I saw the Board, when I entred I thought it was beautiful and the songs touched my heart. One way Church is different from other churches that I have been to, when I left I could still feel the spirit of God inside of me. One Way Church has helped me a lot. I can now read the bible.
I was extremely scared because it was my first time at a place of safety. Khaya Khaya has helped me a lot
because now I have people who are like family to me, I can go to school everyday without ever being
absent. I hope to pass my grade 10 and do well in school at all times until I finish.
One Way church has helped me a lot because I never attended a church like it before. now I know different people who play different roles in my life.