OUR GOAL
ACTIVE IN:

Gauteng: Johannesburg and Pretoria

Western Cape: Cape Town

Eastern Cape: Chintsa

Free State: Bloemfontein 

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© 2016 | The Character Company No.: 125-574 NPO | B-BBEE SED Recognised 

OUR VISION

OUR MISSION

Raising boys to be good men.

OUR VISION

To help raise boys to be good men with strong values, positively impacting families, communities and society, via a long-term MENtorship program.

WHAT WE DO

To achieve our goals, we focus on long-term mentoring and relationship building, instilling 5 specific values - courage, kindness, self-discipline, honesty and respect.

 

We primarily work with young boys between the ages of 5 and 10 as an intake age, but our long-term mentorship approach means that we will continue to be part of their lives throughout their school career and beyond.

  • We have weekly activities for age similar groups of no more than 5 boys at a time.

  • We have weekend activities where all the groups and sometimes families come together.

  • We have various camps throughout the year.

  • We provide a support structure for single mothers.

  • We advocate for the better treatment of women and children.

  • We run long term mentorship program for young boys with absent fathers.

OUR VALUES

Each week we discuss these 5 values with every boy in the program. We talk about them, what they mean and then we look at practical ways to make it part of our lives.

A key part of our mentoring program includes 5 core values which we believe are essential in helping a young boy become a man who's life is guided by the following:

  • Respect - to treat others and their belongings the way you want to be treated.

  • Honesty - to tell the truth even when it hurts.

  • Self Discipline - to do the right thing before someone tells you to.

  • Courage - to face your fears and conquer them.

  • Kindness. - to have a good heart.

We believe that each boy should know the 5 values, understand what they mean, understand how to practically apply them to his life and most importantly know that without Jesus is it impossible to do this. - Jaco van Schalkwyk