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Milo Activity & Sampling at Educare

26 May
Milo at Emmanuel Educare  - Wed 25 May '11 031

Many thanks to Roz van der Vyver and her team representing Nestle who visited Emmanuel Educare on Wednesday 25 May 2011. They provided the children with a fun-filled hour in which the children were told about the importance of a healthy lifestyle, and participated in an obstacle course. After that, they were rewarded with a […]

SABC Breakfast Show: Congo Rose Teddy Bears

26 May
Hazel, Pikiswa &  Ncembekazi on SABC 3 EXPRESSO Show

3 members of our crafts team, Hazel Dathi, Pikiswa Mahahshe and Tembekazi Qinga were on National Television (on the morning of Wednesday 25 May 2011) on SABC 3’s EXPRESSO breakfast show. Dave Barnes (WUCT Manager) picked them up at 4.00 am. Judy Lambrecht, the co-ordinator of the crafts for WUCT, also attended. The show started […]

Shoe drop at Emmanuel Educare

19 May
Reddam students fitting shoes

19 May 2011. The Bobs for Good Foundation & Reddam House (Constantia) students did a “shoe drop” at the Emmanuel Educare pre-school at which 110 children each received a brand new pair of school shoes.  A similar function was held earlier in the day at the new Westlake Primary School. The funding for the shoes […]

Moving the marvellous Edutainer

28 Mar
Situations vacant!

The Edutainer has seen us through a good few years.  It is two containers combined into one classroom and was provided to us through the Bright Kids Foundation.  With our brand new classrooms, however, it is now being used as a store room.  It was taking up space in the playground, however, and so has […]

The new Emmanuel Educare is launched

14 Mar
Stacey-Lee Haynes

Thursday 10 March, Westlake Community Hall. The new Emmanuel Educare Centre was launched with an official celebration in the Community Hall.  Guest Speaker was the MEC for Education, Mr Donald Grant. Approximately 320 people attended this event which included an interpretation of Snow White by some of the Grade R children, a short ballet performance […]

Phillippi Trust – Support Group Facilitator training

25 Feb
Support Group Facilitator Trainning by Phillippi Trust-Feb 2011 019

Phillippi Trust, a registered NPO, has been running a 5-day accredited training course this week (21-25 Feb) on how to facilitate support groups. Representatives from 7 organisations namely Compassion in Action, Living Hope, FAMSA, Lifeline, OIL, Monwabisi and Westlake United Church Trust (Xolisa, Sandile, Thobeka and Carmen) attended the course and have enjoyed it, as […]

Valentine’s Day, Roses & HIV Prevention!

14 Feb
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Xolisa, Georgio and Fiona, our team of fieldworkers, handed out roses to members of the community on Valentine’s Day, as well as HIV information – to create HIV/Aids awareness in the village and as part of prevention activities. As you can see, even the men were delighted to receive roses on Valentine’s Day!

WUCT Annual General Meeting 6 Sept 2010

14 Feb
Part of the crowd at the AGM

Yes, we did have an AGM in 2010.  This was held on 6 September 2010 to approve the 2009 Financial Statements.  There was a special programme with 3 testimonies from staff members and the New Apostolic Choir sang uplifting songs for us.  James McGregor outlined his  vision for the future of WUCT, and a PowerPoint […]

Sparkling new Emmanuel Educare

11 Jan
The new reception area

Renovations and extensions to the Emmanuel Educare pre-school facility are now complete and the school is ready for the new school year which starts on 17 January 2011.  The school now has 6 spacious classrooms, new toilets for both staff and children, a laundry, new kitchen, pantry and fridge room, as well as new admin […]