Eagles Rising

Organization Description: 

Our main objectives are:

1. To provide short term, medium term and long term mentoring and training programs for students from disadvantaged backgrounds, focusing on their academic, emotional, spiritual, physical, and life skills development, to better prepare them for integration into society.

2. To provide assistance in the development of disadvantaged communities by offering community training in a variety of social, family, health and economic skills.

3. To assist the development of school learners.

4. To assist students in identifying suitable careers, obtaining employment, and / or furthering their education. This includes aiding students in obtaining financial assistance where possible.

Unit 4462
Strand, 1740
South Africa
Mission Statement: 

Inspiring and equipping disadvantaged young people to discover and attain their life's purpose. The most important part of our training is the full time bridging year for which students who have completed high school can apply. This is a year of intensive training and preparation for their futures. They are ministered to in every area of their lives so that they may become whole people that will face their futures with courage and resolution.

1. The students enrolling at Eagles Rising come from informal residential areas, townships and a variety of backgrounds, ranging from ex-gang members, from homes with severe deprivation, prostitution, all forms of abuse and abandonment. Some of them live alone in a shack and try to survive. They enroll in schools in their areas but battle to find school fees.

2. Most of the students have lived through some form of trauma or severe deprivation, i.e. violence; all forms of abuse, poverty, surrounded by HIV and Aids, many of them are heads of homes, while others are living on their own in a shack. We provide counseling to help them deal with and overcome their circumstances.

3. They have little or no hope under their existing surrounding circumstances, of reaching their full intellectual, economic and social potential.

4. These students are not able to contribute financially to their training here, so we need to find the support necessary for them to continue the training program here as well as to survive when they are back at their homes.

5. The young people’s involvement in the program brings about life change, which profoundly influences the families involved.

Organizational Statement of Faith: 

"Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." Isaiah 40 v 28-31

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