Africa Cares Affirming Life
Since 2000 Africa Cares has been affirming life through developing and equipping an effective network of 70 pregnancy help centres in South Africa to reach women and families facing an unexpected or crisis pregnancy.
We provide assessments and guidance to emerging pregnancy help NPO’s and mentor existing organisations through networking and workshops that teach train and develop South Africans to be a nation that affirms and values life.
We source, develop, and provide a wide range of training material, brochures, booklets, books and equipment to enhance our service delivery.
An annual conference introduces pregnancy centres to the latest trends and developments in the field of women, children and family care.
Our range of training includes personal and leadership development and various counselling skills to equip and empower pregnancy care centres to assist families affected by a crisis pregnancy.
I had three clients who changed their minds about abortion after counselling. Once was a student who was convinced that she cannot keep her baby and that her parents would not accept her pregnancy. After our counselling she talked with her mother and both parents responded differently than she had expected. (Counsellor from Options Care Centre...George...South Africa)
Africa Cares convenes an annual conference which facilitates networking opportunities with centres in SA which helps each centre to learn what has been tried and is working and where we can make improvements in our own centres. Through Africa Cares we also have access to resources and training from other organisations and countries that they partner with. These ‘’tools of our trade’’ are a huge benefit for our centres in terms of helping a client to consider a life affirming solution to her crisis pregnancy. (Pregnancy Resource Centre...Amanzimtoti...South Africa)
All financial gifts received designated for our approved “alliance” affiliates will be forwarded to them in a reasonable timeframe (usually upon exceeding $250US). Heartbeat International deducts $30 plus 3% from the transfer, to help defray internal cost for money transfers, currency conversion, clerical costs, bank fees and any processing fees that might be charged. Should any funds be unable to be forwarded – primarily related to the recipient - they may be re-allocated for similar international work.