After 17 years, Bettaway Community Church in Delft is breaking ground for new, bigger and better premises, which will be used not only as a place of worship but also as a women’s health care centre.
Asiphe Nombewu, spokesperson for the church, says the church will also be used as a homework club, a place of safety for the youth, a music school and much more.
“In a community of over 92 000 inhabitants (according to the 2011 census) societal ills like poverty, gangsterism, substance abuse and inadequate health care/education are still the biggest problems,” Nombewu says.
He says the Bettaway Community Church hopes to help combat the social ills by expanding the space, which already serves over 90 children.
“The children meet at the church during the week to receive after-school help, and over 50 young people are receiving life skills and support.
The church also runs a soup kitchen, which is helping to feed over 1400 people three days per week,” he says.
Nombewu says trained educators who are experienced in their relevant fields facilitate all the after-school tutoring, resource care and teaching.
“The expanded facility will, without a doubt, positively impact the community of Delft,” he says.
For more information contact pastors Clive and Glenda McMinn on 082 926 0678 or 082 851 5048.
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