Katlego opens toy library school uniform shop at Blikkies
HOPE Hero, Katlego Maboe recently officiated the opening of HOPE Cape Town’s Toy Library at the Blikkiesdorp Community Crèche. According to HOPE Cape Town Donor Relations Manager, Fahim Docrat, “this will allow local children to play with high quality toys that would otherwise only be a dream for them, we have also set up a programme to encourage learning through play.”
On the same day, Katlego also officiated the opening of the HOPE Cape Town School Uniform Shop which is an initiative to provide highly subsidised school uniforms to the local community and also donate clothing as the need arises. Docrat added, “We thank Katlego for supporting our initiatives and our donors for making both programmes possible.”
HOPE Cape Town Distributes Trees for Arbour Week
Ten grape, orange, peach and fig trees as well as a box of spinach, onion, cabbage and beetroot seeds were distributed to various projects that the organisation currently supports including Emily’s Play School and Joyce’s Soup Kitchen in Sir Lowry’s Pass, the Mannenberg Aftercare Centre and the Hope Cape Town Community Outreach Project in Blikkiesdorp.
HOPE Cape Town brings joy to little ones
We started off the distribution process by handing over toys to children at a crèche in Blikkiesdorp. Seeing the children’s faces was fantastic. We also handed over some toys to babies that are under our care at Tygerberg Hospital. We will be distributing more toys and establishing our toy libraries in the coming months.
HOPE Cape Town Mandela Day Breakfast
HOPE Cape Town staff dedicated their time on Mandela day to feeding the children of the Blikkiesdorp community in Delft. We started at around 8am and expected to feed around 200 children. We ended up feeding over 600 children and adults. We also provided fun activities and entertainment for the children. It was truly a moving experience to see how appreciative these little kids were and we are reminded that there is lots more work for us to do.
BEN Africa 2014 Conference
HOPE Cape Town hosted delegates from the Business Ethics Network Africa 2014 Conference.
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.