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HOPE Cape Town Newsletter Nr. 4/ 2015

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. Visit to GLM Crèche: Blikkiesdorp
2. HOPE Cape Town supports Holy Family Child and Youth Development Centre
3. Official Launch of HOPE to Home
4. HOPE Cape Town volunteer, Miss Earth South Africa semi-finalist
5. HOPE Cape Town brings joy to the children at Blikkiesdorp Crèche

1. Visit to GLM Crèche: Blikkiesdorp

What a privilege it was to visit GLM (God Loves Me) Crèche in Blikkiesdorp recently. The crèche has been running for about 2 years in a marque near the play area.  
There are about 50 children, in the care of the dynamic Didi April and her amazing staff of lady volunteers.  Didi is also studying early childhood development, while running the crèche!  
Apart from some tables and chairs, the crèche has been running with no toys or equipment.  The staff and children were so delighted to receive our donation of a CD player and 2 boxes of toys.  
The smiles on their faces say it all.

2. HOPE Cape Town supports Holy Family Child and Youth Development Centre

 HOPE Cape Town recently brought joy to the children of the Holy Family Child and Youth Development Centre in Manenberg where we donated school uniforms and jackets to hundreds of deserving children.

3. Official Launch of HOPE to Home

 It was with great excitement that we were able to officially launch HOPE Cape Town's  new project called "HOPE to Home" which is based in Tygerberg Hospital this week after the weekly Tygerberg Paediatric doctors meeting. 
The launch followed on an 18 month trial phase.
Approximately 40 Paediatric doctors were present including consultants, registrars, medical officers and interns. Four nursing sisters were also able to join us for a cup of coffee, a muffin and a short talk on HOPE to Home.
HOPE to Home aims to augment the paediatric services already provided by the hospital with additional counselling, liaising between the hospital structures and the community clinics and practical support. Our focus is on children who are HIV positive and those infected with TB. We have identified a need in these children for extra support for both the care givers and the children themselves in terms of understanding their disease, the importance of their medication and the need for a smooth, uninterrupted transition back into the community in order to maintain good adherence and retention in care. 
The HOPE to Home team comprising of Sonia, Mariam and a medical doctor, work from an office in G7 and encourage Tygerberg doctors and nurses to refer children to the project by means of a short, simple referral form. Once the child/caregiver has been seen and helped in whatever way is necessary, a feedback form will be placed in the child's file informing the team as to what has been done.
We look forward to many years of being a useful service to Tygerberg Hospital and the surrounding communities in helping HIV +ve children successfully adhere to their treatment programme and to retain them in the correct cascade of care.

4. HOPE Cape Town volunteer, Miss Earth South Africa semi-finalist

Miss Earth South Africa semi-finalist and Hope Cape Town volunteer,  Ms Sakhe Silwana recently spent a day in Blikkiesdorp planting trees and vegetables and assisted with the vegetable garden to help support the HOPE Cape Town soup kitchen for the needy residents of Blikkiesdorp.
Thank you Sakhe!

5. HOPE Cape Town brings joy to the children at Blikkiesdorp Crèche

HOPE Cape Town recently handed over a cd player, lego sets and food hampers to the children from the Blikkiesdorp Crèche.
We are thankful to Hastens Beds South Africa who have committed to supporting this crèche with a monthly donation in order for the children to be provided with breakfast daily while at the crèche.
We are also most grateful to our board member, Mr Hardy Fiebig who facilitated a donation of a container load of cd players, radios and toys from the German company, Kompernaß Handelsgesellschaft mbH.
Only with your support can we support others.


Upcoming Events

HOPE Gala Dresden (10th Anniversary)

31st October 2015 
Ball of HOPE - 2016
14th May 2016
Thank You
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Best Wishes, 
HOPE Cape Town team

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