Non Profit Organisation

which teaches the gospel interactively to children by means of hand actions, scripture and movement.


We want to see a generation of children transformed through the gospel of Jesus Christ.


We exist to honour God through unity in Christian faith to reach out to children in primary schools and ECD’s for the purpose of spiritual growth, discipleship and prayer.

Battleship Camp 2022


Children reached every week




ECD Schools reached every week


Primary Schools reached every week

Our Ministry

Training and equiping facilitators

We are passionate about our people and know that the key to teaching our children, is to develop our facilitators.

Holiday club programs

We create a safe space where our kids are exposed to the gospel in fun environment over the school holidays.

Primary Schools

We reach out to 13 Primary Schools in our valley on a weekly basis.


We reach out to 79 Early Childhood Development Schools on a weekly basis.

Battleship Camp

One of the highlights of our year, a time where we equip our children and show them the love of God! For more info as well as the application form, see the tab further down on the page.

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Our team of friendly board members and full time staff.

Salt & Light has a remarkable team behind the name, these men and women are the driving force in our organisation. We also have a great team of volunteers who offer up their time and resources to assist us in reaching the community.

  • History

    Salt and Light Children’s Discipleship is a Non Profit Organization that equips people in the community to share the good news of Jesus Christ with children from ages 4 to 14 by means of hearing, saying and doing.

    Salt & Light Kids was birthed out of a desire to see the next generation of children walk in their God given identity. It all started with a few praying mothers that were concerned about the spiritual well being of their school children.

    Research shows that children between the ages of four and fourteen years are the most important part of the population to minister to because during these stages of development kids are most teachable and open to make a commitment for Jesus.

    Johanessa Viljoen, co-founder of Salt & Light Kids had a desire to see children pray for one another and share the good news of Jesus Christ with one another. A few praying mothers took hands and turned into a group of moms praying at two schools and this multiplied and NOW more than 7292 kids are reached with the gospel on a weekly basis through a united team of committed volunteers. The Lord has truly been so faithful in helping us to not only in casting the vision but also to make it work!

    Soon after the principal saw what the impact of people praying for his school was he asked Salt & Light to draw up a business plan to incorporate a discipleship program for the kids. At that stage Johanessa had no idea where to begin but she knew that she was commissioned to teach children in primary schools to pray together.

    Jaco Viljoen, who is married to Johanessa, is the current Director of Salt and Light Kids. He left his full time commuting job in Pretoria during 2013 to join Johanessa fulltime with the work in Paarl. The call to disciple the younger generation burned inside of their hearts.

    The NPO Salt and Light Children’s Discipleship was officially established in May 2013.

    Today Salt & Light Kids reach out to more than 16 different schools in Drakenstein Municipality. We are committed to see a generation of children transformed by the good news of Jesus Christ.

  • What we do

    We train and activate volunteers from the community into facilitators. They facilitate a class in the different primary schools on a weekly basis. Our faciltators are working with age appriopriate programs on how to share the gospel of Jesus Christ and His salvation through Grace by interactive playful means.

  • Our Involvement

    We have the privilege of partnering with the following Primary Schools:

    Laerskool Hugo Rust Wellington 

    Girls High Primary School 

    Paarl Boys Primary School

    Laerskool Gimnasium Paarl

    La Rochelle Primary School

    Courtrai Primary School


    Ronwe Primêr

    Orleansvale Primêr

    L.K Zeeman Primêr

    Nieuwedrift Primêr

    Paarl Zicht Primêr

    Magnolia Primêr

    Charleston Hill Primary School

    Soetendal Primary School

    ECD’s (Early Childhood Development Schools):


    79 creches/daycare facilities (ECD’S) in and around the Paarl Valley (Paarl East, Mbkweni & Klapmuts)



  • Battleship Camp

    Battleship Camp is focused at Grade 7 learners where we aim to prepare students for High School, we focus on their relationship with peers, parents, God and themselves. We have been running them for the past 4 years.

    Application form (English)

    Application form (Afrikaans)


You are invited to join us in this great privilege of discipling the next generation in the following ways:


Partner with us in Prayer, Give financially or
Go get involved at a primary school or Day Care centre.