Providing care and support.  Helping to build stronger family units.

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.