San Lameer: feeding scheme for orphans grows five-fold

2011-08-09 00:00

PETER Roux is a former missionary for Mission without Borders whose work took him to Romania for several years where he worked with orphaned children.

Last year he became involved in the Sinekhono project, which is a feeding scheme for orphans and children of single parents in the area.

The project runs in the Gcilima, which is four kilometre inland from San Lameer. The project has grown from feeding 30 children two meals a day to more than 150.

A kitchen and eating area have been built to cater for the growing numbers.

The project can receive electricity on a pay-as-you-go basis, in order to run a freezer and fridge.

The project also needs large cooking pots because the existing utensils have become worn-out due to the food being cooked on open fire.

There are gas cylinders, but due to a lack of funds they cannot be filled.

Members of the community who would like to know more about the Sinekhono project should call Roux at 079 911 1153 or via e-mail on

— Witness Reporter.

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.