Summer News 2017



Isaac Thobela receiving the a Golden Key award and top academic achiever at UJ

Isaac Thobela received the Golden Key Award at the University of Johannesburg. he also received the top achiever award. Isaac has really worked hard in his studies and this was just recognition for all his hard work. He has really inspired many people in his community especially the youth.

Childrens Ministry Leaders

Childrens Ministry Leaders - One of the key focus area for CDR Equipping in 2017 was to support volunteer leaders in children’s work and these leaders have done very well.

Thulani Hector Magagul

Thulani Hector Magagula has been leading children's ministry at Community Ministries in 2017 and has done a phenomenal job serving the kids in the best way possible. He received the first CDR Equipping Intern of the Year award on the 3rd December 2017.

Boitumelo Mongale

Boitumelo Mongale has given his best to serve the Community this year. His heart to serve in every way possible has seen him receive the Reg Berowsky Servant Leadership Award on the 3rd December 2017 at Community Ministries.

Mpho Cynthia Hadebe

Mpho Cynthia Hadebe received the Mae Barrington Compassionate Leadership Award on the 3rd December 2017. Mpho has shown great compassion in serving and leading the young people in our community.


Isaac receiving a scholarship from a donor for his 2nd year course fee

One of our partners donated a scholarship to pay for Isaac's study fees. This has opened many other doors for Isaac and gave him a lot of reasons to work hard and become a success.

Play SA ECD and Child Care workers training

Play SA recently held an ECD and child care workers training at Community Ministries. CDR Equipping organized this training because of the many people in the community that work with children but do not have any qualification. This training included some of the CDR interns which helped them to better serve the children that they serve.

Vulnerable Childrens awareness day
Vulnerable Childrens day
Vulnerable Children training
Autism and vulnerable children awareness
EPWP beneficiaries story presentations by Monash Social development students

Monash South Africa, CDR Equipping, Heartlines and Siyakholwa recently formed a partnership that resulted in great outcomes. Heartlines tells short stories that bring hope and love back to people. The river of life approach is an effective way that helps Heartlines collect these stories. They took this approach to Monash South Africa. Monash then had 12 3rd year Social development students trained in using this approach as a means to collect data and stories of over 30 Extended Public Works program (EPWP) beneficiaries that is run by Siyakholwa Development Foundation. They spent 8 weeks collecting these stories and presented these stories at Monash South Africa in the presence of the EPWP beneficiaries whose stories were being collected. This taught the beneficiaries how to tell their story and helped them realize how much their story can change someone else's life.


Kingdom Valley workshop at Community Ministries

Kingdom Valley - Craig Rowe and Lynda Smith initiated a gathering of like minded Kingdom Ministries in the region. They met to share, encourage and dream together about how they can serve the Lord in our region.

Re-imagine More than a Teacher Appreciative Inquiry Workshop

CDRE hosted and facilitated the Re-imagine More Than a Teacher Appreciative Inquiry workshop.


Australian teaching practicum

CDR hosted and ran the Australian teaching practicum for Monash Australia. The 16 teaching students were in South Africa, Muldersdrift for 3 weeks. In the 3 weeks they visited and taught at 6 schools, Kings School West Rand, Charter College, Trinity, Curro, Matla Combined School and Lesego Primary school. CDR Equipping organized the logistics of this 3 week program and this produced great results.

UJ talk

CDRE hosted and facilitated the Re-imagine More Than a Teacher Appreciative Inquiry workshop.


Craig Rowe talking to toddlers about what their vision is

Craig Rowe has a passion for young people, from toddles to young adults. Here we see him having a talk with toddlers from Community Ministries about what their vision is.

Holiday Club Community Ministries

This year Holiday Club had over 800 children across the region going to the different sites and having fun while learning about Jesus. The sites were ran mostly by CDR and the CDR interns. All the small group leaders and site managers were young people excited about serving the Lord.

Dr Peter Skosana

CDRE supplied Children's Bibles for Gauteng Department of Education Senior Director Dr Peter Skosana to give to some of the children he serves in Randfontein.