Showing posts from July, 2017

Project Update: Village of Hope’s pursuit of full registration as a Child and Youth Care Centre.

Project Update:  Village of Hope Since having joined the Thembalitsha team in 2015, Tim Afrika, Project Manager had been tasked with the possibility of exploring Village of Hopes registration with the Department of Social Development. In this time, trying to understand the registration process, Tim made contact with DSD’s regional head, Mr Jurine Blankenberg who had advised the exploration of various options while studying legislation. VOH was introduced to an array of Mr Blankenberg’s colleagues and fellow social workers within in the greater Grabouw area, resulting in well-established working relationships with all social work organisations, which we now hold today. After a lengthy process, the application documents had been delivered to the DSD offices on the 21 st September 2015 after which we received conditional registration for the 28 th July 2016, which was then later extended to the 30 th of June 2017. This July, Village of Hope has been granted full registration

Mandela Day 2017!

"It is time for new hands to lift the burdens. It is in your hands now." – Nelson Mandela Nelson Mandela dedicated 67 years of his life to  help  improve our country and make the world a better place. It was suggested we take 67 minutes out of our day and dedicate that time and effort and do our best to help improve conditions in our community and furthermore, our country. Mandela's Birthday is known as Mandela Day, a devotion to service.    At Thembalitsha we had quite a buzz of activity on Tuesday, 18 July 2017: ·    Imperial Managed Logistics, as well as family and friends of Mama Themba, gave a fresh look to an old fence at Mama Themba with a lick of paint. Dulux Somerset West also contributed to this by keeping material costs to a minimum. ·    HML Strand worked at Agape Educare, where they assisted with the sanding and varnishing of our little learner’s classrooms and also cleaned the beds in the vegetable gardens. ·    The One Day Only