How we started

It all started when the Lord laid a burden for the previously disadvantaged peoples, and more specifically the youth, upon the heart of Barbara Cilliers, a woman of the Helderberg. She saw the awesome untapped potential in the youth of this wonderful land.  For many years, she had a desire to see the youth from the informal settlements and previously disadvantaged groups uplifted and developed.   When a farm was made available by Graham Power, a local business man, Eagles Rising was born in January 2003.  The dream started to become a reality!