HOPE Outreach

HOPE (Helping Other People Everywhere) is the outreach programme at Waterfall College. Although small, every project embarked on, makes an impact. HOPE also nurtures, amongst our students, an awareness of those in need, as well as heart for giving and serving. These are values which are important to Waterfall College.

Support of the Elderly

On Spring Day, Waterfall College students traditionally bring potted plants and bunches of colourful spring flowers from home. The HOPE committee then visit the Waterfall Retirement Village to present these to the elderly residents in the Personal care Unit during their tea time.

Support of Vulnerable Women and Children

Activities in this area include the collection of clothes for homeless families in our community and  ‘carebags’ for the Jes Foord Foundation. These are handbags filled with specific items that had been personally purchased by parent and student donors for the foundation to pass on to rape victims.

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The HOPE Committee with the collection of carebags for the Jes Foord Foundation.

Waterfall College also support ‘The Baby House’ with collections for babies and toddlers as well as Hope’s Closet with second hand clothing.

Waterfall College students have spent Friday afternoons at a crèche in Shongweni playing games with the children. The iThemba Academy children have enjoyed an Easter egg hunt with our HOPE Committee.

Support of Animals in Need

Waterfall College students have helped to care for animals at Mazarat Kennels in Waterfall on Friday afternoons. Just walking and petting the animals, many of whom have are rescued or abandoned, provides welcome love and support. A number of students also help at various branches of the SPCA.

Support of The Environment

Waterfall College students have participated in beach clean-ups after school to help in the protection of our environment as well as the ‘Keep Hillcrest Beautiful’ initiative through picking up litter in our community. This area counts towards the Environment Portfolio of the school as well.