With the launch of the Reintegration Programme this week, we are excited to see how this class successfully transitions back into society and become the solution to the problems they were once a part of within their communities.
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On the 3rd June we partnered with Radio Tygerberg and co-hosted an amazing breakthrough event in Khayeltisha. Check out this touching report from Mtheteleli, an ex-offender now working with The Message Trust.
It's never too late to make something of yourself. Check out this amazing story of men behind bars who are creating a better tomorrow for themselves. Change is possible.
The Message Trust family welcomed Donovan Nelson into the Gangstar Enterprises team on the 1st of August. Donovan has been employed as our Gangstar sales and marketing manager and will oversee the expansion of all our Gangstar businesses. We are excited to welcome him onto the team!
Speak Out is the first ever speaking event from our Message Enterprise Programme in Drakenstein Youth Prison. Come and hear inspirational real life stories from our students that will challenge you to reflect about issues around crime, prison and gangsterism.
One of our core values at The Message is Local Church. It was wonderful to recently have 45 pastors from around Cape Town visit our Message Enterprise Programme. Read this blog about their visit from AOG Chairperson and Westridge AOG Pastor, Theo Roman.
Gangstar Enterprises has gone public! Check out this press report about our launch on 31st March at the Artscape Theatre in Cape Town.
On the 25th February we held our third annual Vision Night. Read about the personal reflections from one of our MEP prison students who was MC on the night.
Read this wonderful report from Beth Hawthorne on her short mission experience with The Message Trust in Cape Town.
On the 26th of July The Message Trust hosted the 'Break Every Chain' production at the Joseph Stone theatre. Read this report by Mark Slessenger here.
In June we ran an After-Care camp for young men we have worked with in and out of prison. Read this report by our After-Care Coordinator Adam Bull.
Last week Thursday we launched the Message Entrepreneurship Programme in Drakenstein Youth Centre in partnership with Correctional Services. It was a wonderful event and we give God all the praise for what he is doing in the lives of our students. Read the media launch release here by Warren Lodge of LIFE Brand.
On the 28th of March we held our first ever ex-offender aftercare match at Ajax Cape Town. It was a wonderful time of playing, sharing and encouraging one another. We are passionate about supporting young men who come out of prison so they don't reoffend. Read this encouraging report from our After Care Coordinator Adam Bull.
Exciting news as 22 young men in prison graduate from the first Message Trust Job Readiness course in Drakenstein youth prison! Check out the report here and the exciting vision statements of some of the young men we trained!