Areas of Impact, Along with Student Testimonies


See a few of WCA's success stories. You can also find variety of impact studies here.

Take a look at WCA's targeted outcomes and measurement tools.


Criminal Offenders(Three magistrates courts in Durban have often referred cases to our programmes as a form of alternative sentencing. Several criminals that we have helped rehabilitate are on our staff.)

"I have been in prison so many times that I cannot even count. I was involved in the 26 gang and my life has been messed up. World Changers has changed my life completely."

— Vusi Kweyama: former WCA student and staff member from KwaNyuswa


"I have been to prison, but I am not going back any more, my life will never be the same."

— Manguzi: Life skills student


"We have sent many students to World Changers before sentencing them. They have changed so visibly that I've reduced their sentences or even let them off with suspended sentences. World Changers is one of the best programmes to send people to for alternative sentencing that I know of."

— Jeff Gar: Pinetown Magistrate



Drug and Alcohol Abusers(Many have left this lifestyle as a result of WCA's programmes.)

"I used to have a drinking problem. Since I joined World Changers, I have stopped and I do not have any more temptations."

— Anonymous: A life skills and leadership student who became a WCA staff member


"I have stopped drinking and smoking through World Changers."

— Anonymous: A life skills student from Amaoti (Inanda)



Hopeless and Discouraged(Many people who have lost hope in themselves and their future have gained new hope and vision.)

"I have learned about my true identity and that I was not a mistake. I'm now positive towards my future and believe in myself."

— Anonymous: A life skills and leadership student from KwaNyuswa


"I now know my purpose in life. I won’t sit at home any longer."

— Anonymous: A life skills and leadership student from Dassenhoek


"I didn't have a vision before, but I now know what I want."

— Anonymous: A leadership and life skills student from Mathikwe (Inanda)


"I am HIV positive and had lost hope. I have gained new hope through World Changers."

— Anonymous: A life skills student from Mophela (Hammarsdale)



Hopeful Yet Frustrated(Many have dreams and plans but struggle to reach them because of financial and other barriers. Fortunately, WCA's collection of programmes helps people to creatively overcome such obstacles.)

"I knew what I wanted for my future, but I didn't know that I could reach my dreams without money. I now have more hope."

— Anonymous: A life skills student from Clermont


"I have been motivated to volunteer in my community."

— Anonymous: A life skills student from Amaoti (Inanda)


"I have been changed through World Changers. Now I am helping my family to learn and apply the things that I have learned from World Changers."

— Anonymous: A leadership student from Shallcross



People with Promiscuous Behaviour(Many of our students have realized that their romantic/sexual relationship patterns were not healthy. They have committed to be faithful with one partner or to abstain from sexual activity until marriage.)

"I had many girlfriends before (at the same time). Now I just have one and we have decided to abstain from sexual activity."

— Anonymous: A leadership student from Shallcross


"I used to have relationships with boys before, but now I'm abstaining."

— Anonymous: A leadership and life skills student from KwaNdengezi


"I used to have many girlfriends, but I've decided to stay single."

— Anonymous: A leadership student from Embo



Spiritually despondent(Many of our students have gained new spiritual passion.)

"I have been a Christian for a long time, but I broke up with God for two years. World Changers is helping me to restore my relationship with God."

— Anonymous: A leadership student from Eshowe


"I was brought closer to God through WCA."

— Anonymous: A leadership student from Bluff


"I have learned to read the Bible."

— Anonymous: A leadership student from KwaNdengezi


"I was in living in 'Hell' before but now I'm changed. I'm now free and I've learned more about God."

— Anonymous: A life skills and leadership student from Umlazi


"I was a crooked Christian, a snake, but now I am upright."

— Anonymous: A life skills student from Manguzi


"I've become a good friend of the Bible."

— Anonymous: A life skills student from KwaNyuswa



Emotionally Wounded(WCA's teachings on "healing of the past" have helped many work through their past wounds.)

"I have learned how to forgive. I have also started to love myself more."

— Anonymous: A leadership and life skills student from KwaNdengezi


"I was greatly impacted by teachings on forgiveness and healing of the past. I decided to forgive and reconcile with my father. It has made a great difference in my life."

— Anonymous: A leadership student from Mthwalume


"Before I was a person who held grudges. Now I've learned to forgive others."

— Anonymous: A life skills student from Umlazi


"I am HIV positive. I learned to talk about it. Now I want to tell others to help them."

— Anonymous: A life skills student from Dassenhoek


"My parents died while I was young. I have received healing from the hurts of my past."

— Anonymous: A life skills student from KwaNyuswa



Unemployed(World Changers has helped thousands of people to become productive members of society rather than sit at home by encouraging a renewed culture of learning and hard work, including volunteering. As a result, many people have found jobs and other worthwhile opportunities through WCA's courses and follow-up programmes.)


People Affected by HIV/AIDS(WCA has been able to help many people avoid contracting this disease, thanks to its relationships teachings. People have been encouraged to learn their status, helping those with HIV/AIDS live positive and healthy lifestyles.)

"I am HIV positive. I learned to talk about it. Now I want to tell others to help them."

— Anonymous: A life skills student from Dassenhoek


"I am HIV positive and had lost hope. I have gained new hope through World Changers."

— Anonymous: A life skills student from Mophela (Hammersdale)