Purple Centre

About the purple centre: 

The purple centre is located in an area where there are huge problems with alcohol and drug abuse and gambling. It also has a high percentage of one-parent families.

The centre offers informal schooling and after school tuition, to give the children a better chance of staying in education and passing their exams.

Womens groups offer education in health and hygiene, literacy, numeracy and leadership skills.  It also creates a trusted community of women who can learn money management, learn to save money and improve their family income by learning new skills that will allow them to start a small business.   Sewing training, allows women to learn to make clothing.  Many women progress to opening a small business after this training.

Programmes:

Creative education – for those not yet, or for whatever reason not attending school, children are taught how to think creatively, receive skills in decision making and learn basic education.
After School Tuition – after school tuition helps children with their homework to stop them falling behind in their school education.
Feeding Programme – the feeding programme gives nutritious food to children and a meal for the adults when they come together as a large group.
Safe Playground – a safe playground allows children to play together without fear of being trafficked or injured.
Women’s Groups -women’s groups empower local women to improve their own lives and the lives of their community.  With a safe place to learn about hygiene, receive anti-violence training, learn how to start a small business, start savings and loans programmes to improve the family income and future prospects and to have a voice in their community.
Sewing Programme – the sewing programme teaches women how to make clothing. During the course they also enrol and complete a discipleship course.  Once their training has finished, they are free to join the women’s groups and many go on to start their own small home-based business.
Small Group – This is a place where community is built. People get to discuss deep issues, eat together and support one another.
Sunday Meeting – All people are welcome to come to the Sunday meetings, to meet, eat and learn together.
Computer Training – computer training for young adults gives a competitive edge to their skill set when applying for jobs when they leave school.