We started supporting the Sisters of Mercy’s Place of Hope soup kitchen in Valencia (Eastern Cape) with funding. Place of Hope serves meals twice a week to about 300 indigent Valencia residents, including the elderly and pre-school children.
Meanwhile, we were also engaged in a Peer Educator advanced health training programme.
Applethwaite and Queen Ann Farms: Educational resources for pre-schools;
Ceres – Achtertuin: Blue Hand Education centre – Annual internet connection fee for farm workers and School attending children and library resources.
- Ceres – De Keur & Rocklands: Two Blue hand Education centres – Library and Educational resources.
- Ceres – Sterkwater: Renovation of old house structure, adjacent to rural Agter Witzenberg Primary School to accommodate some 40 farm-workers’ pre-school children during school terms in partnership with local community church, School and an exporter farmer.
- Grabouw/Villiersdorp – Bo-Radyn: Blue Hand Education centre – Tutoring honorariums and educational resources for some 40 primary school children of farm workers.
- General Agricultural Education: Elsenburg Agricultural college: 28 Capespan Branded track-suit tops for sport coaches and student Rugby team.
In the Northern Cape construction of cooking structures commenced on four farms followed by the same for a further six farms. The remainder of that year was spent on health education and training for peer educators, life skills and preventative hygiene, as well as health-care training for crèche staff, a voluntary HIV/Aids testing campaign and pre-school/créche educational toys and resources for 11 day-care centres.