Founder Becky Young's Testimony

Becky Young - Founding Executive Director

Becky Young, Mabopane Foundation Executive Director, visited Mabopane South Africa in 1998 on a mission trip. There, she found two partnering shelters striving to serve poor and disadvantaged children and provide for their basic needs with little resources. Becky's heart was touched by the many volunteers who gave genuine love and care to the children. But more than that, Becky was touched by the children themselves because in the midst of such despair, they had joy in their lives and approached every day with a smile. Becky knew that these children had been told they were loved and that there was hope.

With the help and support of many, Becky launched the Mabopane Foundation in 2003. Becky's passion and vision for providing food, shelter, clothing, and education for disadvantaged and orphaned children has been caught by hundreds of people. Sharing the love of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ was also, paramount to Becky. The mission has provided help to hundreds of children over the years, assisting with shelter housing, electricity, water, gas, school fees, uniforms, medicine, food, continuing education, and job skill training.

It is amazing how God has shown the Mabopane Foundation and other ministry partners the immediate need for more permanent safe housing. Our "Building Together" campaign was launched, and Ya Bana Children's Village was started through the hands of many people in the United States and South Africa.

Ya Bana Village is a gated community for children located in Winterveldt, a Mabopane suburb, and includes small cluster homes, each able to house 6-8 children and a "house mom" to give children a real sense of security and offer many a first glimpse of what family life is all about. To discover more about Ya Bana click here (Ya Bana link). But the work is not done! There will always be ongoing campaigns to fund needs.

Becky's passion is contagious and when she's not on a trip to South Africa, would welcome an invitation to speak with your church group or civic organization. When you meet her and listen to her "God Stories" your heart will be challenged to make an investment of your time and resources. These children deserve our love and attention.
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