All our projects are aimed at uplifting the community and implementing change. We work on the basis of ACCOUNTABILITY and work on a point system, based on attendance and participation in group sessions.
That said, ELEOS will always help someone in immediate need
Early Childhood development
Our ECD program offers mothers and caregivers of young children the opportunity to enhance their child's development through play and stimulating learning activities.
At the ECD Centre in Market Street, weekly classes take place to assist parents in caring for their babies and toddlers on a physical, emotional and financial level. Mothers are guided in their pregnancies and in the care of their new born babies.This includes education about breastfeeding, hygiene, healthy feeding for their babies, family planning and birth control.
Occupational & speech therapy
This therapy is often life changing! We test all our children in our projects to check that their physical and mental abilities are age appropriate. If a problem is identified we work with the child and the parent on a weekly basis at our EDC in Market Street.
We support Booysens Beertjies Play School, taking care of our toddlers from ages 3 -5 years. This facility helps working mothers during the day and also supplies one healthy meal a day to all little students.
School feeding scheme
We support the AFFIES Kitchen at Genl. Nic Smit Primary School. The kitchen supplies 350 healthy meals per day to scholars.
After-school care facilities
At our two After School Care facilities we provide a healty meal and assistance with home work. Our two centres are situated close to or at the schools. Our trained staff can identify learning problems as well as social or economical need. It is often here where we are able to build a relationship with the child and can offer assistance to families in need.
Most of the children in our groups come from very difficult circumstances and only know the down side of life. They are often not accustomed to regular meals, beds or a carefree lifestyle. At these camps we have fun and treat the children in a safe and loving environment. We also have the opportunity to work with them spiritually and really invest in their lives.
This year we will be taking 40 kids to the sea for the first time!!
PEaK PALS project
This project is now running for it's seventh year and is one of our great success stories. Ladies from the community were taught to make peaks. Over the years it has developed into an independant running project. The peaks are sold at markets and leading Golf shops countrywide.
You can order a specific colour or brand.
For enquiries or orders contact Riana Karemaker on 082 772 5533
JAM Teen Group & Camps
Our teens meet on a Friday and love to do fun activities. Here we have the opportunity to invest in their lives and share God's word.
They go on a yearly camp where they can share their experiences as teens with each other and communicate their hopes and dreams to camp leaders.
From this platform we can often identify students with potential for bursaries or provide help for studies if needed.
GIGGLES LADIES GROUP
These girls in God's glory is an active group of young mothers that meet on Wednesdays. They do Bible study, improve their parental skills, do numerous skills development programs and even grow their own vegetables at the ECD in Market Street. We assist in their social and welfare needs.
AGAPE Ladies Group
Agape meets every Wednesday and in this group we offer skills development and spiritual growth programs. We can spoil and care for our more mature ladies and also assist in the transformations and life changing events they go through. By building strong relationships, we can assist in their social and welfare problems. We have skills development programs and can often help and identify ladies to participate in our entrepreneurial projects.
MAN ALIVE Group
This is a Bible study for men, but the entire family is welcome. We help with social and welfare needs by providing them with clothes and basic toiletries. In this group job creation, interviews and entrepreneurial skills are topics discussed and we do our best to assist in compiling CV's and direct these men to get further education.
Blankets are made by these ladies who have great talent. The ladies are willing to knit blankets on request.
PsycholOgy and counselling
In these challenging situations many of our people find themselves, we have a psycolgist, two social workers, two councillors and two therapists that can help and assist in a professional and correct manner.
Skills development & BURSARY Fund
We work with numerous organisations such as Sol-Tech, F&O and Aros to assist with further education and skills development. We arrange bursaries through private individuals as well as companies such as Helpende Hand and Atterbury Trust.
Talented ladies are doing mending to the clothing donations we receive for which they are being compensated. We also have a couple of stay at home moms that earn an income by mending clothes for the community or making items which they sell at numerous markets.
By donating a sewing machine (new or used) you can assist a stay at home mom in supplementing her family's income. Contact Kika for 072 899 4311 for more information and to get involved.
Eleos cookie project
We are very proud of our freshly baked biscuits from the Eleos Kitchen at the Community Centre in Wilhelm Street. These are made by ladies from the community and sold to companies or individuals.
This is a great job creation initiative where the product is just YUMMEE!!
For just R80 per 1kg this is not to be missed.
Place your orders with Marieta on 012 379 5344
We collect donations within the Pretoria area and provide much needed transportation to our ELEOS community to essential appointments.