SITE #8: Life Community Services Centre
In 1999, children living in poor and dysfunctional communities in George, South Africa, started attending Sunday School at a local church. After an investigation, the church set up an informal wooden structure in the community where they lived to feed the children once a week. Two years later, Philip and Maryna DeVries from the USA accepted the challenge to come to build on this foundation as an NGO, and LIFE Community Services was born. They developed an outreach program and mobilised local and overseas churches, foundations, businesses and individuals to assist communities suffering deprivation. George is an area that has a high TB death rate, AIDS crisis, a high per capita alcohol abuse problem and escalating divorce rates.
LIFE was registered as a Non-Profit Organisation in March 2001 and in 2008 as a Public Benefit Organisation and is committed to developing and implementing Christian-based interventions that transform the lives of orphaned and vulnerable children in George, South Africa. The Centre is located in Conville, Thembalethu in and currently has approximately 290 learners.
There is a small established food garden on the premises and volunteers who run and maintain the vegetable garden and grounds in collaboration with the groundsmen.
The staff and learners of Life Community Services Centre & The Precious Tree Project Team Say THANK YOU WMO!
Check out the Youtube video below!