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The Second Chance Project is a beacon of light and hope to broken and void filled youth that form part of our society. We deal with route issues and bring change by sharing inspired stories about overcoming against all odds. Our speakers are living testimonies of the power of “A Second Chance”.
Lack of father figures and broken homes are the social norm in this day and age, because of this we have identified core issues that need to be addressed, in order for our youth to overcome things like; racism, rejection, substance abuse, sexual abuse, peer pressure, bullying and a lack of identity.
The Second Chance Project has been incredibly effective in bringing about immediate change to our Primary Schools, High Schools, Universities and even abroad. Each one of our speakers have a unique story to tell that resonates with all.
We are bold and unashamed in our approach to touch on areas that most are scared to verbalize, while also maintaining sensitivity with the ability to discern every group that we are addressing. Each speaker is passionate and sold out to this cause and identifies this initiative as a “calling”.
PROBLEM AREAS TO BE ADDRESSED
Negative Peer Pressure
Lack of Identity
Our speakers and organisations we
have worked with
AND THEIR SHORT STORY
Leon du Preez
Gerhard van wyk
Since I can remember the greatest battle I had to face was knowing who I was. I never had Identity, faced severe rejection and abuse but one encounter with God changed my life forever.
As a young boy, I developed strong rejection and identity issues, largely because I was unwillingly exposed to compromising situations that I should not have experienced. This led to drinking and smoking at the tender age of 13, which further developed into continual suicidal thoughts. I believed that I would never amount to anything in life and felt as though I had no purpose to live. After one encounter with God, I was set free forever, the rejection left, and my identity was restored. Now I know that I have a purpose and that I am made whole by the love of the Father.
Kyla du Toit
Throughout school, I lacked identity, and as a result, I got involved with the wrong friends and found myself making bad choices due to my associations. I encountered the love of God for the first time when I was 18 years old, and because of this encounter I no longer felt rejected, I was accepted, and today I am a fierce woman of God walking in boldness and confidence. I feel that I have been given a divine purpose and mandate to introduce children to the love of the Father through an encounter with Him by sharing my testimony.
Divorce was prevalent in our family and I had a misconstrued idea of what a marriage should be like. This caused me to find it difficult to relate to my heavenly Father. I was also involved in a church that indoctrinated their members to an idealism of perfection and salvation by works. This standard that was enforced upon me, caused me to feel as though I am not good enough and without hope. It wasn’t until I encountered the love of God that I was set free from all condemnation. And today, I know that God loves me, He has my name engraved on the palm of His hand, and nothing can ever separate me from His love.
Ever since I can recall I had no relationship with my father. This caused me to have deeply rooted issues of rejection which I tried to numb by drinking, smoking, and going clubbing. Even though I tried everything to fill this void, I felt completely empty and depressed. It was only once I encountered the fatherly love of God, which gave me hope and identity, that my void was filled.
Organisations we have previously partnered with
SANCA (South African National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency) is a Non-Profit Organization and in existence since 1969. The Centre officially opened as a Rehabilitation Centre on 7 March 1984. Though situated in Polokwane the Organisation delivers services to the whole Limpopo Province. Services are rendered on an Out- Patient basis, to Substance Abusers, their Families and the Community at large. SANCA Limpopo Alcohol and Drug Centre has positioned itself as a leader and specialist in the field of addiction in the Limpopo province.
• Blue Cross Namibia seeks to improve the quality of life of Namibians by reducing the rate of alcohol, drugs and substance abuse.
As second chance, we have reached many regions across South Africa and Namibia. We have seen the effectiveness of our speakers’ testimonies in the lives of the youth, and that the youth could relate to the life stories shared. Through this, they had hope. We saw many lives changed, and even the relationships between the scholar and the teachers improved.
- Walvis Bay