Who are we?

The migrant support unit of the Outreach Foundation aims to assist those seeking a better life through their difficult journey of settling into South Africa, as well as providing support on past troubles they may have encountered in their homelands. We hope to combat xenophobia and unfairness and provide counselling to those affected.

Migrants often face a difficult time in their homelands forcing them no other option but to leave and seek refuge in South Africa. At the Outreach Foundation, we believe in providing care and counselling to those in need and offering them a safe haven in which to express themselves.

Xenophobia is traumatic and is an experience which no one should have to undertake. We hope to prevent xenophobia and all other forms of abuse that destroy the moral fibre of society.

Counsellor’s code of conduct 

Our counsellors work to a code of conduct, a practical tool and internal compass that guides all our volunteers, part-time and full-time employees. It is underpinned by an emphasis on our commitment to maintaining a high standard in our ethical and professional approach as counsellors; a high priority on confidentiality, protection of human rights; and offering a professional service to the community.

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Our Goals

We strive to:

Provide a safe healing environment

Combat xenophobia

Our Team:

Kefiloe Pitso

-Assessment Officer

Sizwe Bottoman

-Assistant Counsellor

Johan Robyn

-Programme Manager

Tim Stoklossa

-Volunteer

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Welcome to our new volunteers

The Outreach Foundation is happy to welcome our new volunteers Ben Storjohann and Tim Stoklossa to our team. Ben will be joining our computer team and Tim will be joining our counselling team. We are excited to see what we will achieve together and cannot wait to see the impact we have on our community.

Ben Storjohann
Tim Stoklossa

A message from Tim

My name is Tim Stoklossa and I am from Hannover, Germany. I graduated
High School in June and in August I came to South Africa to work at the
Outreach Foundation and to discover the country and the culture.
In Germany I sang in a choir and played guitar. Also I worked in a youth
group in my church.
In my few days here I got to know a lot of people. They all
were very obliging and were glad to meet me. I am very happy to be here
and I hope to gather many new experiences here.

A message from Ben

My name is Ben Storjohann and I am from Frankfurt, Germany. I just graduated High School and I am now taking a gap year. I’m really grateful to be able to work at the Lutheran Outreach Foundation. The amount of courses and opportunities to grow, that are offered here at the Foundation truly amaze me. I’m loving the country, the culture and the people so far and can’t wait to get to know the area and my colleagues even further. Thank you for being so welcoming and I hope we can create some awesome memories in the next year together.

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New Pretoria Offices

We are excited to announce the opening of our new Migrant Support offices in Pretoria.

For more information visit our Facebook page here.

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