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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

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 […]

Sponsor a child this year at Emmanuel Educare

05 Jan

In 2010 the Governing Body of Emmanuel Educare (comprising 12 elected parents of children at the school) approved an increase in the fees to R2500 per annum, or R250 x 10 months. Many parents struggle to pay the fees and every year we are fortunate that a number of sponsors come forward to help subsidise […]

Kids Club Christmas Party – 3 Dec 2010

20 Dec
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On Friday 3 December 2010, Martin Oosthuizen of the Orphan Care Foundation, together with Hillsong Church Cape Town, held an amazing Christmas Party for over 400 Kids Club children in the Westlake Community Centre Hall.  Our fieldworkers and other members of WUCT staff helped Martin and his volunteers with setting up the hall and organizing […]

Jump Maths Graduation 2010

06 Dec

This is the second year that the Jump Maths programme has been run in Westlake.  During 2010 three classrooms at the False Bay College in Westlake were utilised for this programme. Grade 4, 5 and 6 children attended the programme  a separate grade was accomodated in each classroom. On a Wednesday the school bus stops […]

2010 World Aids Day at Westlake

03 Dec
Our Banner kindly provided by US Consulate/PEPFAR capital

As part of World Aids Day activities on Wednesday, 1 December 2010, we held an HIV testing event on the cul de sac outside the community centre in Westlake from 09h00 till 19h00! This was a joint effort with 3 nursing sisters from the City of Cape Town, who came in the morning to help […]

2010 Grade R Graduation and Nativity Play

29 Nov
"We wish you a Merry Christmas"

On Saturday 27 November Emmanuel Educare held their Grade R Graduation and Nativity Play in the Community Hall.  The event was well attended by over 160 parents, relatives and sponsors and the crowd thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon.  The current Grade R class will continue classes as Grade 1 at Emmanuel Educare until the new Westlake […]

HIV testing at Retreat Station

25 Nov
MSAT HIV Testing - Retreat Station - Wed 24 Nov 10 048

WUCT is a member of MSAT South(Multi-Sectoral Action Team), a City of Cape Town initiative to develop a multi sectoral action plan to respond to the dual epidemic of HIV/Aids and TB. NGO’s doing HIV work in our area of the South Peninsula,  get together to network on a monthly basis and co-ordinate strategies to […]