Working together to make a difference… one child at a time

what You can do

give the young, vulnerable children of South Africa’s disadvantaged communities a chance to transform their lives through education, healthcare and hope.  Read more…

how You can do it

become partners with like-minded people who want to make a difference. Side by Side forms partnerships between compassionate people like you, and dynamic, effective community leaders in South Africa. If you choose to contribute to our efforts, we keep you informed of needs in South Africa, and offer you an opportunity to give a child a chance at life. Read more..

what Side by Side does

we identify a South African Champion: a leader with a commitment to transforming their impoverished community through early child education and community services, a passion to make it happen, and demonstrated management skills to maintain the effort. Read more…

what You help Champions do

  • open Community Centers
  • establish Early Childhood Educational facilities
  • operate DayCare centers
  • run Adult educational and outreach programs
  • provide Supplemental nutritional supplies for malnourished children
  • build Community water projects
  • grow Community vegetable gardens
  • partner with South African and American churches.

Take a look…

Side by Side Blog

Winter in South Africa

Hemispherically and meteorologically speaking, if such a thing is even possible, North America is behind the times. We are just now gearing up for Jack Frost’s blast, but South Africa’s winter has already come and gone. For us, the coming chill will be warded off with...

New Name, New Website!

We wanted you to be among the first to know. We’ve redesigned Second Table Ministries’ website, and integrated it with our FaceBook page and Newsletter. As part of our new approach, we’ve also renamed our web site SideBySide to make it easier for new visitors to...

Meet the Champion of Aliwal North

We have some great news about your partnership with Second Table Ministries and Emmanuel Early Childhood Development Center in Aliwal North, whose Champion is Pastor Bradley Stoffels. Bradley's new  Early Child Development Home-based pilot project has begun to...

Breaking News from South Africa

I have some very encouraging news about Second Table Ministries' project in Aliwal North, South Africa. Our partner and Champion, Pastor Bradley, has made real progress in getting his community involved in Emmanuel Educare. An important component of Bradley's success...

A few thoughts on charity

Hello fellow STM'rs, Here's a few mental crumbs for you to nibble on as you work your way through the day. You've heard the saying, charity starts at home, right? Well, if we view the world as God does, then "home" is as much South Africa as it is the street where you...


Just a quick note ... We left Gomo Gomo yesterday morning - had good animal sightings - even saw Cheetah, which we haven't seen since 1998. The area where Gomo Gomo is located is very dry...although the dam in front is all dried up. Very hard to see that, although...

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