TCW receives national recognition

2016-06-09 06:00
The front of CWSA’s Vikelela Abantwana featuring the work of Tongaat Child Welfare. Photo: supplied

The front of CWSA’s Vikelela Abantwana featuring the work of Tongaat Child Welfare. Photo: supplied

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THE Tongaat Child and Family Welfare Society (TCW) were given the national platform they deserve recently, when their tireless efforts in social work was celebrated by Child Welfare South Africa (CWSA) in their bi-monthly newsletter for April and May.

A number of flagship projects undertaken by TCW received recognition in CWSA’s Vikelela Abantwana publication.

The English translation of the newsletter’s name is ‘protect children’, which accurately describes the mission of staff at TCW, who were featured on the front page.

The feature included the NGO’s ‘Children’s Fund Breakfast Programme’, which sees that 2500 children are fed a meal every day.

Other programmes that also received a special mention included the launching of the Teenagers Against Drug Abuse (TADA) initiative, which seeks to educate young people about the social and health risks that come with drug abuse and the annual principals meeting, which supports teachers in the local community.

TCW’s Buffelsdale homework centre, Sarasvati homework centre and Truro homework and computer centre were also acknowledged as important social development programmes run by the NGO, which focus on personal growth through education.

Harold Maistry, TCW president said that the feature in the national newsletter was a wonderful boost for the local NGO and a reminder of their commitment to social upliftment.

“This truly was an excellent opportunity for us at TCW as it recognised and showcased our work and helped to put our organisation on the map as a leading social welfare service provider,” said Maistry.

“The diligence and relative success with which we serve the most vulnerable in our community is due to the tireless support of our staff, patrons, volunteers, board of management and the wider Tongaat community. We could not do the work we do if it was not for your dedication,” he added.

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