“Never worry about numbers.
Help one person at a time and
always start with the person nearest you.”
― Mother Teresa
Founder and CEO , Seeds Of Faith
A greeting with love, my name is Rethabile Matang (pictured right). I am the founding director of Seeds of Faith, a non-profit organisation for the children. My dream and passion for improving the lives of young children and helping those less fortunate led to the formation of Seeds of Faith. It is for this vision, that I and my great team work with other like-minded individuals and sponsors to see Seeds of Faith impact hundreds of lives every year. Children matter to us because they are the hope and leaders of tomorrow and the elderly matter to us because they are those whom we look up to, they have walked a far greater journey than us. As Seeds of Faith our vision is big and our journey is long but every day we work harder towards achieving the greater goal with our partners who risk it all and put their hearts in the work we do. And for that all I want to say is thank you for ensuring a child is educated, thank you for ensuring a girl child goes to school, thank you for taking the decision to help us put a smile on the faces of our brothers, mothers, sisters and fathers, not forgetting a special thank you to those who wish to join us in this journey of making a difference. Remember love is giving and together we can make the world a better place by simply showing some love.
F.E.E.D stands for feed, empower, educate and develop. These are the 4 arms of our organisation through which we spear head our F.E.E.D cause.
A well-nourished body houses a healthy mind. Mal-nutrition in South Africa is a big problem and we at Seeds of Faith believe that it is important that our young children and the elderly are well fed with nutritious food. Feeding is therefore one of our main priorities, this is pursued through the provision of lunch meals for ECD and primary school children. Because Seeds of Faith is not restricted to helping and assisting children, we also provide nutritional food packages for those that are in need especially the elderly, as these are the people who take care of our children.
As education is our top priority Seeds of Faith does all it can to ensure that the intent and mission is carried through. As we encourage education through play, we provide toys to underprivileged children as well as ECD centres in the society. Though we encourage education through play we do not just provide toys but basics such as stationary, uniform and schools bags. We also run programmes under Edu-Fund that encourage fun learning, because learning should not be boring.
Empower: At Seeds of Faith we teach independency, as important as education is, children should be equipped with necessary and basic life skills. This is very important when it comes to entrepreneurship and usage of skills or talents such as singing as well as becoming a voice in society. We empower through hosting discussions that enable tolerance in society with topics such as gender based violence as well as the provision of hygiene packages for young
At Seeds of Faith we believe in giving everyone a platform to showcase their
talents as well as give everyone a fair chance at job and schooling opportunities. This we achieve by providing a platform where entrepreneurs can sell and market their products as well as hosting career fairs and teaching our young children in ECDs about the different careers, so that their strong points can be identified at a young age.
Some Of Our Work
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“Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.