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Prochorus Community Development NPC

Established in 1996, Prochorus Community Development is committed to the development of all communities with respect to their diverse specific needs. It aims to take care of the poor by offering sustainable programs to ensure that every person has the opportunity to reach their full potential socially, spiritually, intellectually, physically and emotionally. The organization focuses its efforts on the communities of Kayamandi, Cloetesville, Jonkershoek, and Somerset West, near Cape Town in the Western Cape. More recently, it has increased its reach to communities in Delft and Riebeek Kasteel. Its interventions include an education program that encompasses early childhood development and after-school projects; disability; youth development; and community well-being– which offers a support-a-school-child project and emergency relief. Prochorus aims to make a lasting difference in the lives of the people of the communities that it serves. It does this by contributing towards the education of children and adults, assisting them in acquiring skills that will allow them to become financially independent and teaching them how to protect themselves against addiction, physical abuse and other criminal offenses. Advantaged communities are targeted for the purpose of mobilizing and advancing their philanthropic capacity. Ongoing awareness is established to bring an understanding of their interdependence relative to disadvantaged to communities. Prochorus projects are partnered with local churches to ensure volunteer involvement, access to resources and integrity of the management of projects. Vision: Prochorus Community Development exists to collaboratively achieve social justice and empowerment of individuals and communities. Mission: We serve disadvantaged communities according to the guidelines of need-assessment studies, and the accessibility of resources. Our focus is directed towards Early Childhood Development, Youth Development, Skills Development and Community Welfare.