School Buses now take Westlake children to school!

11 Feb

WUCT is now involved in helping the community to transport their children to school, as there is no school in Westlake. As a result, we have organised 3 Golden Arrow buses to take 253 children to 13 different schools in the surrounding areas. Here is one of the buses and some of the children waiting to […]

Sponsor a Child!

05 Feb
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Would you like to sponsor an underprivileged child to attend Emmanuel Educare pre-school in Westlake?  School fees are currently R3000 per child for the year (2013). Westlake is a diverse community with children from as far afield as Malawi and the Congo.  All children receive breakfast and lunch each schoolday as well as a snack.  […]

Home burnt down in Westlake

05 Feb

During the massive blackout on Friday night (1 February 08), which affected the whole of Cape Town, a candle blew over and a house caught fire in Westlake. Everything was destroyed but luckily the people inside were unhurt – there was an uncle, aunt, young teenage mother who is still at school with her 3 month old baby, and […]

All Excited

01 Feb

We are very excited about our new interactive website; not only will we be able to post news and events “as they happen,” but interested parties have the opportunity to comment on whatever they find interesting.

Adult Basic Education and Training

31 Jan

We are thrilled to announce that our Adult Basic Education and Training classes have started again. Our facilitators are all trained by Maryland Literacy Centre and they teach basic literacy and numeracy, as well as English. We now have a Wednesday evening class from 5.30pm-7.00pm, as well as the regular Friday morning classes.

Masivuke Organic Food Garden

30 Jan

The Masivuke organic food garden run by Linah and other women from the community is now supplying the local restaurant with fresh lettuce everyday. Here is a photo of her grandchild, Seko, in the garden!

New van for Emmanuel Educare

30 Jan

Our Principal, Mrs Eleanor Lawrence, has a new van for our pre-school Emmanuel Educare. It was bought with funds raised at a concert called Seven Days of Creation, performed by Emmanuel Educare children and Reddam School, as well as a donation from Willow Creek Church in the USA.

Home Based Care Program

30 Jan

Our carers each received a supermarket voucher as a gift of appreciation from one of our funders, Willow Creek, for the wonderful work they have been doing! Here is a photo. (We have 7 home based carers, including a full-time community healthcare worker, and a nurse who co-ordinates the program, as well as 4 relief workers). 4 of […]

We have a new website

25 Oct
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Happy New Year! As you may have noticed we have been busy getting our website re-designed for the start of our action packed year. Our marvelous new website is driven by a powerful content management system. This means it is now far easier for us to update the website with our news, stories, upcoming events […]