Social Upliftment

In Christ, Caring, Affirming, Supporting, Assisting

The Industry Compliance and Certification Authority of South Africa (PTY) Ltd (ICCASA) is committed to social upliftment and community engagement and we aim to conduct meaningful business practices through supporting initiatives that benefit society and improve the quality of life in the very communities which we live and work in.  ICCASA aims to alleviate the impact of poverty and unemployment in our communities through donations and partnerships with national and local charity organizations which includes financial assistance and support for feeding schemes, orphanages and education.

 

The James 1:27 Trust care team is partnering with the community of Zama Zama and enabling the community to build an environment that is suitable to the healthy and holistic development of each of their children.  Zama Zama is a community of 196 families, mostly refugees, living in an informal settlement on the outskirts of Daspoort just west of Pretoria. In Zama Zama there are currently more than sixty young children who have no access to any form of early childhood development.

 

Through the help of its community development partners such as ICCASA, the Trust has helped to set up a crèche and a recreational outside play space for these children. The ongoing social developments at the crèche have fostered significant changes in Zama Zama. The Trust sees Zama Zama as an important pilot site to demonstrate its care model, social market and care platform as all the indicators of child and orphan vulnerability within informal settlements are present.  ICCASA’s support has covered the salary of the Trust’s care coordinator, who, together with the rest of the James 1:27 Trust team, forms an important part of supporting the physical, cognitive, emotional, social, and spiritual health and development of the children and families in the Trust’s care sample.

 

The care coordinator’s work with the children is invaluable because of the value of each family member and the rigorous demands of on-going care, support and guidance for the children under the Trust’s care. ICCASA’s investment has helped our care coordinator Victoria, to continue her important work with the families. Additionally, ICCASA contributed towards one of our family members’ dream of studying community-based interventions at UNISA as a way of giving back to her own community. We are very thankful for ICCASA’s commitment and contributions to community development and improving the quality of people’s lives within communities and society. Their support affirms the importance of investing in our children and enables us to continue doing so.

 

Grace Outreach Ministry Africa (GOMA) is a non-profit organisation (074-548-NPO) dedicated to doing Kingdom work.  This includes church planting, meeting the spiritual and physical needs of the widows, orphans and the poor, locally and in Africa, men’s restoration and empowerment ministry.  ICCASA has supported GOMA ministries by supporting to the upliftment of women in our communities through donating to the Women’s Camp ministries of GOMA.  Focused on the role of the Godly woman, teaching sessions include “Born Crucified”, “Exchange at the Cross” and “The Cross in My Life”.  GOMA Ministries is grateful to ICCASA for their support.

 

Gospel for Asia (GFA) is about changing communities—both for this life and for eternity.  We are committed as a family of believers to see communities across Asia discover the same joy, hope and lasting peace we’ve found in Christ. We rejoice to see the mighty works of God as communities are transformed when they experience the love of Christ.  We join our hearts to be the hands and feet of Jesus, for such a time as this. Together, by His Spirit, we can minister to this generation.  GFA supports national missionaries all over Asia .

 

Sisters in Christ has a vision to feed the hungry, clothe the poor, take care of the widows and orphans and above all, to preach the Gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Sisters in Christ is motivated by the biblical scripture of James 4:17 “therefore to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin”.  The Industry Compliance and Certification Authority of South Africa (PTY) Ltd (ICCASA) has partnered with Sisters in Christ Ministries and supports its work in alleviating poverty in our communities.

 

 

“Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ says the LORD of hosts.” —Zechariah 4:6