Centre of Concern
School Feeding Schemes & Soup Kitchens
Since 2005 we feed over 200 children a day at Aaron Gqadu Secondary School in Kwazakhele. By feeding these little souls we have found that there is a drop in the rate of absenteeism. We also supply food for the St Augustine’s Play and Learn Centre affording these children a cooked meal each day.
Our soup kitchens in Gqebera provide bread and mugs of coffee feeding up to 1400 people per month.
In addition, each month we pack over 125 food parcels for the poor and needed these are distributed to pensioners, the unemployed and HIV/AIDS sufferers. We also have bigger food parcels that amount to distribute to our AIDS orphans. We are always in need of volunteers to help pack the parcels each month.
Our Ruth Centre ministers to the elderly and offers different skills including crafts, literacy and numeracy classes. Our Home Care ministry cares for house bond elderly in Walmer Township we aim to assist these folks with taking them a cooked meal, ensuring they are washed and fed and when necessary transported to the either the Clinic or hospital.
Ruth Centre & Home Care
St Augustine’s Play & Learn Centre
Built in 2006 through funds made available by the Savage Trust, at present has 54 learners. The facility caters for children from low income families and a minimal fee of R200.00 per month is charged for school fees.
We have two Havens which house a number of orphans from all ages until they matriculate at the age of 18.
Clothing & Household Goods
All second-hand clothing, bedding, toys etc. are carefully collected and sorted to be distributed to those in need. Blankets and jerseys are collected to distribute at the beginning of winter.
Isandla Encincedayo Sewing Group (Training and Development)
Our aim has always been to empower vulnerable women with a skill to enable them to start their own business and to be able to provide for their families. Beginners are taught to make peg bags and aprons.
Khanyisa HIV/Aids Support Group
These ladies meet regularly to develop skills such as sewing, knitting and rugmaking and crochet. The articles they make are for sale or for their own use. Counselling is provided for members who can share their fears, concerns and joys. Material and wool is always welcome for the support of this skills development programme.