Our Programs

Esther Project

The Esther Program is a home-based care program that aims to assist single-headed households with food, basic needs and everything their children may need to succeed.

Life Skills and Holiday Clubs

We focus on developing children and youth by facilitating a ministry program every holiday, educating children with education tools like puzzles and using sport as a way to experience what they have learned during the lesson.

Feeding Network

We currently feed more than 100 children weekly. Along with the feeding program we build and encourage children to focus on their education.

Counselling

We also offer group and individual counselling sessions to more than 100 children a month. These sessions focus to help children with behaviour modification and working through traumatic experiences so they can excel in school and life.

ECD Networks

One of our main objectives is educating the next generation. We currently have more than 40 ECD's that we support through our strategy.

Mentorship Programs

Our mentorship program focuses to mentor young boys with absent fathers so that they may become good men. We primarily work with young boys with between the ages of 5 and 10. Our long-term mentorship approach means that we will continue to be part of their lives throughout their school career and beyond.

Ministry Programs

We currently work in 12 schools in the Westrand. Our life skills and school’s programs runs throughout the year. The aim of this program is to help children and youth make decisions for their future. 

Bible Clubs

We believe transformation takes place in a relational learning environment where God’s Word is spoken, His Spirit guides, and a child encounters the love of Jesus by becoming an active participant in God’s story and not just a distant observer.

 
 
  • In 2019 God spoke to us about the story of Esther in the Bible. Esther had a great destiny and was born for a time like hers. God had spectacular things planned for her, but before she could accomplish this, she had to be prepared.

    Many people invested time, talents and treasures into Esther for 12 months before she could enter into the King’s Presence to ask the King to save her people.

    The Esther Program is a home-based care program that aims to assist single-headed households with food, basic needs and everything that their children may need to enter into their palace. (What the Lord has called them to be).

    Currently, we have 30 families on the program that are paving a new way into a new life by getting their children a proper education, finding work and providing for their families by creating opportunities for themselves that changes their trajectory forever.

    It all starts with one person who cares to say yes to help these families.

    Find out how you can volunteer by becoming a care worker that assists and encourages families in your community.

    Esther Project

 
  • Feeding Network

     

    We currently feed over 100 Primary and High School students in our area:


    We would love to help more schools in the area, so children don’t have to go to school or stay in school with an empty stomach.

     

    Every week we deliver sandwiches that children can pick up at any time.


    Along with the feeding program we build and encourage children to focus on their education by providing:

    • Life skills

    • Social Skills

    • Sporting activities

    • Business Skills

  • One of our main objectives is educating the next generation. We quickly realized  that if we wanted to transform children in local communities that we needed to make sure that children start school at an early age.

    We saw the need to educate and take care of the children who seemed to be abandoned by the community. While doing research we quickly discovered that many families and children were in great poverty and struggled to survive. We realized that the only way we could break the circle of poverty in future generations was by helping children obtain a good education today.

    The heart-breaking reality for most of the children whom we serve is that they are lucky if they get one meal a day.

    We currently support more than 40 ECD’s (1100 children) in the Westrand area by addressing these four key needs:

    Our Main Focus

    1. Teacher training

    2. Food security

    3. Hygiene initiatives

    4. Pre-school Governance

    ECD Network

    Our Current Network

    • Munsieville

    • Krugersdorp

    • Roodepoort

    • Magaliesburg

    • Muldersdrift

    • Kagiso

  • Ministry Programs

    WE CURRENTLY WORK IN 12 SCHOOLS IN THE WESTRAND. OUR LIFE SKILLS AND SCHOOL’S MINISTRY PROGRAM RUNS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. THE AIM OF THIS PROGRAM IS TO HELP CHILDREN AND YOUTH BETTER UNDERSTAND THEMSELVES AND TO EQUIP THEM TO MAKE DECISIONS FOR THEIR FUTURE.

    During our program we talk about making good decisions, how to make the right friends, respecting your peers and fulfilling the calling God has for you.

    How You Can Help

    • Become a volunteer counsellor

    • Help pay a cross connect intern to facilitate these programs in more schools.

    • Become a mentor to a young boy or girl.

 
 
  • Our holiday program runs every school break at various locations like Burgershoop, Munsieville and Krugersdorp West.

    We focus on developing children and youth by facilitating a ministry program every holiday, educating children with education tools like puzzles and using sport as a way to experience what they have learned during the lesson.

    This program keeps hundreds of children of the street and helps us create a lasting relationship with many children to start mentoring them for their future success.

    How You Can Help

    • Volunteer at one of our Holiday day programs during the holidays and get your CSI involved with a hands-on approach.

    • Donate food for the week.

    • Help prepare or sponsor meals for the children.

    Life Skills and Holiday Clubs

 
  • Mentorship Programs

    Our mentorship program focuses to mentor young boys with absent fathers so that they may become good men. We primarily work with young boys with between the ages of 5 and 10 as an intake age, but our long-term mentorship approach means that we will continue to be part of their lives throughout their school career and beyond.

    • We have weekly activities for age similar groups of no more than 5 boys at a time.

    • We have weekend activities where all the groups and sometimes families come together. We have various camps throughout the year.

    • We provide a support structure for single mothers.

    • We advocate for the better treatment of women and children.

    • We run long term mentorship programs for young boys with absent fathers

  • Bible club relies on Jesus’ method of teaching through telling stories combined with interactive experiences and meaningful discussions. These skills are culturally universal and fun to learn and share with others.

    We believe transformation takes place in a relational learning environment where God’s Word is spoken, His Spirit guides, and a child encounters the love of Jesus by becoming an active participant in God’s story and not just a distant observer.

    We call these environments, Bible Clubs. It’s a place, like what Jesus
    created, where children feel welcomed, loved, and blessed by the leaders and ultimately the Lord Himself.

     

    It’s where children have fun and are free to share what they are learning and experiencing; a place where God’s presence is very real and evident. Children are not just learning from a book, but through relationships.

    Bible Clubs 

 
 

Cross Connect

To Find out more about our programs or how you can get involved, please don't hesitate to contact us. 

Email: info@crossconnect.co.za

Phone: 010 10000 75

Registered Charity: 189 402 

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