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HOPE Cape Town Newsletter Nr. 4/ 2014

Dear HOPE Cape Town Friends

We are pleased to bring you the latest edition of our newsletter.

In this edition:

- Latest News
- Upcoming Events
- Thank You


In this issue
1. HOPE Cape Town donated a box of toys for the children at Mfuleni Clinic. HOPE Community Health Worker, Noxolo Sagcasana and Sister Nel.
2. HOPE Cape Town attending the annual Tygerberg Children's Hospital Interfaith Thanksgiving Service led by Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu.
3. Visiting from Berlin
4. HOPE Cape Town participates at German School Bazaar
5. HOPE Gala Dresden Raises R1.5 million for HOPE Cape Town
6. Press Conference for HOPE Gala Dresden 2014
7. BEN-Africa Conference 2014 comes to HOPE Cape Town
8. Visit from Dresden
9. Thank you for donation from Selm/Germany
10. Upcoming Events

1. HOPE Cape Town donated a box of toys for the children at Mfuleni Clinic. HOPE Community Health Worker, Noxolo Sagcasana and Sister Nel.



2. HOPE Cape Town attending the annual Tygerberg Children's Hospital Interfaith Thanksgiving Service led by Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu.


3. Visiting from Berlin

Today, we welcome a tour group from the travel agency “Your Africa” in Blikkiesdorp. They were on a round trip in South Africa and made station in Cape Town on their way back home and they did not want to leave Cape Town without visiting HOPE Cape Town. 

We have welcomed the group in Blikkiesdorp, and Kerstin gave at first an overview about the work of HOPE Cape Town and presented our community project in Blikkiesdorp to them. Then we went on a tour through Blikkiesdorp. The group was impressed by the work that HOPE Cape Town is doing and could get an idea of the situation on the ground during the tour in Blikkiesdorp. 

They also recognized the importance of the work HOPE Cape Town is doing for the people in Blikkiesdorp. 

A big thank you goes to all group members for the very generous donations. We wish the whole group a safe fly back to Berlin. 


4. HOPE Cape Town participates at German School Bazaar

 HOPE Cape Town was invited to take part at the annual Bazaar of the International German School in Cape Town. The Bazaar took place on 1 November 2014. We shared the booth with the Mediterranean Villa, ISUNA Ceramic and the German speaking Catholic Community Cape Town. The Bazaar was well attended and our colourful booth attracted lots of visitors.

          


5. HOPE Gala Dresden Raises R1.5 million for HOPE Cape Town

 HOPE Cape Town, received a major financial boost from its annual gala event held in Dresden, Germany at the weekend. The HOPE Gala Dresden raised R1.5 million which will help the organisation continue to support the communities of the Western Cape with its various programmes including research, feeding schemes, toy libraries, resistance testing and 25 HOPE Community Health Workers who are active in the field.

The event which was attended by more than 800 guests from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and South Africa included celebrities, the Executive Mayor of Dresden, the German National Minister of the Interior and Head of UNICEF Germany, was a huge success and not only raised funds but also created an international awareness of the challenges that South Africa still faces in terms of dealing with HIV/Aids and TB and the related social ills.

According to the organisations founder and Chair of HOPE Cape Town Trust, Rev Father Stefan Hippler, “We are thankful to all our supporters who make it possible to bring HOPE to so many. We still have a long way to go and there is an ever increasing need to expand our services. With the continued support of our international friends and the South African public, we are committed to making a difference in the communities we serve.”


6. Press Conference for HOPE Gala Dresden 2014

 Rev Father Stefan Hippler with Viola Klein and friends of HOPE Cape Town.







7. BEN-Africa Conference 2014 comes to HOPE Cape Town

 HOPE Cape Town hosted delegates from the Business Ethics Network Africa 2014 Conference yesterday.


BEN-Africa currently has members in 25 African countries. National chapters have been established in Botswana, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, Cameroon and Ethiopia.



 

BEN-Africa also provides members with the opportunity to participate in generating new knowledge and expertise. This is done through a number of research projects including and HIV/AIDS project.
 


HOPE Cape Town presented our work in communities of Manenberg and Blikkiesdorp, where delegates had an opportunity to hear about the conditions from the residents themselves as well as time spent reflecting on their experience.
 


8. Visit from Dresden

 In October a group of geography students from TU Dresden visited HOPE Cape Town. They were on a study trip in Namibia and made a pitstop in Cape Town on their way back home. Once they were in Cape Town they did not want to leave without visiting HOPE Cape Town.

We gave the group a tour of our activities with Kerstin first giving an overview about the work of HOPE Cape Town and presented our community project in Blikkiesdorp to them. Then we went on a tour through Blikkiesdorp and right away, the aspiring teachers befriended the children of Blikkiesdorp.

A big thank you goes to all group members for the very generous donations. We received a stove, pots, gas bottle and several other items. We hope that all group members safely arrived in Germany.


9. Thank you for donation from Selm/Germany

  “The "Reuter family" in Selm is supporting HOPE Cape Town since years - a donation tin in their shop "Felix Knümann" gives their clients the chance to donate the change. A big Thank you goes to the great people in Selm. In the picture: Christian, Mechthild und Herbert Reuter together with Rev Fr Stefan. 


10. Upcoming Events

Ball of HOPE - 2015

16th May 2015

 

HOPE Gala Dresden (10th Anniversary)

31st October 2015

 

www.hopegala.de

 

3. Thank You

 

Please visit our website www.hopecapetown.com regularly, keep up to date about HOPE Cape Town and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

http://www.Facebook.com/hope.Capetown

http://apps.Facebook.com/causes/339124/77594938?m=1a240be5

http://Twitter.com/HopeCapeTown

 

 

Best Wishes, 
HOPE Cape Town team


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