As a church family, Christ Church Jebel Ali supported four charities, nominated by church members, during 2010.

The Kwasa Centre in Gauteng, South Africa

The Kwasa Centre provides 126 children aged 2 – 6 years from the Vukuzenzele informal settlement 2 kilometres away with pre-school education. All the children live in shacks, where there is no electricity, and no water borne toilets. The 20,000 people who live in Vukuzenzele share just five water taps. Local primary and high schools are 12 – 15 kilometres away. The nearest clinic is 15 kilometres away. Unemployment is very high in the settlement, and parents are very poor.  Click here to visit their website.

Woodside Special Care Centre in South Africa

Woodside Special Care Centre, established in 1976, is a private residential facility that renders a service to 90 severe to profoundly intellectually and physically disabled children and young adults. The three key services they provide are 24 hour professional Nursing Care, rehabilitation in the form of Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy intervention and respite care. Their main objective is to enhance the lives of the children by providing a safe, loving, caring environment through the services of committed staff who develop the children’s capacity as individuals and who empower their respective families and the greater community. You can read more here.

The Juliet Johnston School in Tafo, Ghana (Help Tafo Trust)

Help Tafo Trust is a Scottish charity,  set up to build and run a school in rural Ghana. The trust was started in 2002 by (Mrs) Basil Johnston who bought sufficient land to build a nursery and primary school, with enough farm land to grow crops in order to feed the children.  Juliet Johnston school is in Tafo, in the Eastern Region of Ghana, about 2 hours inland from Ghana’s coastal capital Accra. The school opened in September 2003 with 49 children and is now in its 7th year with over 300 children ranging in age from 3 to 18 years. Visit their website to find out more.

The Master Charities, India

This wing of the Master Ministries organisation aims at the community through Educational, Health, Rehabilitation and Employment Programmes mainly focused on the downtrodden. The first phase of our children’s home project: ‘The Master Children’s Village’ has successfully been completed, providing shelter to more than 75 destitute children. They have an extensive website with a lot of information.