New org to help others

2015-06-16 06:01
Parents participate in the Bright Start community workshop programme, a Hout Bay-based organisation. 

PHOTO: 
Hout Bay partnership

Parents participate in the Bright Start community workshop programme, a Hout Bay-based organisation. PHOTO: Hout Bay partnership

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A new community organisation, the Hout Bay Partnership (HBP), promises to find a path for Hout Bay to solve its most pressing challenges.

The HBP, an apolitical and independently governed organisation, was launched on Tuesday last week.

It is comprised of representative members of the Hout Bay residential and business community who “share an approach to collaborative problem-solving”.

The HBP wants to work with the provincial government and the City of Cape Town on programmes that improve the lives of all of Hout Bay’s residents.

At the launch the the organisation awarded ten grants of R10 000 each to projects that are uplifting the Hout Bay community. The winners of the grants will also received mentorship, support and exposure from the HBP. The projects are:

. Amoyo Performing Arts Foundation – a life-skills development programme

. City of Refuge – a sports development programme

. Bright Start – a community workshops programme

. Mas-Ree Community Catering – catering assistance

. Workspace T.E.N. Project – skills training project

. Sistahood Girls Club – mentorship for teen girls

. Harvest Youth Project – youth development centre

. The Underdog Project – coaching youths through dog training

. Proudly Hout Bay Women’s League – assisting women with societal and family problems

. Thrive – sustainable food garden kits

The HBP’s interim CEO, Rolfe Eberhard, says: “We are very pleased to be launching the Hout Bay Partnership by giving these grants to the inspiring and uplifting community organisations who are making a difference in Hout Bay.

“We are confident that these initiatives will benefit the community and that the money will be well spent.”

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