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Masivuke Food Garden moves

20 Jul
Linah's new garden - 19 July 2011 009

Linah is very proud of her new garden. She has moved from behind the Community Hall to a new allotment in Lynx Way as her old site is to be developed into a playground. As you can see, she now has a tunnel (and is waiting for some seedlings to go in it), and recently […]

TUTU Tester in Westlake

19 Jul
Tutu Tester in Westlake - Sat 16 July 2011 022

We were thrilled to welcome the TUTU Tester to Westlake on Saturday 16 July. The TUTU Tester comes under the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation, in partnership with US Aid and the French organisation, Alliance Francaise Developement. It is a highly sophisticated research mobile clinic,undertaking free TB and HIV testing (including CD4 counts), Blood Pressure monitoring, […]

Mandela Day : Hip, Hip, Hooray!

18 Jul
Assistant Teacher Shirley distributing gifts to Grade 0 learners

Happy Birthday, Madiba! The children at the Emmanuel Educare Pre-school at the Westlake United Church Trust were blessed abundantly on Monday 18 July 2011 which marks the 93rd birthday of Nelson Mandela. Not only is Reddam House School working to improve the Emmanuel playground by installing a super new jungle gym, irrigation system and roll-on […]

Orphans & Vulnerable Children outing to Waterfront

29 Jun
OVC outing to Waterfront - Sat 25 June 2011 021

On Sat 25 June 2011, we took 26 of our orphans and vulnerable children (ovc’s) to the Cape Town Waterfront. The day began with Terri Martin arriving at the Community Centre with an armful of blankets – each child was given one. Thank you Terri for your extreme generosity! Then we were all transported in […]

Westlake women receive new shoes

29 Jun
Westlake women receive new shoes - Wed 22 June 11 025

There was much excitement when Hillsong Cape Town, in partnership with WUCT and Westlake Mothers in Action (who are part of the newly formed leadership of Westlake – the Westlake Community Foundation), handed out brand new shoes to the women of Westlake. Hillsong collected 1000 prs of shoes at their recent 2011 Colour Conference for […]

Visit from Woolworths (Steenberg) Staff

23 Jun
Maria & Jennifer from the Emmanuel kitchen staff, Roger from Woolworths, and some of the Grade 0 childrden with tins donated by Woolworths Steenberg Village.

The Woolworths store at Steenberg Village supports us generously with a weekly donation of waste product, so we were very pleased to be able to welcome the Store Manager, Alastair Willemse, and some of his staff to the pre-school on Thursday 23 June 2011. Alastair and his team were shown around the premises, introduced to […]

Nedbank presents money boxes to young savers

10 Jun
Miriam Johnson, Mrs Lawrence (Principal), Serviro Lamb & Qaanitah Dollie (Nedbank, Tokai) and pre-Grade R learners who received Nedbank money-boxes

Staff from the Tokai Branch of Nedbank called in on Friday 10 June to present moneyboxes to some of the children whose parents had applied to open savings accounts at the Branch. The children were delighted with their soccer ball money boxes. Many thanks to Miriam Johnson, Serviro Lamb and Qaanitah Dollie from Nedbank Tokai […]

Home Based Carers Outing to Waterfront

08 Jun
carers outing to the waterfront, Cape Town

On Friday 3 June 2011, 17 of the home based care team went on an outing to the Waterfront. We had a meal at the Spur and then went for a ride on the big wheel, known as the Wheel of Excellence. It was an amazing experience (particularly for those who are afraid of heights…), […]