Greytown Child Welfare AGM

2018-07-11 06:01

THIS year marks the 55th anniversary of the Greytown Welfare Society, which has served the needs of the aged, children and families these past years.

In his address at the AGM last Saturday, president R. Maharaj said the past year had been a trying one as poverty has become increasingly prevalent but the society had and would continue to meet the challenges.

Casework undertaken over the past year included handling 42 abandoned children; six sexual abuse cases; eight orphans and 20 instances of family conflict and many more.

One hundred reports were submitted to the Children's Court inquiries and 52 children were found to be in need of care and protection.

A total of 185 home visits were conducted to monitor beneficiaries with 119 parenting programmes delivered to improve parenting, stop abuse and build foster relationships.

In the Kranskop sub office the same services were undertaken successfully.

The pre/nursery school classes, which have been run by the society for the past 40 years, are registered as an ECD centre with a feeding scheme also being in place for the children.

Maharaj was re-elected president and the following form the committee.

Patron — Mrs A. Ajoodha

Vice chair — Mrs M. Bridgebookan

Treasurer — Mr I.J.M. Archer

Secretary — Miss S. Balwanth

Medical officer — Dr. R. Bauchoo

Members — Mrs T. Pillay, Ms A. Hariparsad, Mr V. Bridgebookan, Ms S. Rajpaul, Miss P. Ndlovu, Miss R. Chetty, Miss N. Hemraj and Mr J.H. Vos.

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