With a deep belief in the transforming power of God, Beth Uriel, “House of Light”, aims to provide young men from impoverished communities the chance to pursue meaningful, independent lives through a supportive living environment, connections to educational opportunities, positive social alternatives and training in life skills.
Statistics show that youth (age 18 to 35) make up over half of the population in the Western Cape. Faced with enormous challenges around unemployment (well over 33%), low matric pass rates (only 1 in 2 learners make it to grade 12) and family dysfunction (fatherless or child headed homes), young men throughout the Cape are provided with very few opportunities that cultivate hope or any real sense of purpose.
Our 24 bed independent living facility in Salt River aims to address the above issues by “raising young men to look up to”– making its resources available to previously disadvantaged young men between the ages of 18 and 24.
Beth Uriel is now a recycling drop off center! Click here for more info…