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Let's Hear it for the Girls!

It all started with a passion to reach girls in the communities where CAST works.  Londeka Choba joined the CAST team at the beginning of this year as a Poverty Relief Intern, with a deep desire to reach girls in the community. 285 more words


After McClure - ‘upgrading’ the public debate on welfare

The McClure Review provides us with the opportunity to ‘upgrade’ the welfare policy debate and start to genuinely frame welfare as social investment. Prof. Paul Smyth explores that there needs to be a real understanding of what welfare as investment actually means, with the right social policy nous and frameworks to ensure it is not another punitive measure to individualise social policy problems. 978 more words

Welfare Reform

Week 5 - Cycling (Bike Month)

February is ‘Bike Month’ so I decided to pick cycling as the first post of this month. I grew up in Cologne, Germany where cycling is a common and safe mode of transport. 356 more words

Christmas Burgers & Snowflakes

A few weeks ago, George Mwaura, CAST’s Sports & Youth Development Manager, matched one of his boys in KwaDabeka with a mentor. When they met for the first time at McDonalds, the mentor asked the boy what he would like for breakfast. 231 more words


Social Inclusion Week: promising steps to ending youth homelessness

In this post to mark Social Inclusion Week (Nov 22-30), Chris Stone writes that new integrated approaches to the complex issue of youth homelessness is offering hope for young people and communities. 843 more words

Community Sector

Loveboxes in Lamont

Last Saturday a life group from Westville Baptist Church organised the Lovebox Celebration in Lamontville.  The same group that organised the Winter Warmth Drive for 40 Days of Community, this life group was amped to serve again in Lamontville. 123 more words


Doing Development Differently: Report back from two mind-blowing days at Harvard

Duncan Green, strategic adviser for Oxfam GB and author of ‘From Poverty to Power’ offers some tips, observations and concerns about ‘Doing Development Differently’ that are likely to strike a chord for readers in the social and health sectors too. 957 more words

Community Sector