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HOPE Cape Town Newsletter Nr. 5/2015

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. Family Health Days for Blikkiesdorp
2. Welcome to new HOPE Cape Town Champion
3. New Soccer Kits for Blikkiesdorp United
4. Donation to The Carel Du Toit Centre
5. Happy Birthday Aunty Gairo
6. School Uniforms for Primary School in Klipheuwe

1. Family Health Days for Blikkiesdorp

HOPE Cape Town is proud to partner with the Signal Hill Rotary Club for the Rotary Family Health Days held at Blikkiesdorp from 7 to 9 October. Together we are using our containers in Blikkiesdorp as a base to bring the community essential health services including: HIV Testing, TB Screening, STI Screening and Counselling. HOPE Cape Town Community Health Workers and our Rotary colleagues are hard at work serving the community.


2. Welcome to new HOPE Cape Town Champion

Maggie Andresen (USA)

HOPE Cape Town welcomes Maggie Andresen as our HOPE Champion and wish her well with her efforts to promote HOPE Cape Town in the USA. Maggie Andresen is an award winning student of photojournalism currently studying at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America. She has worked and been published in Philadelphia and New York area publications. This summer, Maggie was lucky enough to work in South Africa doing documentary work with AIDS orphans and HIV positive mothers. She aspires to one day work internationally as a documentary photographer. Maggie has committed to supporting the work that HOPE Cape Town does and to spread our message of hope throughout the USA.


3. New Soccer Kits for Blikkiesdorp United

Thank you to our German visitors, Nico Krukenberg and his parents, who donated soccer kits to the Blikkiesdorp Soccer Club. 


4. Donation to The Carel Du Toit Centre

HOPE Cape Town recently donated 51 school jackets to The Carel du Toit Centre keeping the children warm from the cold. We were glad that we could support these children who have hearing and speech difficulties.


5. Happy Birthday Aunty Gairo

Today we celebrated the 60th Birthday of one of our HOPE Community Health Care workers. Gaironessa Abrahams has been working for HOPE Cape Town in the Delft South community since 2009. She is passionate and energetic and enjoys working with children. Gairo requested to continue working for HOPE Cape Town, despite reaching the official retirement age. We wish her a year ahead filled with health and happiness.


6. School Uniforms for Primary School in Klipheuwe

Recently we gave out school uniforms for 175 children at a Primary School in Klipheuwel.

Klipheuwel is a small rural village located 15km north of Durbanville, Cape Town and consists of an area with brick houses, but the majority of the people here live in shacks without running water and toilets in dwellings.

About 2300 people live in Klipheuwel, 55 % of them are black, and 39 % are coloured. 57% of people in Klipheuwel live in shacks. The unemployment rate is 30%.

Klipheuwel is served medically by a mobile clinic which operates out of Durbanville Clinic. Some residents of Klipheuwel visit the Fisantekraal Clinic if they can afford the transport. Both clinics have a HOPE Community Health Worker who are part of the mobile clinic team.

The children, Principal and teachers were delighted with our visit and could not believe that we would like to give out much needed jackets and school uniforms. Many children are coming to school – also in the current winter - only with short skirts or shorts and without jackets and feel very cold.

We thank our sponsors Lions Club Voerde, Kamghe Gaba/My Chain for Happiness and the Saarland State Youth Choir for their donations which made this possible.


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