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Volunteer Work at Tumelong

Clare with George MahlaelaClare with George Mahlaela

Tumelong offers volunteers an opportunity to experience a variety of work on different projects run by the Mission.
Clare Wood from London is spending the month of November doing voluntary work with the team based in the office in Pretoria and out in the field in Pankop, Rustenberg, Garankuwa and Hammanskraal.
The work will include helping with admin in the head office in Pretoria West, going out into rural areas delivering food parcels, visiting schools and ECD (Early Childhood Development) Centres, taking part in the HCT (HIV/Aids, Counselling and Testing) programme, as well as a variety of other different tasks and activities.
Due to the strong sporting background Clare comes with to Tumelong we are holding two special tennis camps in Hammanskraal over two Saturdays 17 & 24 November, which will give local youngsters between the ages of 10 – 25 the opportunity to have a go at something new and different and discover the benefits of what being involved in sport can bring.
Clare will be updating her own page on the website with photos and some short written pieces on her experiences while working with the Tumelong Team.
Tumelong welcomes Clare who has recently had a very busy summer working for London 2012 on the Olympic tennis and Parlaympic wheelchair tennis events. She is also an assistant referee at the annual tennis Championships, Wimbledon. Clare also competed in 3 Olympic Games and was the number 1 ranked tennis player in Great Britain for many years before retiring from professional tennis in 1997.

Tumelong Staff Profiles (Nov 2012) continued

Lesego MedupeTshegofatso Medupe (Coordinator Ga-Rankuwa)
My name is Tshegofatso Lesenyeng Medupe and I live in Ga-Rankuwa. In March 2010 I had a meeting with children in Zone 1, Ga-Rankuwa, asking them what would they like to do if I opened this centre for them. Ideas came flowing and we didn’t waste any time,on the 25 March 2010 we opened for children to start coming in everyday after school.

I like what I do with children because I love children and I also want to see children safe. I like children who makes positive & right choices in their lives,I also like to guide them to be able to focus on education and future. My main goal for starting this project: was to take children out of the streets and provide them with a safe and open environment to learn and play. My fear: was the way children are so exposed to drugs, technology that shows negative influences and loss of interest in Education.

I have always believed that God created each one of us for a purpose and I am glad that today I am serving my purpose in life. We are brought into this world to be stewards of God’s creation and our project is doing exactly that.

We have children who comes in everyday after school;to be assisted with homework and projects from school. We give them meals,they play games,they do Bible study,health education, dance,drama,art,computer and peer education.

I am blessed to have volunteers at Tumelong ECD Centre who works tirelessly and with passion to make sure this project is a success. Emily Everson (joined in February 2011)she teaches Bible Study & Health Education,Orateng Moche (joined in October 2011)teaches Art & Computer. And both of them also helps with homeworks,projects,preparing meals, compiling reports, do admin work and filling attendance register.

We also have 2 part time volunteers who are also passionate about keeping young children away from streets. And with their specialities they are also helping in building and shaping the future of these young ones. Tebogo Mogapi teaches Drama,she joined us in June 2010 while Mosa Mahlangu teaches Dance & Music and he joined us in August 2012.

Lorraine Maseko
Hi! I am Lorrain Maseko, I started working with Tumelong Mission and Development in September 2008.
I am working in the Rustenburg Archdeaconry covering from the Rustenburg CBD into the far west of Rustenburg, Dwarsberg- Letlhakeng area as a field worker. I really enjoy what I am doing, “working with the needy”. It’s a dream come true because it has been my passion to be a social worker and this is something related to it. “Advocacy for the needy.”

Tumelong Staff Profiles (Nov 2012) continued

ModikgangModikgang Rakgoasi
Hi! I am Modikgang Rakgoasi, and I live in Atteridgeville. I started working in Tumelong Mission on 1 March 2010 as a counsellor / tester. My passion is working with people. I like helping people who are in need. I get satisfied if I help teach people who are HIV positive about positive living.
I enjoy working at Tumelong it gives me a chance to change lives of people who need help.

Maria ManthatiManthati Mfeka
Heita! I am Maria Manthati Mfeka aka “Ria Mfeka”
I reside in Mabopane. I am jolly, merry and a hard working person. My duties here at Tumelong are being a counsellor / tester in an HIV / Aids programme. I sometimes volunteer myself in the care and relief programme where we provide food parcels and clothes to needy and vulnerable kids since 2009.
Working at Tumelong is challenging but fulfilling, as we can make a difference in people’s lives.

Lesego Matseke
Hi there! My name is Lesego Matseke well known as C. I have been working for 3 years as a counsellor / tester for HIV / Aids, as a Tumelong Mission employee. I enjoy what I do which is serving the community and making a difference in someone else’s life.
Hey, not forgetting my vibrantness and ambitious personality I present.

Tumelong Staff Profiles (Nov 2012)

Lucas Mthembu
I have been working at Tumelong now for 4 years, I am from Temba where I live with my wife and young son. I am the Siyafundisa (Peer Education Programme) coordinator, this involves working with issues related to sexuality, risky behaviours, gender, the advantage of abstinence, consequences of sexual activity, HIV and Aids, substance abuse and basic decision making. I also run the Care and Relief programme, assisting the poor and deprived with food, clothes, blankets, school uniforms and other basic needs, with an aim to ensure these people become self sufficient in the future.
I really enjoy working with young people, it is my passion to make a diffenrence to their lives. Working for Tumelong Mission gives me the opportunity to impact the future of our young people in the community and I find the work at times frustrating but always in the end rewarding.

Matshediso Mtshweni
I have been with Tumelong since 2007, as an HIV/Aids programme officer. In 2009 we entered into a partnership with the Society for Family Health and I became the team leader for the New Start programme dealing with HIV counselling and testing. Recently now in 2012 I was asked to do fund raising and coordinate Friends of Tumelong which is a group of Parish representatives looking at the best interests of Tumelong – you too can be a friend!
If you need help dealing with gender challenges, I am here!

Tumelong “Place of Faith”

Modise Maseko
Hi! I am Modise Maseko and I live in Mabopane. I started work in Tumelong in 2009 as a receptionist / driver, then was promoted to outreach coordinator, then in 2012 as HCT coordinator, that deals with HIV counselling and testing. I am self driven and a team player. Under HCT I have 3 staff that report to me.
Ayoba Tumelong Mission Ayoba

George Mahlaela

George Mahlaela – Acting Director of Tumelong Mission

George has been the acting Director of the Tumelong Mission since June 2012. He is also a member of the Tumelong Governing Body, as well as a member of the Pretoria Diocesan Standing Committee and a Lay Minister at St Paul’s Parish in Saulsville.
“I am passionate about working at Tumelong Mission and being involved in the Governing Body. For me development work and ministry in the poor communities of the Diocese of Pretoria is enriching and fulfilling.”


Tumelong Staff Photo (Nov 2012)

Photo taken today (7 November 2012) of the Tumelong staff based at the head office in Pretoria West.
From left to right – Maria, Matshediso, Lucas, Modise, Lesego and Modikgang.

Tumelong Gala Dinner

Tumelong will like to express our appreciation to all who supported the GALA Dinner. It really was an occassion to remember, with a bit of technical glitches in the beginning, it went well.

We will continue to remain relentless in our efforts to reach the lonely, marginalised,unemployed, needy, infected and affected. We urge you to journey with us on our ” Quest for Divinity- Social Action”

Please “like” Tumelong on Facebook to see some of the GALA Dinner Pictures

Thank You

Christian Leadership and Management Presentation for Siyafundisa Supervisors

Presentation for supervisorsChr leadership presentation

Tumelong Deals with Environmental Issues

Goals for this year include:

  1.  Every Parish to become an Eco-Congregation. To date there are      TWO definite eco congregations with a third (St Lawrence, Soshanguve) is      making enquiries
  2. Every parish to plant at least one tree during Arbor Week      (1-7 September)
  3. Every Archdeaconry to       have a clean-up day , suggested date of 15 September which is the      culmination of National Clean up week.

For More info: Contact Salome at or Rev. Jessica at

Siyafundisa Gathering on 31 March 2012

Dear All

There will be a Siyafundisa gathering on Saturday 31 March 2012, 9am to 3pm at St Albans Cathedral. This meeting will review the work that has been done by Siyafundisa over the past year and to see how we can draw more young people to be peer educators. We will also be discussing challenges experienced and how to rectify them, including other challenges that are experienced by the young people.

We hope to see all young people who have been exposed to Siyafundisa There.

Lunch Will be served.