Oasis responds to the local needs of 51 communities across the globe, which requires an enormous amount of support and resource.
Global partnering is one of the ways our academies can support the varying needs of country specific programmes. From providing funds and gifts in kind, to arranging visits during the holidays to offer more hands-on help.
Oasis Academy Johanna is partnered with Oasis South Africa.
Oasis South Africa was officially launched in 2006. Now our team here is developing hubs in poor communities in Johannesburg, Grahamstown and Hartswater. These hubs seek to improve education outcomes for children, youth employability, and the health of people in these communities. Work is also done to facilitate community forums and train leaders to create partnerships that will create long-term, sustainable solutions to the problems of poverty. Commercial sex workers (many from Zimbabwe) are supported through the Greenlight project.
Cosmo City, built as a new and diverse community on the outskirts of Johannesburg, was a natural first home for Oasis, as work began addressing the challenges the community faced: setting up youth development and home based care projects. Over the years, more projects started and like everything worth working for roadblocks got in our way. However with a continuous process of doing, reflecting, learning and adapting, Oasis South Africa is still going and transforming lives every day.