Community

College is involved in the wider community through outreach and community service. This begins in the JP phase and continues throughout. College girls are required to serve a certain number of hours during their high school career. Our ethos encourages the girls to understand that service is true discipleship. The Greek word “diakonia” means ministry or service to our neighbours. Service of God through the service of our neighbour is actually the highest calling. In the words of African American activist teacher and theologian, Verna Dozier, “The important question to ask is not ‘What do you believe?’ but ‘What difference does it make that you believe?” We try to link with projects that are local and have a focus on youth.

We also are linked to a number of projects with which our Old Girls are involved. Support for various projects are revisited every year, but the two nursery schools founded by the Old Girls’ Guild in the townships in the 1940s continue to be uplifted and supported by the school community.
The Bible clearly states that working for social justice is our Christian responsibility. The prophet Isaiah (1:16) instructs us: “Cease to do evil, learn to do good; seek justice, rescue the oppressed, defend the orphan, plead for the widow.”