An NPO which aims to empower the youth and unemployed is relaunching next month after a three-year break.
Embrace Life was officially started in 2016 in Lavender Hill, Cafda, Seawinds and the surrounding areas and was run from New World Foundation for about four months. Due to space constraints, however, founder Mark Blake had to go back to the drawing board.
Mr Blake said his vision to start Embrace Life came when he was at a low point in his life after a failed business venture.
“I looked within myself and asked how I can make a change in the lives of those who need it the most and to help others. I wanted to teach people skills and empower my community as well as other communities to make a better tomorrow.
Mr Blake and some supporters are now ready to relaunch the NPO.
“Our aim is to build strong relationships by teaching people skills and knowledge to use within their surrounding areas or simply to make a difference in someone else’s life,” he said.
They also want to establish a safe house for abused women and children and collaborate with other organisations to create better opportunities for those most in need.
Lorraine Moko, one of Embrace Life’s ambassadors, got on board because she understands the need in the community.
“This is a way to ensure that young people have a plan and purpose and we will be able to give them that through Embrace Life. I was invited to share in the idea of Embrace Life and to help as part of a task team to create an extended vision for the NPO. I encourage people to come to the launch and experience a change in their lives through Embrace Life,” said Ms Moko.
The relaunch will take place on Sunday December 1 at the Every Nation Church on the corner of Prince George Drive and Retreat Road, from 4pm to 9pm. For more information about the event or the NPO, contact Mr Blake on 083 863 1598 021 701 5576 or Reggie B on 073 455 4614.