Instilling the value of giving

                                                                      Photo: suppliedForm 2 pupils collected food for their charity project at Umvoti Aids Centre.
Photo: suppliedForm 2 pupils collected food for their charity project at Umvoti Aids Centre.

OUR 2019 Form 6 Wembley Ambassadors’ motto is “it is better to give than to receive”.

Wembley College was built to house the needs of its local community.

The school is supported by the local community, which is at the heart of why it exists.

Wembley is teaching pupils how to give and care for those in the community who may be less fortunate.

Each year, scholars are encouraged to get involved in outreach programmes and this year there were many touching interactions with the Umvoti community.

Children are close to our hearts and many classes chose to support organisations that assist children.

Letcee is an independent organisation that assists many communities in the Umzinyathi district, including Mbuba, Eshana, Matimatolo, Njengabantu and the Barracks.

At these feeding schemes, there are food gardens, nutrition programmes and homework clubs to facilitate learning after school.

Their mission is to build the confidence and capacity of families and communities to create nurturing environments for their children.

Letcee has six toy libraries, and there are 6 212 children involved in all their programmes, 252 post graduate students registered to study, and 126 play facilities.

Letcee can feed a child for R200 a month.

These projects uplift whole communities.

What a privilege for Wembley College to be part of this amazing organisation.

Another philanthropic project is the Greytown Feeding Project, initiated by the Aheer family 55 years ago, to provide nutritious meals for the disadvantaged. Some of the Wembley scholars served drinks and food at lunchtime.

Two of our classes chose to support Buhle Mvoti at the Umvoti Aids Centre and Magcongco Crèche, which houses 55 children.

Our classes collected supplies and one class visited Buhle Mvoti.

The children at the school thrived off the fun interactions and they live life regardless of the burdens they face each day.

The Kinderhuis Book project is an altruistic endeavour initiated by the Form 2 teachers.

Wembley scholars bring books and create reading circles with the children. The children rotate, giving everyone an opportunity to listen to a different story.

The books are donated to the Kinderhuis library.

From children and books to animals, some of our classes visited the Greytown SPCA.

Wembley scholars collected food and visited the animals at the SPCA.

Lastly, the school visited Arcadia, a home for elderly people who need full time care. There are 30 residents in the home. It is important to be aware of the elderly and their needs.

The year is drawing to an end and our school is collecting donations from parents to support the chosen end of year charity.

Over the years there have been many worthy charities such as the Umvoti Aids Centre, The Umvoti Children’s home, Mowbray School in Umvoti Kloof, Khyalami, Lindelani Creche, Khaelitsha Creche, SPCA, Arcadia, Greytown Feeding Scheme, Philani Creche.

This year we are collecting food, stationary, and paper for Greytown Welfare.

These contributions will be donated at our annual carol service, Hosanna Rock, on Thursday, November 29 at 5.30pm. Please join us for pancakes and cold drinks supplied by the Kinderhuis.

Wembley College is creating responsible citizens who learn to give back to their communities.

We wish everyone a Happy Christmas and prosperous New Year.

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