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The Make A Difference Podcast
49 minutes | Aug 25, 2020
A Conversation with Jo Swart (and Angel)
Welcome back to the podcast. Today's episode is an absolute treat. I have a conversation with a person doing the absolute most in Somerset West. She, along with her husband pastor a growing, life-giving church, she is the chairperson of the Somerset West Night Shelter (an organization committed to serving the homeless community in Somerset West -- the shelter currently takes care of 100 adults and 20 children), she leads and looks after Op Die Plaas (a pre-school for a farming community in Heldervalley) she's also involved in many other things including Church Street Coffee and the Somerset West Street Store. You will find all the links at the bottom. She is an absolutely busy woman and it was such an honor for me to be able to have this conversation with her! We talk life under lockdown, homelessness and launching a new family shelter, why it’s better to support a local charity than simply giving to street-beggars, the importance of giving homeless people hope and dignity, as well as leading a preschool for children in the farming community I am absolutely sure that this conversation will leave you feeling inspired and energized to get up and get that project started -- you know, the one you've been postponing for a couple of years now or to start donating to your local charity organization. Please take a moment to subscribe to this podcast and at the end of the episode, please leave a review from wherever you are listening to this podcast from - that will help us very much. If you're watching on YouTube, first of all, apologies in advance for the poor video quality, we had some significant network challenges. Apart from that, please, hit that subscribe button and turn on the notification bell! TIMESTAMPS 00:00 Intro 02:04 Life during lockdown 09:23 Somerset West Night Shelter 14:40 Why it’s better to buy a voucher than to give directly to the homeless 19:31 Op Die Plaas (pre-school) 26:54 Somerset West Street Store and Church Street Coffee 30:18 Giving Hope and Dignity to the homeless 36:42 Funding for the Somerset West Night Shelter 38:53 Personal Highlights from serving the community 42:13 Greatest lessons picked up along the way 44:11 Advice for people wanting to start making a difference in their own surrounding 46:02 Mobile accommodation for the homeless ------------------- LINKS Contact Jo Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jo.swart Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jo.swart/ Life Church Somerset West Website: www.lifechurch.co.za YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCxQQ6VBCWMH41BmWFeeUxA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/findliveshare Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/life_findliveshare/ Somerset West Night Shelter Website: https://swnightshelter.org.za Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/somerset_west_night_shelter/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Somersetwestnightshelter/ Op Die Plaas Website: http://opdieplaas.org.za Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OpDiePlaasPreschool Email us your thoughts and any suggestions you may have at email@example.com alternatively, connect with us via social media on https://facebook.com/makeadifferencepodcast or https://instagram.com/makeadifference_podcast
2 minutes | Aug 8, 2020
Poems & Quotes // Don't Quit by Edgar A Guest
This is a poem by Edgar A. Guest titled Don't Quit. ******* Follow Us On Social Media instagram.com/makeadifference_podcast facebook.com/makeadifferencepodcast Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Make A Difference Podcast on YouTube
58 minutes | Aug 4, 2020
Purposeful Living With Menelisi Cele
In today's podcast episode of the Make A Difference Podcast, Mondli Cele has an inspirational conversation with Menelisi Cele about Purposeful Living. We talk about the importance of discovering your personal purpose, living out your why, Love Incarnate and lots of other things that he is involved with. ------------------------ LINKS Follow us on social media: Instagram: https://instagram.com/makeadifference_podcast Facebook: https://facebook.com/makeadifferencepodcast website: https://beyondthesewalls.org.za/podcast
42 minutes | Jul 20, 2020
The Gender Based Violence Crisis
In this episode Mondli talks about the gender-based violence crisis, why we all need to get involved and some practical things to get you started. ________________ Links https://beyondthesewalls.org.za/podcast/2020/07/19/the-gender-based-violence-crisis/
79 minutes | Jul 7, 2020
Breaking The Silence // Gender-Based Violence
Gender-based violence has been identified by our president as the second epidemic that South Africans are facing, on top of the coronavirus global pandemic. Statistics South Africa released a report in 2018 which states that the rate of femicide (which is the murder of women on the basis of their gender) in South Africa is five times higher than the global average. The time to act against gender-based violence is right now. This fight is for all of us because this crisis is a humanity crisis.
13 minutes | Jul 4, 2020
Welcome // Pilot Episode
Introductory episode to the Make A Difference Podcast.
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