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Westlake children entertain guests

02 Dec
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In the afternoon of World Aids Day (1 Dec ’11), 40 of our Westlake children entertained their grannies, foster mothers, aunties and the Westlake Women in Action with a fashion show, dancing, singing and poems about HIV/Aids. Afterwards, refreshments were served and everyone received a small gift. Hillsong Church produced the most delicious cup cakes, which were […]

Our Involvement in World Aids Day Activities 2011

02 Dec
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World Aids Day (1 December) was very busy this year as we were involved with 3 different activities – in the morning, there was HIV testing at our centre, which was organized by the Westlake Development Foundation and TB/HIV Care. Our fieldworkers assisted with this event. In the afternoon, our ovc’s did a fashion show […]

Farewell to Evelyn of Home Based Care

01 Dec
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On 30 Nov, we bid a sad farewell to Evelyn Dumesweni, our first home based carer who has been with us since we started the program in 2006. Evy has decided to retire and settle down at her home with her husband in the Eastern Cape. We gave her a little party with KFC for […]

HIV Awareness/Health march in Westlake

30 Nov
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On Tuesday 29 November, about 80-100 women from Westlake Village took part in a health march to create HIV awareness and distribute leaflets in the community to encourage everyone to get tested on World Aids Day (1 December 2011). The theme for this year is Getting to Zero – zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination, […]

2011 Graduation, Prize-Giving & Nativity Play

29 Nov
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Emmanuel Educare held their annual Prize Giving & Nativity Play on Saturday 26 November. 69 Grade R children graduated, and 5 children from each the 5 classes from Grade 0 to Grade R were awarded prizes for Improved Performance, Perseverance, etc. Graduates were presented with certificates by Col. June Cilliers (Chairperson of the Governing Body) and […]

Cadiz cheque handover

18 Nov
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On Friday 11 November, staff from Cadiz Asset Management visited Emmanuel Educare to present a cheque to the school. Emmanuel Educare was selected as one of the beneficiaries for funds raised at the Cadiz Steenberg Classic Golf day. Other beneficiaries includes TEARS (the animal rescue group) and the Steenberg Golf Caddies. Mrs Lawrence, Principal of […]

Computer Fun Day

31 Oct
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The WUCT computer centre/internet cafe was buzzing on Sat 29 Oct, when volunteers from the American International School came to show the children of Westlake how to have fun with computers. As you can see, they had a wonderful time as they learnt how to play games – the boys enjoyed racing cars and the […]

Indoor Sports day for the elderly

31 Oct
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On Friday 28 Oct ’11, Beatrice Matthews, the facilitator of our chronic diseases of lifestyle support groups, organised an indoor sports event for the Westlake and Compassion in Action support groups in our hall. There was much fun and excitement, and war cries, as the people competed in the various events. The children from our […]

New foster home opened in Westlake

31 Oct
Pippa Shaper of Home from Home, Tilly Fish the foster mother, Jane Payne - a social worker from Home from Home, and Sheree Lang of Home from Home.

On Sat 29 Oct ’11, a new foster home in Westlake was officially opened and blessed. “Home from Home”, an organisation which has 21 other homes in and around Cape Town bought a house in Westlake, and a foster mother, Tilly Fish, will look after 6 children. The house is beautifully furnished and 4 children have […]

Cadiz Steenberg Golf Classic: Pre-event photoshoot

28 Oct
Frank Cadiz, Nwabisa Gcwabe, Sky-Li Harmse and Morne Du Plessis

WUCT is delighted that Cadiz Asset Management has chosen to support WUCT once again as a benficiary of their annual Charity Golf Classic. In preparation for the event, two of the Emmanuel Educare learners (Sky-Li Harmse and Nwabisa Gcwabe) took part in a pre-event publicity photo-shoot at the golf estate. The event, sponsored by Cadiz […]