Athalia Outreach Bloemfontein is an organization with the sole purpose of providing decent homes, food and purpose to people only receiving an old-age pension as well as people with medical disabilities. Whilst maintaining high moral standards with regards to shelter, personal hygiene and decent meals, we want to give a purpose and better self image to old people whom are not able to survive on Government Grant. Athalia sole purpose is also to provide spiritual support to the Athalia inhabitants making them feel worthy and welcome in the community.
Meaning of the name Athalia - 'God is praised'
In obedience to the Triune God, communities are transformed from vulnerability to ability. OUR MISSION is to develop and manage a variety of processes and interventions whereby vulnerable people can realize, through the grace of God, their God-given dignity.
Lebone (meaning "Light" in Sesotho) was established in May 2000 and initially opened its doors as a day care facility for HIV/AIDS infected/affected children.
At Lebone we aim to provide the children with a loving environment, where we care for their physical needs - love, acceptance, a safe environment, clothing, food, education, medical care etc. - from the time the child is accepted at Lebone House and for the duration of his or her life as a child. The child is deemed to be an adult on his/her eighteenth birthday, all to be admitted to the programme on the basis of their need. No means test is required and no fee is charged.
Years on, we bear witness of God's greatness when one sees the miracles that have occurred: the acquisition of our own property; more than six times the children; an Education Centre for Lebone children & day scholars from the community; a skills development centre for the upliftment and empowerment of family members of the children & the poor & needy; more than half the property under agricultural production enabling the feeding of 600+ people as well as generating income for Lebone; a counselling, social support & training section. ALL this enlarging the vision given us and sure proof that Lebone has been able to accomplish more that it undertook to do within 5 years. Proof indeed of the abundance & grace of our faithful God who has provided through so many who have been obedient to His Call - proof indeed of how mere mortals have been able to attempt something large enough that we should fail.. UNLESS GOD STEPS IN.