Our mission, our purpose, our passion
A fishing net is made from fibers which are woven together in a grid-like structure. A fishing net is a mesh formed by knotting together pieces of a relatively thin thread. In our vision, the net represents the network of people that need to be tied to one another to create a catchment space large enough for fish to be caught in. The fish represent all the vulnerable children. A net grows in size as more thread is knotted together. In the same way as many different people choose to link arms with The Almond Tree, our net grows bigger and enables us to can catch more vulnerable children.
“The Almond Tree’s dream is to catch as many vulnerable children that it can.” – Founder, Charmaine McQueen
The Almond Tree exists to “raise up the foundations of many generations.” (Isaiah 58:12) The Almond Tree is known as a collective of people who together with Jesus Christ desire to rebuild that which has been broken in people’s lives and to restore that which has been damaged. “And you shall be called the Repairer of the Breach, The Restorer of Streets to Dwell In.” (Isaiah 58:12)
Children are the future of our nation, and how they are raised will influence who they become.
We want children to grow up to be a generation that will be influential and will effect change within South Africa and across the world. If the children in our care, are equipped with essential moral values and life skills and most importantly a sense of belonging and identity they will live lives of significance and lasting impact.