Uviwe campaigns make difference in children’s lives

2016-12-07 06:02
The 25 learners in the Girl-Child Project receive gifts from Price Waterhouse Coopers with members from KPMG auditors present at the handover.                  Photo: SUPPLIED

The 25 learners in the Girl-Child Project receive gifts from Price Waterhouse Coopers with members from KPMG auditors present at the handover. Photo: SUPPLIED

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UVIWE Child and Youth Services (formerly known as PE Childline) have initiated an empowering Maths and Science tutoring programme this year for girls from underprivileged communities, specifically the Shauderville and Gelvandale areas.

The programme also included Life Skills programmes. A certificate ceremony was hosted on the November 29 to honour the 25 girls who successfully completed the educational programme and drastically improved their Maths and Science school marks.

The programme saw more than 50 percent of girls improve their school marks from 20 percent to up to 70 percent in results.

Funding and donor support were critical for the continuation of the programme. It received a generous sum of R50 000 from Stein Muller and others such as The Federated Employers Mutual Assurance Company (FEMA) to support the programme’s tutoring, stationery and transportation costs.

During the months of October and November, Uviwe also hosted a ‘’One girl, One gift’’ campaign. The Christmas campaign was aimed at giving sponsored gifts to girls in the Girl-Child project and to those who receive social services in an effort to restore their dignity after many hardships and losses throughout the year.

Girls hailing from communities and families where Christmas gifts and basic needs are often not on a priority list, received gifts from donors such as Price Water House Coopers, KMPG Auditors, Woodridge College and Bay FM.

The gifts were distributed to learners in the Girl-Child Project on the November 29.

Girls between the ages of 14 and 18 on social work caseloads received their gifts on December 2.

Should you wish to donate to or get involved in similar projects, contact Uviwe on 041 453 0441 or uviwe@uviwe.co.za.

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