Care centre demonstrates unconditional love

2016-07-12 06:05
 Photo: supplied Workshop graduates (back) with their certificates, and Ekhayalethu staff.

Photo: supplied Workshop graduates (back) with their certificates, and Ekhayalethu staff.

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EKHAYALETHU Care Centre, a registered non-profit organisationin conjunction with the Department of Social Development, under the Pinetown district, recently held a three-day school holiday workshop where various issues, including drugs, HIV, Aids, education and career guidance were discussed.
This workshop was attended by KwaNgcolosi, Pinetown and surrounding area communities.

Ekhayalethu founder Sbonelo Ngema said: “The event was a huge success and many pupils from various schools showed interest in this event.
“At the workshop I advised the youth about life and the importance of knowing what they want in life. We also gave them certificates as a token of appreciation as well as to encourage them to be active individuals in the community.”

Ekhayalethu Care Centre was established in 2006.
“I realised that in my community there are many disadvantaged children and most of them are without parents.
“The centre is a non-residential hub that provides food parcels, school uniforms and clothing for children in the Highway area. At the moment we do not have a residence, however, we are office-based and help 45 to 60 children on our database. We recently embarked on another project and opened a crèche and we are in progress to open a chronic diseases management clinic..

“The centre also has a skills development project which generates income for most of our clients. We conduct brick-making, tent-hiring and camping projects. All our projects are based on funders and sponsorship.”

He said the crèche was built with the help of centre members however, they need electrical appliances.

To Ekhayalethu, contact Ngema on 082 486 5664 or email ekhayalethucares@gmail.com

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