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Mosima during classMosima Molokomme is a 37-year-old mother of 2 children and whose interest and passion lies in cooking and baking.
She was never afforded the opportunity to go study further and through a friend of hers, she heard about Kolping.
Mosima design 4She personally learnt a lot, especially communication and conflict handling and most importantly she found herself going through the 12 days spent learning at Kolping, and more so, she found where her passion lies.
Her dream one day is to own her own bakery. Until such time and through her current training at Sugar Creations, she will have the opportunity now already to start her own small business.
“Through her talents and abilities," says quo Gill, her trainer , “she has the ability to make birthday cakes, wedding cakes and eventually Christmas cakes, later in the year too”.
Her opportunities seem endless with such a natural Gift from God!


Mfundo dustpan 1Mfundo was a student on the Work Opportunity programme in August 2020.
Despite Covid, he still pursued his dream of becoming a boilermaker one day. Through Kolping, he was able to start on this journey ahead.
He was afforded the opportunity to study a skills programme in Boilermaking.
As a "thank you" to Kolping, he made a cast iron dustpan out of scrap metal. Perfectly welded, he came to hand over the token of appreciation to Beatrix van Rooyen.
All too often we underestimate the power of a "Thank you"! it was truly appreciated, it really shows his character! .
We wish him all the best in his chosen career.

mathsclassKolping Johannesburg is looking for sponsors to assist with the funding of its foundational level mathematics programme, Maths Genius, in Meadowlands, Soweto for the year 2020

This mathematics coaching programme for early school-goers (foundational phases – grades 4 and 5) is a collaboration between Kolping Society, Johannesburg and Ashton Kotts Maths Genius.

Kolping Society is an international not-for-profit organization with more than 400,000 members across more than 60 countries. We help people to help themselves.

Maths Genius is the brainchild of Ashton Kotts, an experienced mathematics teacher and coach with a passion to help South African youth to get to love maths.

Our very first programme (2019, Meadowlands, Soweto) positively impacted all our learners, and 89% experienced a significant increase in their mathematics performance based on mid-year and end-year school examinations.We would like to continue doing this, and as a result, are seeking the assistance of sponsors to keep the programme going.

Please download the Proposal Brochure HERE for full details of the programme and of how you could become involved in this worthwhile project.

To honour our ex-President Nelson Mandela, some members of Kolping Family JHB had the pleasure of joining one of our ex WOP students from 2010,Tebogo Moshori’s, who organised a Lukoshori sponsored soup drive. Despite the cold weather, six huge post of delicious soup, countless loaves of bread,2mins noodles, sanitary pads and clothes were distributed to over 450 Sowetans. A big thank you to all who donated either their time or money toward this great initiative.

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Practical Skills from an Inspirational Volunteer

Alma Pretorius, an inspirational, creative volunteer, took time out to teach the Kolping members from St Joseph's Parish, Meadowlands, how to make their own jewellery, grape and pineapple jam, pickled veggies and peanut butter. This will enable them to take advantage of the opportunity and start their own little businesses.

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WOP Success Stories

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Gardening Appeal

We are looking for donations of seeds, garden implements or anything that will help with our enthusiastic gardeners in the various Kolping communities.


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