At Pfunanane our vision is to impact children and families in the community in the following ways:
Pfunanane Academy strives to give children the highest standard of Christian education possible. The school is a place for disadvantaged children and orphans to join other children in a healthy and non-stigmatizing classroom environment, where they receive special attention and care, along with a quality Bible-based education.
Sponsorships provide the disadvantaged children with the following support: education, a healthy diet, uniforms, travel subsidy to and from school, housing on the school property where necessary, health care where necessary, gifts, clothing, school books and supplies, etc. Support such as food or medical help is also extended to the families of the children as determined by need, and parents are hired for part-time help wherever possible.
With 19 children already living in our children's cottages, we have plans to build more group homes and create a "village", providing housing, care, and a stable family for orphans or children who have been abused, abandoned, neglected, or have nowhere else to stay. Each future cottage will have a long-term house parent or couple, and will be home to up to eight children.
Pfunanane's aim is to make disciples in the community, which includes the children attending the school and their families. Children are involved in outreach efforts as well, teaching them to be servants and Christian leaders in their own communities. The Gospel is taught at every opportunity in the classroom, and children have weekly discipleship times.
Pfunanane plans to expand our involvement in skills development, whereby children will learn about different career choices in South Africa, and will be taught skills that will help them to be self-reliant in the future. Our aim is that they will one day become Christian leaders in their families, communities, and country.