A little bit about us…
Here are some informations about us, for those who do not know us yet. Who we are, what we look like, what we do and many, many more…
Elvira Greeff-Preckl Dob: 9 August 1982 After school I studied four years to become a kindergardenteacher. Currently I am working as a pre-schoolteacher at Wise Owl Pre-Primary. Hope-4-Kids has been my passion for many years. The smiles of the children and the joy one can see in their eyes, is priceless, that’s what keeps me motivated. The way Hope-4-Kids operates, without big offices and things, is proof that it doesn’t take a lot to make a difference. In my sparetime I like: cycling, reading, listening to music and spending time with friends and family.
Johan Greeff DOB: 27 – 04 – 1979, Kimberley
I have lived in Cape Town since 1983, and met my wife Elvira in June, 2000. I’ve moved to Switzerland at the end of 2009. Through her, I became involved in Hope-4-Kids, and have never regretted it! Being able to help people in need is a basic human characteristic, and making a visible difference is one of the most satisfying things one can do.
In my spare time, I am an avid mountain biker, enjoying being close to nature.
Rachel Etaka D.O.B. 30.08.1972
I grew up and did all my studies in the Congo (DRC). I became a Sunday-school teacher at the age of 20 after I became a born again Christian. I met the father of my children and became a mother of 4. I left my country in 1999 and lived in Zambia, Namibia, Botswana and then South Africa since 2002 and I did day-care and educare courses. I worked as a nanny for eight years and am now in a bible school to gain more knowledge. In my spare time I enjoy reading the word of God and listen to preaching. I share the word of God with my children and love to spend time in the presence of God. I love children and spending time with them. I’m very happy to be involved with Hope-4-Kids. I strive to be a servant and a blessing for the glory of God.
Our main objective is to equip those concerned to help themselves. Our role will be that of leadership and assistance, through advice and financial aid.
We aim to support schools in such a way as to contribute to surroundings condusive to learning for children.We will not discriminate against any religions or cultural beliefs of those we assist.
We will not place ourselves above those we assist. Decisions are to be made mutually to ensure all parties are accepting of such a decision.
Only once we have determined the primary needs in the schools we will make any purchasing decisions. At the same time, we will ensure that each cent is channelled towards assisting the school.
Correspondence will occur regularly to ensure all parties involved are informed about the latest happenings. It will be done through letters, photo’s and drawings from the children.