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VIP Visitors to Westlake!

03 Jul

We were privileged to have some VIP’s visiting us recently! On 10 June, John Forbes and Jodi Felty of Willow Creek Community Church USA/Global Connections came and had a look around our centre, and Jodi was taken on a tour of the village. Pastor Lucinda Doolley of Hillsong Church, Cape Town also visited us on […]

Life Skills Program

02 Jul

A group of volunteers from Tokai Community Church has been running a fantastic life skills program for young girls living in Westlake, once a week every Tuesday afternoon in the hall. The girls enjoy the activities and the number of those attending has grown from 15 to over 30! A big thank you to the […]

HIV Counselling Course

17 Jun

Phillippi Trust came to Westlake and ran a one-week HIV Counselling Course from 18-22 May 09.  13 members of our staff and 6 from other NGO’s attended this excellent course. Everyone found it extremely informative and it has enabled them to do pre and post-test counselling in the future. They will receive their certificates in November, as […]

Blankets from Christ Church Constantia!

15 Jun

We were thrilled to receive 110 blankets from Christ Church Constantia. We distributed them to children and sick people in the village, as well as the elderly folk who are members of the chronic disease support groups. As you can see, they were delighted with their new blankets, which will keep them warm this winter!

ABET Book Launch!

15 Jun

We were very proud of our ABET (Adult Basic Education and Training) class when they launched a book of their stories on 29 April. Bishop Eric Pike from St Martin’s Church was the guest speaker and they were delighted when he spoke in fluent isiXhosa. It was a wonderful celebration, especially as some of the […]

Jump Maths starts again!

05 Apr

A group of 40 volunteers, under the leadership of Dorothy Raine, a retired school teacher, come once a week to Westlake to teach extra maths to a group of 9-12yr olds. The program is called Jump Maths and the children are given one on one tuition. Girls from Springfield Convent, a private school in Cape […]

3 Positive Stories

19 Mar

Here are 3 stories of people who are HIV positive, which can give hope to others who are living with HIV. Ncembakazis story My name is Ncembakazi Siyo. I live at 9 Suikerbossie Street in Westlake. I am 33 years old with a husband and a child who is 3 years old. My child’s name […]

Joyce Meyer food parcels for Westlake

08 Dec

Joyce Meyer Ministries has been giving us 75 food parcels per month, and we are so grateful to them for this very generous donation. As you can see from the photos, the elderly people who have hypertension and/or diabetes and belong to our chronic disease support groups received their end of year food parcels on Friday 5 […]

World Aids Day

02 Dec

Monday 1 December was World Aids Day. WUCT is a member of MSAT South – Multi Sectorial Action Team, which consists of goverment departments and NGO’s working together in the fight against HIV in the South Peninsula of the Western Cape. We organised an event at Rooikrans Sportsfield in Grassy Park, which consisted of a march, bands, dancing and other […]