On Saturday the 15 Dec in Rusthof near Gordon’s bay: we gave food to 150 children, many of them HIV positive, others abandoned by their drug addicted parents
Rachel Etaka bringing joy to over 30 children
Giftpacks being handed over to the children from Freewheeler Cyclingclub
Wadley Luiters a 7 year old boy with a heart-valve-problem
Annual hand-out of most needed stationary packs.
Many children, like Angelique Smith,Rayvonne and Leah Mathews, were given giftpacks with toiletries.
Due to unknown reasons the home of a single mom with four children burnt down. Thanks to a very generous sponsor we were able to build a new home for the family.
The children in Die Duine Primary School recieved tracksuits and ponchos as part of their winter uniform.
Children out of the Hillview community recieving sorely needed ponchos for winter.
Children of a créche in Hillview recieve ponchos for the coming winter.
Chezmont Rovers Football Club from Retreat, junior team and Coaches receiving the much needed First Aid kit.
Much needed First Aid kits being handed over to the Seawinds Educare in Retreat.
Many stationary packs were handed out at Die Duine and Hillview Primary
Farm educare kids at Strathbreede in Wolseley recieving drawstring bags.
100 Ponchos being handed out to various schools. To name just a few: Capricorn Primary, Seawind Educare, Little Valley and Squirrel Educare as well as a few children which took part in a Safe Cycling Training Program.
Melanie’s Day Care recieved various educational toys in July 2010.
Just in time for the World Cup 2010 in South Africa. A team of young soccer players was equiped with new gear and topped it with a win in their first tournament on Youth Day.
Just in time for the start of the new school year, we were able to hand out another 50 stationary packs at Hillview. This time the teachers kept the stationary in class and shared everything, so that no one goes empty handed.
Stepping Stones and Kaalvoet Educare in Lavender Hills were able to stock up with new kitchen utensils and bowls for the kids to eat out of.
Three more daycares have recieved matresses, so that the children no longer have to sleep on the hard floors. In the pictures one can see kids from Butterfly Way Daycare, Joy Daycare and Stepping Stones.
The four daycares Green Dolphin in Rondevlei, Little Stars in Beacon Valley, Butterfly Way in Capricorn and Stepping Stones in Hillview received many educational toys, which were sponsored through a privat sponsor as well as of the funds raised at the basar in Oberbueren.
The basar at the Preschool Schlossgarten was, on the dot 9 o’clock, opened with a little concert by the Grade R’s of E.Greeff and the Grade 1’s of D. Broger.
Many people arrived which made everyone very happy. Lots of things were happening to make the basar a great success and the atmosphere was fantastic.
Herewith we want to thank everyone for there support. Thanks to everyone involved we are able to hand Sfr 1700.- over to Hope-4-Kids to help Melvina, Kelvino and Jamie, as well as other schools and crèches. Click here to view the news report.
Each year, the Protocol Centre celebrates child protection month during May June. During this month they focus on the problems of abused, missing and abandoned children. They pay special attention to the rights and privileges of these children.
They have a special day, where schools in Beacon Valley area, come together to celebrate Child Protection Day. This year the service will be held on the 30/6/2009 Tuesday at Shekinah City life centre Center @ 11.00 am. They work in conjunction with Social Development Schools in the areas all form part of the program.
For the children we, Hope-4-Kids gave them a 50 small packs of ruler, pen, eraser color pencils, coakies, pritt and a rubber.
The children from Double Decker Pre-Primary, Kilchberg (Switzerland) raised money with a Christmas market in December 2008 to support underprivileged children in South Africa.
On the photo you can see a child sleeping in a crate. This was the situation Hope-4-Kids found when visiting the day-cares Jabulani, Little Squirrel, Stepping Stones and Mammas House in Westlake (South Africa). With the money raised we were able to get 50 mattresses which we still received at a discounted price. On the other photos you can see the children with a paper flower, the “Flower of Hope”, as they called it, which was sent to them by the pre primary children from Switzerland. And, lastly, one with their new mattresses. Click here to view the news report.
Just like last year have we handed out 100 Stationary Packs, which we, this time, kindly got discounted by Hout Bay Stationers cc. The packs have been handed out to children from Levana Primary School in Lavenderhill, Sullivan Primary School in Retreat, Christian David Moravin Primary School in Steenberg and Hillview House project in Lavenderhill( informal settlement). Click here to view the news report.
A pre school in Switzerland raised money with an Advent basar, they sold handmade gifts. All the money was donated to Hope-4-kids – SFr 1000. This money went into out stationary project. I sourced stationary from Goodhope Office Supplies CC which are based in N1 City. They were very generous and donated 100 packs, the other 300 packs, I was able to purchase at cost price.
Trevor then sourced 4 schools in our area which could make good use of the stationary packs. The packs each included: A4 Unruled Book 72 Page; A4 Exercise Book Page; Steadtler Glue Stick 20g; Disa 30cm Neon Shatterproof Rulers; Mon Ami Dust Free Erasers; Croxley HB Pencils; 1 Hole Metal Sharpener; Flip File 20 Pocket; Penflex Ballpoint Pens. Each school was given 100 packs. Click here to view the newspaper article.
Community Creations(which is a non-profit organisation), made 500 ponchos, the material sponsored by Cape Union Mart.
I gave 465 ponchos to Oranjekloof Primary in Hout Bay and 35 to Teddy’s Educare (Steensberg). At the same time we handed out knitted beanies (made in Switzerland) to every child at Teddy’s Educare.
This PC lab for Manenberg has been in planning for a long time. Last year we could finally help to realise Cherryl Crowie’s dream. She runs the St James Educaional Trust and focuses mostly on Manenberg. We have worked together on a few projects already. In 2007, three PC labs at three different schools in Manenberg were built. Hope-4-Kids funded the infrastructure for the one at Red River Primary. The Khanya project sponsored all the computers and software once the infrastructure was up to a acceptable standard.
A winter project ofr 2007, we handed out blankets. The blankets were knitted by school children from Gossau, Switzerland, under the supervision of Mrs Vreni Fürer.
Hope-4-Kids sponsored a reading program for Grade 3 learners of four schools in Mannenberg. (Red River, Sonderend, Rio Grande and Downville). At a presentation just a few months later, the learners were able to read to me out of their books. Before that, most of them didn’t even know how to write their name.
In 2004 my mom received many educational toys, clothing and soft toys. Our problem was getting it to Cape Town without spending too much money. SAA then offered a free-of-charge shipment for 150kg!! It was quite a mission but in the end there were many happy children – and that is all that counts for us at Hope-4-Kids.
Flora’s crèche was about to be closed down, since there were almost no more children coming to her (which also meant she would have lost her small income). I went to visit her and assessed the situation. She had a lovely back room to teach the children in. Her garden was big but there was nothing for the children to play on or with. I then decided to get her a jungle gym built. Just a week after the erection of the jungle gym I received a phone call from Flora. Her crèche was full again, the parents were very happy with her place and willing to pay the little school fees she asked from them. Click here to view thank you letter
Hope-4-kids a NPO invited Fisantekraal, an underprivileged school, to a fun-filled day at Elkanah House. The day was full of excitement and laughter thanks to lots of games and food. We received donations from Dairy connections and Won-Life-Group. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all the motivated staff of Elkanah House, Won-Life, Fisantekraal-school and the sponsors.
To view newspaper clipping from the Swiss newspaper, click here.
More projects will follow…
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