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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 […]

3 Positive Stories

19 Mar

Here are 3 stories of people who are HIV positive, which can give hope to others who are living with HIV. Ncembakazis story My name is Ncembakazi Siyo. I live at 9 Suikerbossie Street in Westlake. I am 33 years old with a husband and a child who is 3 years old. My child’s name […]

Joyce Meyer food parcels for Westlake

08 Dec

Joyce Meyer Ministries has been giving us 75 food parcels per month, and we are so grateful to them for this very generous donation. As you can see from the photos, the elderly people who have hypertension and/or diabetes and belong to our chronic disease support groups received their end of year food parcels on Friday 5 […]

World Aids Day

02 Dec

Monday 1 December was World Aids Day. WUCT is a member of MSAT South – Multi Sectorial Action Team, which consists of goverment departments and NGO’s working together in the fight against HIV in the South Peninsula of the Western Cape. We organised an event at Rooikrans Sportsfield in Grassy Park, which consisted of a march, bands, dancing and other […]

Picnic at Sandvlei!

02 Dec

On Friday 28 November, Beatrice, one of our carers and facilitator of the chronic disease support groups, organized for 60 people from Westlake to go to Sandvlei for a picnic. Golden Arrow kindly provided the bus to take them there and back. They thoroughly enjoyed the outing. Beatrice must be commended for all the hard work she […]

Shell Christmas Party!

02 Dec

On Sunday 30 November, we took 46 children, who are orphaned or infected and affected by HIV/Aids, to a Christmas party organised by Shell SA, at Wynberg Boys High School. They had an amazing time – there were lots of rides, merry go rounds, jumping castles, water slides, and Father Christmas handed out buckets of toys […]

Ithemba Thanksgiving lunch

02 Dec

On Thursday 27 November, Amber, an American friend of Jenny Fisher (our faithful volunteer from St Martin’s), organised a thanksgiving lunch for our Ithemba support group. We had turkey and all the trimmings, and Revd Alan Smith from St Martin’s joined us. We were truly blessed by some amazing testimonies. They all said how much the support group has helped […]

Emmanuel Educare Graduation

23 Nov

On Saturday 22 November, we held our Graduation and Nativity Play in our hall. 48 of our Grade R Emmanuel Educare children graduated to primary school. The Nativity Play was great fun, lots of singing and dancing and colourful costumes! We would like to congratulate teacher Hazel and all the teachers, as well as Karen […]