To intervene in the lives of at-risk children through Christian education and care to enable them to fulfill their God given destiny and impact the world for Christ.
HIS School Dayspring (HSD) at Dayspring Children’s Village (DCV) in the Magaliesberg area was established in 1983 by Charles and Wendy Paine to provide quality education and care based on Christian principles for the at-risk and vulnerable children living in the surrounding rural areas.
The school, which was registered in 1984, also suffered abuse from the Apartheid Government in its early days and was even shut down by the Education Department due to ‘not enough white children’ in the school. The Founders felt that decision was not Biblical and opened it up the next day under a new name.
It was with this heart and passion to see all peoples of South Africa have the same opportunities to succeed equally in life that HIS School Dayspring was birthed.
We began boarding children Monday to Friday in 1991, and in 2008 we began boarding children we felt needed more intervention through the weekends.
Although the school has been registered first with the Transvaal Department of Education and later the Gauteng Department of Education, a decision was taken in 2005 to establish a Section 21 Not for Profit/Public Benefit Organisation called Dayspring Children’s Village. A Board of Directors was formed to guide the next stage of its vision to affect the greater community.
DCV then became responsible for all aspects of the care of the child: physical, emotional and spiritual. They entered into a bond agreement with the Paines to purchase the property and are responsible for the undertaking of all capital projects.
In 2013 DCV formalized HIS School Dayspring into its own NPC/PBO/NPO in order for it to stand as a subsidiary entity to Dayspring Children’s Village. HIS School Dayspring (HSD) is responsible for providing education including extra-curricular activities. Section 18A certificates and B-BBEE beneficiary documents are issued for all donations of cash or kind. All relevant legal documents are available upon request.
The majority of the children who have been educated and cared for by Dayspring, have had lives transformed and have become productive contributors to the economy. Many were the first to finish high school and to attend University. They have become engineers, doctors, pilots, youth workers, pastors, nurses, fire fighters, business owners and general labourers. We desire to see many such places planted to provide love and security to at-risk children in rural Africa. We believe that what we have started in Magaliesburg is just the beginning!
In the future DCV deeply desires to establish small orphan homes where there will be house parents with 8 children per home. However, our emphasis will always be on building community first by keeping families together through ministering to the whole family and relieving stress factors which cause children to become ‘vulnerable and ‘at-risk’.Other projects will be undertaken such as ECD or skills development centers as communities at risk are identified and the needs ascertained.