Our mission is to empower the residents of Westlake, Cape Town, South Africa.

Through empowerment, education, skills development programs and home based care, so that it will become a self-sustaining, thriving community.

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20130524 quilts receivedWestlake United Church Trust (WUCT) is an award winning Non-Profit Organisation that employs 60 people at its multi-service facility.

Westlake is hidden behind business and upmarket residential complexes where WUCT acts as the hub of the 12000 residents of the community. In Rhoda Kadalie’s words, “WUCT is evidence of a community taking its destiny into its own hands”.

The WUCT project addresses issues of extreme poverty, ill health, early childhood development, unemployment and social issues through 3 arms:

  • Emmanuel Educare pre-school catering for up to 210 children
  • Home-Based Care (HBC) programme supporting 350 people, with the carers conducting on average 2000 home visits per month
  • Community Advice Office provides the community with pamphlets and information and serves, on average, 400 people per month.

Financial Results

WUCT is blessed to be the vehicle to make a difference to the community of Westlake Village and we are thankful to all our sponsors, donors, volunteers and local churches who enable us to do this.  We are grateful to be able to offer employment to 55 people and excited that we can give 180 children the best possible start to their education, and that we can feed them every day.


06 Jul

We are working with Rachel Teanby to keep you safe this winter. To receive a free high visibility cycle vest, please bring your bicycle to the Westlake Commando Hall security gate and ask to speak with Chris Van Wyk who will give you a vest. Stay safe!”’