Category Archives: Life at Home-Base

Volunteers at Home-Base

Volunteering at Home-Base is lots of fun. There are may opportunities for volunteers to get involved. If you are interested in finding out more details, contact Dennis at homebasegp@gmail.com for more info on our Volunteers Tea on Saturday 18 February from 9 – 11 am.    

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2017 is off to a good start!

Home-Base is buzzing with anticipation of what 2017 has in store!  All our students will be progressing to their next level and we want to congratulate them on their good results. We would also like to congratulate Thando Phello for matriculating with a BA Degree pass. Well done, Thando! Thando is enrolled for a business […]

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Home-Base Video

See what Home-Base is all about! – Home-Base Video

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THE WORK-BASE ACADEMY WILL BE LAUNCHED IN JULY 2017

A significant percentage of young people within Southern Africa do not have the financial capacity or the necessary results to move into university studies once they finish school. This is exacerbated among orphaned and vulnerable youth who not only have no financial backing from parents, but also have significant learning gaps as a result of […]

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Press on towards the goal

“Survival can be summed up in three words – never give up.  That’s the heart of it really.  Just keep trying.” (Bear Grylls) This is a time of year when people often feel overwhelmed, tired and that things are out of control. This is also a time when the many young people we work with […]

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Choosing a Career – STEM Careers

“What you’re really supposed to be doing is whatever makes your heart sing.” (Barbara Sher) Young people today are faced with thousands of possible careers which they can explore. It is both an exciting time to be young (there are so many journeys they can take) but also incredibly daunting (how can they choose from […]

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Strength for your journey towards your goals

“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” (Ernest Hemingway) A young man, walking down a rural road at the start of a day. He walks with purpose, with a set aim in mind. He is a young man who walks 6 km […]

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Walking in the footsteps of Nelson Mandela

“The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” (Nelson Mandela – Long Walk to Freedom) We recently had the opportunity to take our three Home-Base young people to see the statue of Nelson Mandela in Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton. Standing at his feet was an inspiring […]

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January 2014 Newsletter

January was full of excitement with our first three residential students arriving. Have a look at our exciting newsletter! Click on the heading and through to: Home-Base Newsletter January 2014    

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Update: 2014 has started with adventure

Our Home-Base young people have now joined us and are settling in well in our two cottages. They have enjoyed getting to explore the dynamic city of Johannesburg and have met many fantastic new people and hopefully new friends. Their journey began with a two week orientation period where we worked with them to help […]

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