Combined Curches in Action (CCIA) came into being in Clarens during 2002. It is a public benefit organisation (no. 930016906) and non-profit organisation (no. 044-650).
Presently there are 7 projects associated with CCIA, giving attention to almost every area of concern in the needy community. Every Project Committee has to find their own funding, but the general Management Committee of CCIA undergirds and coordinates the work being done. In addition projects dealing with HIV/Aids sufferers and their families are supported.
TSHEPONG CENTRE (Place of Hope)
A beautiful hall with various rooms and facilities has been erected on the spacious grounds of the Uniting Reformed Church. This has become the centre for many activities related to CCIA. It is already increasingly being used and accepted as a community centre by other organisations. Click here for more about Tshepong Centre
CCIA’S PROJECTS are in alphabetical order:
Bana ba Hlokang (Children in Need)
Some 200 orphans and vulnerable children are given a meal every weekday. This project looks holistically at the needy children, so attention is also given to their physical, educational and spiritual development. In a computer room the children are exposed to educational programmes. In addition, some receive choir training, others learn to paint, etc. Click here for more information on Bana ba Hlokang
A number of farm and township children receive ballet training, with the discipline and physical fitness that go with it. Plans are in place to build a facility as part of Tshepong where ballet and other art programmes take place. Click here for more information.
Clarens Counselling Ministry
A group of trained lay counsellors are available to provide help to any person from the community. Some have received specialised training in children’s counselling and play therapy which takes place in well-equipped rooms. The service is increasingly used by the schools and police service.
– On a regular basis various educational and motivational ministries are undertaken in the schools and among township youth by trained workers.
– Retirement Care: Through home based care elderly people are enabled to stay in their home environment. At the same time appropriate housing and a frail care unit is being planned for those who want to stay in Clarens. Click here for more information
– Social Concerns: The Social Concerns committee cooperates with the social worker and child care centre to see that specific needs are met. It further runs an enrichment programme called Dependable Strengths, it functions as an advocacy group on environmental matters, and works with other community organisations in addressing various social needs. Click here for more information
All Donations are Welcome:
Our banking details are the following:
Name: Combined Churches in Action (CCIA)
Bank: ABSA Bethlehem (502 223), 22 Church Street, PO Box 23, Bethlehem 9700
Swift code: ABSAZAJJ
Cheque account number 406 227 9271
P.O. Box 180, Clarens, 9707
§Contact: Dons Kritzinger 082 859 1505
Thank you and God Bless