PCH success stories, and activities

2016-10-05 06:00
PHOTO: supplied  PCH children take part in outdoor activities.

PHOTO: supplied PCH children take part in outdoor activities.

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PCH has over the years experienced many proud moments and success stories. Its children each have unique talents, which they strive to nurture.

The senior boys unit is particularly passionate about sports, including athletics, soccer, paddling, road running and academics. Many of the boys have excelled in school athletics and academics, which they have received various awards for.

Our senior soccer players aspire to become great future players, and some boys have already represented­ their local soccer teams at provincial and national levels.

Many of our soccer players have been selected to tour provincially, and abroad.

The most recent of successes is a senior boy, who had the opportunity to tour, participate and win at a tournament in Dubai.

Another was recently selected to tour in East London in a provincial tournament.

There are many success stories of children who have since left PCH. Two children are completing their third year at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in BA law and BCom accounting. Others have found their feet and are earning an honest living employed within the community.

Some children have participated in leadership courses, and four elected youth representatives from PCH attend the board meetings to act as our children’s voice.

Several have been attending paddling classes and over 20 children graduated with the St John’s level 1 first aid programme. PCH now has weekly training with St John’s for most of the children who have joined that cadet.

One of the greatest achievements of PCH is implementing an organic garden within the facility.

The Happy Earth Garden project consists of an active garden club made up of over 70% of its children, who play a role in weeding, mulching, planting, composting and harvesting as well as maintaining the vegetable garden, which is a constant food source for the PCH kitchen.

Children have visited Dovehouse and Durban Botanical gardens to learn more.

Our children and staff also participate regularly in computer training courses aimed at giving them a head start in a technologically inclined world. With the help of Alert Engine the PCH resource centre is maintained and kept in good working condition.

Linked to the educational programmes is the regular book club that hosts fun activities and guests. Children enjoy the Fundza books, which PCH receives quarterly.

PCH has also partnered with the local library, and the majority of the children are members of the Woodlands Library.

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