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 South Bank is partnered with Oasis South Africa and Oasis Belgium.
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.
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.
Oasis Belgium has been active in fighting human trafficking and poverty in the country for many years.
Oasis has been working in Belgium since 2007. Inspired by the life and teachings of Christ, we run projects supporting the children of people without papers, helping them to stay in school, eat well, receive support through our new trauma-sensitive yoga program and have stable accommodation whilst helping their parents to regularise their papers and find work. We run projects that help women who have been trafficked to come out of exploitation, find community and employment. Oasis Belgium has a project which helps to connect isolated elderly people to community and also a project which uses running to raise awareness about human trafficking, as well as giving young people access to sport.
With an active role in STOP THE TRAFFIK, Oasis Belgium is committed to educating young people through a schools programme and to change policy at government level through proactive lobbying.