Greytown Child welfare AGM news

2015-07-01 06:05
Elected members on the minutes.

Elected members on the minutes. Photo: supplied

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AT the 52nd annual general meeting of the Greytown Child Welfare Society on 27th June, the president, Mr R. Maharaj reported that the year had been eventful “with continuing suffering, thus creating a vast need in the area of operation resources of society were once again stretched to the limit to provide for those affected”.

Major problems relating to family disorganisation had to be tackled but the societyand#039;s efforts were hampered by inadequate resources and economic dependency.

Despite this the society, the president said, had recorded­ another year of good service to the community.

Among the cases handled were abandoned children, orphans, family conflict, drugs and abuse, etc.

The major challenge faced in processing problems­ was the delay from the Dundee office (Umzinyathi) in extension orders­, misprint of foster parentand#039;s names etc., 87 reports were submitted to court for children court inquiries - 45 children were found to be in need of care and placed in alternate care.

In the Kranskop Child Welfare office 27 children were found to be in need of care and placed in foster care - 89 reports were submitted to Dundee with 69 extension orders processed.

The pre-school run by Kranskop is now in its 38th year and is facing challenges with enrollment as it has to compete with many crèches in the area.

Office bearers elected as follows - president: Mr R.Maharaj. Vice-presidents Miss M. Bridgebookan and Mr Madonsela. Secretary, Miss Balwanth. Treasurer: Mr M. Pillay. Patrons: Mrs Ajoodja, Mr A. Aheer, Mr B.D. Roopai. Members: Miss N.Hemraj, Mrs M.Maharaj, Ms.R.Chetty, Ms S.Rajpaul, Miss C.B. Khumalo, Mr D.J. Lembede, Miss P. Ahmed, and Mr S. Zondi

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