Music Video: Singers Say Here’s True Hope

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“Look to the Lord” is a song that wants to remind every listener of God’s plan for your life, and they want to ensure that as long as they focus on the Lord, everything will be okay. Themes of the track’s lyrics tell of the laughter and hurt of life, and the hope and grace included in it.

The artists, Jacobus Silwer and Cezanne Yzelle, wrote, composed and performed “Kyk na die Here” especially for Engo Vrystaat, a non-profit organization.

This song’s positive message and catchy, rhythmic setting make the tune stick with you; your feet spontaneously begin to dance together and the words flow out of you.

“Every year in October, Omgiemaand* is celebrated at our organization; a month in which there is a specific focus on bringing hope within the communities in which we work. It focuses especially on children and also schools, because this is where the big hurt often shows first.

“On the one hand, we wanted to convey our message in a fun and creative way, with words that reflect Engo Vrystaat’s heart and the essence of caring, but on the other hand also clearly convey the message of hope. After all, Engo Vrystaat’s motto is ‘Eternal Hope’. This is what we intend with the song,” says De Wet Claassens, the chief executive officer of Engo Vrystaat, whose brainchild the song is.

“Kyk na die Here” was sung for the first time in October at Engo Vrystaat’s Omgie school day. Children from the Willem Postma Primary School, the Universitas Primary School and Gray College Primary sang and danced beautifully together to the dance steps that were worked out for the song.

The plan is to later also translate the song into Sesotho and distribute it to different schools, all to bring the message of hope to as many schools as possible.

“Kyk na die Here” is already available on various music platforms.

More about Engo Free State

Engo Free State is a non-profit and non-governmental welfare organization operating in the Free State. Engo Free State celebrated its 120th anniversary last year and is one of the largest charities of its kind in the province and the second largest in South Africa.

Engo Vrystaat does incredible work in communities across all races, cultures and ages.

  • Engo Free State touched almost 200,000 lives in the 2022-2023 financial year.
  • Engo Vrystaat has six sub-programmes:
    • 33 Child and youth care centers caring for between 700 and 800 children who have been removed from their circumstances by the children’s court. They support an additional 39,313 children in communities through food and clothing donations.
    • 10 Family care offices that work with needy families and children in the Free State, reaching approximately 47,470 people per year.
    • Two disabled care centers in Viljoenskroon and Bethlehem, which care for 30 disabled persons daily.
    • 20 Aged Care Centres, including independent housing schemes, frailty care and two dementia units, caring for approximately 2,852 elderly people in the Free State.
    • Hospital service does ministry work in hospitals in Bloemfontein and also extends their services with online support to 23,770 people and 288 families.
    • Adoption services, which facilitate the adoption process, to place children in the permanent care of suitable adoptive parents. In the past year, 37 local and two international adoptions were carried out and origin inquiries of 47 individuals were handled.

For more information about Engo Free State, visit www.engo.co.za or send an email to info@engo.co.za

*Omgiemaand is Engo Vrystaat’s own term for their Omgeemaand.

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