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New uniforms for our carers.

08 Oct
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David and Chris Taylor of Duchess Clothing Factory, recently donated 16 sets of uniforms to our nursing sister, Alice, and our home based carers. They all look so smart now with their new uniforms, which are beautifully tailored to fit everyone perfectly, and proudly displaying our logo. We wish to sincerely express our most grateful […]

Spring Fashion Show!

08 Oct
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On Friday 25 September, Beatrice Matthews, who is one our home based care team and facilitates the chronic disease support groups for people with conditions such as diabetes and hypertension, organised a wonderful Spring Fashion Show for the Westlake members. As it was school holidays, children from the village came down to the hall to […]

Our AGM Celebration/Blessing of the new building!

04 Aug
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On Saturday 1 August, we held a special AGM Celebration and Blessing of our new building. What a wonderful occasion! The hall was packed – many of our funders, sponsors, churches, and of course the community all came to celebrate with us! Eleanor, our pre-school Principal, along with friends from her church, did some spectacular […]

VIP Visitors to Westlake!

03 Jul

We were privileged to have some VIP’s visiting us recently! On 10 June, John Forbes and Jodi Felty of Willow Creek Community Church USA/Global Connections came and had a look around our centre, and Jodi was taken on a tour of the village. Pastor Lucinda Doolley of Hillsong Church, Cape Town also visited us on […]

Life Skills Program

02 Jul

A group of volunteers from Tokai Community Church has been running a fantastic life skills program for young girls living in Westlake, once a week every Tuesday afternoon in the hall. The girls enjoy the activities and the number of those attending has grown from 15 to over 30! A big thank you to the […]

HIV Counselling Course

17 Jun

Phillippi Trust came to Westlake and ran a one-week HIV Counselling Course from 18-22 May 09.  13 members of our staff and 6 from other NGO’s attended this excellent course. Everyone found it extremely informative and it has enabled them to do pre and post-test counselling in the future. They will receive their certificates in November, as […]

Blankets from Christ Church Constantia!

15 Jun

We were thrilled to receive 110 blankets from Christ Church Constantia. We distributed them to children and sick people in the village, as well as the elderly folk who are members of the chronic disease support groups. As you can see, they were delighted with their new blankets, which will keep them warm this winter!

ABET Book Launch!

15 Jun

We were very proud of our ABET (Adult Basic Education and Training) class when they launched a book of their stories on 29 April. Bishop Eric Pike from St Martin’s Church was the guest speaker and they were delighted when he spoke in fluent isiXhosa. It was a wonderful celebration, especially as some of the […]

Jump Maths starts again!

05 Apr

A group of 40 volunteers, under the leadership of Dorothy Raine, a retired school teacher, come once a week to Westlake to teach extra maths to a group of 9-12yr olds. The program is called Jump Maths and the children are given one on one tuition. Girls from Springfield Convent, a private school in Cape […]