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Westlake has a new Primary School!

16 Apr
Lorraine Bailey with Grade 4 pupils

There was much excitement on Monday (11 April) when the new Westlake Primary School opened its doors. Children queued in the hall to register for classes while parents curiously explored. Other children waited in the quad before being led to their classroom where the air was filled with the smell of paint, new carpets and […]

Linah, champion gardener!

23 Feb
We've got water

Linah Jokazi, champion gardener for the Masivuke organic garden project at Westlake, showed us a massive pumpkin weighing 15kgs, which she recently harvested in her garden. Linah will be moving soon to a new allotment and her current garden will be transformed into a playground for the children. Meanwhile to help her pump water from […]

Emmanuel Educare Renovations

30 Aug
Emmanuel Educare renovations 005

Renovations to Emmanuel Educare are well underway – thanks to the National Lottery and some individuals who have given generous financial donations towards this project. The building work should be completed in Dec 2010 and we will have wonderful facilities consisting of 6 brand new classrooms, a new kitchen and toilets for 180 children, aged […]

Indoor sports day for the elderly.

05 Aug
Capricorn Group - July '10

Beatrice, the facilitator of our chronic disease support groups, organised an indoor sports day in our hall on Fri 30 July ’10. She invited Living Hope, whose Capricorn group joined us, as well as Dreyersdal Park. They all had banners, war cries, and there was much fun and laughter with vuvuzelas, etc! Dreyersdal Park won, […]

Computer Course Graduation

04 Aug
Yamkela Mkhosana

Saturday, 31 July ’10, will be remembered as a memorable day for 12 students who graduated, some with flying colours, from our very first computer training course held at Westlake. Dell SA donated 14 brand new computers in April and these were put to good use when Silulo Ulutho IT, a company based in Khayelitsha, ran the 3 month […]

World Cup – Our carers enjoy the fan mile!

19 Jul
On the train

We took the carers to the Waterfront during the World Cup and as you can see, we all had a great time walking the fan mile to the stadium! There was an awesome atmosphere, particularly as Holland were playing Cameroon at the stadium, so there was thousands of people everywhere, lots of entertainment, bands playing, […]

Health March

19 Jul

Beatrice Matthews, our facilitator of the Chronic Disease of lifestyle support group, invited members of the Dreyersdal Park support group to join the Westlake group on a health march through Westlake village. As you can see from the photos, the weather was fabulous and they had a good time! On the way, our carers gave […]