Oliver’s House is a non profit organisation operating from Benoni on the East Rand. Oliver’s House was founded in April 2001. We started out running a soup kitchen in the Benoni CBD. In August of the same year, we formed a “partnership” with Nomthandazo Children’s Care Centre who were based in the Zenzele informal settlement in Daveyton. In 2004 we purchased the old Benoni Home Affairs building at 73 Woburn Avenue and re-located to these premises. That same year we opened our education and computer training centre at our offices in Woburn Avenue. In 2006 we took the first step towards creating a socially self-sustaining project (Oliver’s Village) when we purchased 11 acres of property in Putfontein, next to the Zenzele informal settlement. Since then we have moved all our operations to the village. Today we manage four social projects:
- Oliver’s Village Early Childhood Development Centre – situated at Oliver’s Village;
- Educational Learning Centre – situated at Oliver’s Village;
- Computer Training Centre – situated at Oliver’s Village;
- Oliver’s Village – in Malherbe Street, Putfontein.
- To be a vibrant energetic non profit organisation contributing to the advancement of the disadvantaged people of our community.
- To inspire the disadvantaged by providing and creating a caring and stimulating environment;
- To empower the youth in establishing and following through on commitments;
- To expand the perspective of young people to make them aware of life’s possibilities;
- To surround young people in a caring inclusive learning environment;
- To add value to our community by being an effective and efficient non profit organisation.
- We are committed to providing a free and responsible service to the community. We are committed to extending these services into as many disadvantaged areas as possible. We are commited to developing Oliver’s Village into being a vibrant and energetic non profit.