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Women’s Day 2018

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Children’s rooms beautified

Tia, Tammy and her mom took on the challenge to beautify the bedrooms of the children as part of a school project. Special thanks to Tia and her family for making the children feel special.

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Special time for babies

Special time for babies, supported by members from the community. Babies are really thriving. Thank you ladies.

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Heideveld School Outreach

Heideveld school outreach. The learners from the neighboring school collected food items and donated it to our home. Special thanks to all the learners and teachers who supported this initiative. It is much appreciated. A few of the matriculates dropped off the donation today. 

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10 Years Service Award

Zameka Duka and Gloria Makalima both received their 10 years service award in July and August respectively.

 

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Magic of Madiba

“What counts in Life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others. That will determine the significance of the Life we lead. “ Nelson Mandela – add quote from Madiba and a picture of him with the pictures I will send on some interaction pictures of that day.

To many, the Madiba Magic was captured in his warm smile whenever he encountered people from all walks of life. Everyone grinned as they recall the much-loved memory of Madiba in a brightly-coloured shirt, doing the ‘Madiba Shuffle’.

There are a number of things that made Madiba Magic real, from his ability to treat everyone he met with kindness to the pivotal role he played in setting South Africa free from Apartheid. A great man, he was, and anyone who ever met him will testify with respect that his presence inspired them, as the moments they shared with him remain forever magical.

His legacy lives on and transforms South Africans into “Do good Minions” every year around the 18th July 2018. This week we were blessed with donations of products/ groceries from Sappi & National Security, lunch prepared by the Tsogo Sun Cullinan / Soup for supper from the Westin hotel, group of painters from ‘The Order of St Lazarus and all the groups that came in to physically help care for the children – Red Cross nurses on Monday, Standard Bank on Tuesday and Sappi arranging a fun morning with the children dramatizing a story book on Wednesday.

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Water Saving initiatives

We would like to thank everyone for the donations of water that we have been receiving since the water crises in Cape Town made it’s headway. We received assistance through Disaster Management for non –potable water, that we will be using for the cisterns/ lawn , Still water through Waterwise –and water4capetown donated 2 x 2500litre Jo-Jo tanks and 50 x 5 litre bottles. This is besides the efforts wrt donations of water from Gift of the givers and the water and hand sanitisers from Dis-chem foundation. No Flush from Albex to spray in toilets to lessen flushing – All this is besides our combined efforts of the staff/children carrying the bottles of water to the bathroom on a daily basis, our staff having to educate the children why not to waste water and the concerted efforts of staff to use the laundry grey water for the lawn and the garden ensuring a green lawn for the children to play on.

 

The water consumption is monitored daily and now we are able to keep track and ensure that City of Cape town billing is based on an actual reading instead of an estimation.

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Partnerships in Health care

Nursing students visited the home , examining the children and enjoying their time with our children. The students really valued their experience and we will gladly continue this partnership.

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Clinical Sciences Practice afternoon reflections

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Reflection summary for Christine Revell

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Local golfers causing damage to Children’s home windows

On arrival at work on Monday, 7th April 2018, I was informed of the Indoor Playroom window that was broken. Upon investigation, we found that sometime over the weekend, persons that played Golf on the side of the building (either in Spes Bona School grounds or from the field behind Spes Bona school)  caused us this broken window costing us R 950.00 to repair.  We would just like to appeal to the person’s responsible to please be careful and take cognisance of the damage they caused. The children could not play in the area for three days as we needed to ensure that all the glass splinters were removed and the glass replaced. We asking residents in the area please be on the look out if they see these people playing golf on the fields in close proximity to our children’s home.

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