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EU visits our home based carers

04 Apr

On Tuesday 1 April, a delegation from the European Union, as well as from Dept Health National Government, and Dept Health Provincial Govt, visited us in Westlake. They met the home based carers, who took them to see a patient in the village. They financially support our home based care program and we were delighted […]

Red Zebra comes to Westlake!

04 Apr

During the Easter holidays, we held a 3-day children’s holiday program in our hall for 2oo children from Westlake, aged 6-15 years. An organisation called Red Zebra came with 200 drums and entertained the children through drama, music and drumming exercises! There was lots of noise – and fun -and the children had an amazing […]

Cape to Cairo

04 Apr

Our sewing instructor, Judy Lambrecht, has left to go on a 6 month adventure with her family and their landrover through Africa. We had a party for her and Nozipho made her a beautiful African outfit called an ‘mbhaco’, which she said she will wear on her travels! We will miss her, but wish them all the […]

Sewing and Beadwork Projects flourish!

25 Feb

Here are some photos of our sewers and beaders – our sewers are working on an order for Township Patterns in Khayelitsha. They are producing a large number of hessian bags, which are being sold in the shops, as well as overseas. We are thrilled to be sharing this order with Township Patterns. Our beaders have also been […]

School Buses now take Westlake children to school!

11 Feb

WUCT is now involved in helping the community to transport their children to school, as there is no school in Westlake. As a result, we have organised 3 Golden Arrow buses to take 253 children to 13 different schools in the surrounding areas. Here is one of the buses and some of the children waiting to […]

Sponsor a Child!

05 Feb
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Would you like to sponsor an underprivileged child to attend Emmanuel Educare pre-school in Westlake?  School fees are currently R3000 per child for the year (2013). Westlake is a diverse community with children from as far afield as Malawi and the Congo.  All children receive breakfast and lunch each schoolday as well as a snack.  […]

Home burnt down in Westlake

05 Feb

During the massive blackout on Friday night (1 February 08), which affected the whole of Cape Town, a candle blew over and a house caught fire in Westlake. Everything was destroyed but luckily the people inside were unhurt – there was an uncle, aunt, young teenage mother who is still at school with her 3 month old baby, and […]

All Excited

01 Feb

We are very excited about our new interactive website; not only will we be able to post news and events “as they happen,” but interested parties have the opportunity to comment on whatever they find interesting.

Adult Basic Education and Training

31 Jan

We are thrilled to announce that our Adult Basic Education and Training classes have started again. Our facilitators are all trained by Maryland Literacy Centre and they teach basic literacy and numeracy, as well as English. We now have a Wednesday evening class from 5.30pm-7.00pm, as well as the regular Friday morning classes.

Masivuke Organic Food Garden

30 Jan

The Masivuke organic food garden run by Linah and other women from the community is now supplying the local restaurant with fresh lettuce everyday. Here is a photo of her grandchild, Seko, in the garden!