We are a caring Christian organisation serving our local community, especially its vulnerable and needy people, through giving children a home and through educational, upliftment and empowerment programmes. Through these programmes, we aim to promote healing, restore human dignity and wholeness and foster unity between people of various … More
Kenosis provides foster care for up to 18 children with three foster mothers. These are vulnerable children often orphaned by HIV/AIDS. They are given a home and schooling and are supported by a governmental foster care grant. Quality Care for vulnerable children Objectives To provide a home for vulnerable children and children orphaned by … More...
A well-equipped pre-school, the Bishopstowe Early Learning Centre caters for up to 50 children from the surrounding farming areas and informal settlements. The feeder schools comment positively on the school readiness of all these children. Quality Care for local community pre-school children Objectives To provide a facility for Pre-school … More...
Once a month, Kenosis hosts a community clinic which offers basic health care and community education, particularly on … More
When children turn 18, the governmental foster grant ends. However Kenosis is committed to helping its school leavers … More
In the summer and winter school holidays Kenosis runs a holiday programme to keep children meaningfully occupied, build … More
Accommodation and Public Amenities
Kenosis Christian Resource Centre - amenities available to the public Kenosis has a very picturesque setting and offers … More
Kenosis regularly hosts overseas students, usually for a year, who come for an exposure to the realities in a very … More
The sisterhood at Kenosis is part of the original vision for a serving Christian community. The sisters practice … More
Various programmes of Outreach and care have been run over the years, particularly at the peak of the HIV/AIDS pandemic … More
The Name Kenosis
Kenosis is a Greek word from the Bible passage in Philippians 2:5-7. It inspired the original vision of a serving Christian community. It means "emptying" (RSV) or "making oneself nothing" and summarizes the serving attitude of Jesus.
"Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus - who, being in the very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness..."