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1 Carla Giger Makalima, Global Mission Intern working with the UCCSA at the Bridgman Youth Center, South Africa

2 Bridgman Youth Centre An outreach project of the United Congregational Church of Southern Africa (UCCSA)

3 UCCSA United Congregational Church of Southern Africa 5 countries Botswana, Mozambique, Nambia, South Africa, Zimbabwe In Christ there is a Future

4 South Africa Democracy 11 Official Languages Xhosa Zulu English Afrikaans Ndbele Pedi Swati Tswana Sotho Venda Shangaan

5 Apartheid 1948 Nationalist Party Separateness 1950s passage of laws and acts Forced Removal Act Homelands Act Pass book laws Uprisings June 16, 1976

6 SOWETO South Western Townships Established in the mid 1950s Simple Homes Estimated 3 Million Sowetan Pride

7 Local Community Zola Township Gang Activity Petty crime High teenage pregnancy rate High drop out rate High unemployment

8 Bridgman Youth Centre Built in 1975 as a conference centre for Ministers Rev. Bernard Spong

9 Bridgman Youth Centre

10 Bridgman Programs Mornings Community Center Volunteer Program Afternoons Aftercare Grades 1-7 GASA High School Girls Other Programs Saturday School December Holiday Bible School

11 Volunteers

12 Bible Study

13 Mondays …. Special Snack 1:30-3:00 Kids Arrive PreActivity 3:00-3:30 Homework or Fun Activity 3:30-5:00 Special Snack

14 Tuesday- Thursday 1:30-3:00 Kids Arrive PreActivity 3:00-3:30 Homework or Fun Activity 3:30-4:00 Devotion and Meal 4:00-5:00 Activities Tuesdays Life Skills Crafts Wednesdays Board Games Computers Thursdays Recreation Computers

15 Fridays 1:00-2:30 Kids Arrive PreActivity 2:30-4:00 Movie with snack

16 GASA Girls Against the Spread of AIDS Began in 2005 TAP Program Goals Empowerment of teenage girls Prevent HIV/AIDS Service to the Community

17 Peer Educator Training Abstinence Condoms Healthy Dating Relationships Facts about HIV/AIDS Drug Abuse Body Image Self Esteem Self Defense

18 Weekly GASA Meeting

19 GASA Service Projects UCCSA Soup Kitchen Visiting an Old Age Home

20 GASA Trips Botanical GardensGASA Retreat

21 In Christ there is a Future

22 The Global Mission Intern program of which Carla was a part, is funded by Week of Compassion. Global Ministries is able to send missionaries, like Carla, on behalf of Disciples and UCC because of your generous support of Week of Compassion/Disciples Mission Fund (DMF) and One Great Hour of Sharing/Our Churchs Wider Mission (OCWM). Thank you for sharing the story of Gods mission in South Africa in your congregation! Visit globalministries.org for other information


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