“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is - his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:2

The Roodewal ghetto is to the north of Cape Town, South Africa.  It has a population of over 10,000, who have experienced over 30 years of gang terror leaving communities in poverty and deprived of hope.

The drug culture remains endemic and has led to an erosion of morals and values.  Families live in fear, dysfunction and entrenched in poverty.  Many deep rooted social problems have resulted: over-crowded streets and flats, limited school and recreational facilities, deplorable housing, unemployment,  crime and juvenile delinquency.

Our work

Rope’s partners, Kibbutz El-Shammah aim to transform the community bringing Christ’s love and hope through a number of projects including the Change Maker programme. This 3 month detox and rehab programme works with men, who have been lost to the drug and gang culture so prevalent in this area, helping them turn their lives around and be the fathers and husbands God intends them to be.

Over 30 men have been through this programme and over half have come to faith, are reconciled with their families and are active members of their communities.

It costs £130 to support a person at the residential centre while on the 7 day detox programme.