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MOBILE HEALTH UNIT SERVES RURAL FARMING COMMUNITIES

Cookhouse Wind Farm’s Primary Healthcare Flagship Initiative, a public-private partnership with the Department of Health, is staffing up a mobile clinic, to bring essential healthcare services to the rural farming communities in Bedford and Adelaide. Since the mobile unit came into operation in June 2018, a total of 46 farms have been serviced and treating a total of 2,235 patients, a truly significant impact.READ MORE

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EQUIPPED TO PLAY AND LEARN

June 2019, Humansdorp, Eastern Cape

Changes in lifestyle are affecting childhood experiences.  With the increase in TV and other devices, time for playing outside is diminishing for young children. Many have little space or equipment for essential energetic play at home, and yet playing outside is the best way for young children to develop their emerging physical abilities and confidence, as well as reducing the increasing incidence of obesity.READ MORE

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COMMUNITY-BASED SCHOOL CLUBS ROLL OUT

Following the success of a pilot learner maths club programme, which was implemented in two Hankey community schools during 2018, a full roll out across twelve schools in Hankey, Patensie, Sea Vista and Jeffreys Bay kicked-off this week.READ MORE

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LOCAL DESIGNER ADDS COBBLER TO HER MILLINER BUSINESS

Local Noupoort resident, Martha Ntombi Mosoane, epitomises the spirit of entrepreneurship, grabbing hold of the opportunities that life presents her whilst eliminating hindrances and distractions.  At a time that artisanship’s are being overlooked, Ntombi has learnt the art of millinery and has now added cobbling as another arrow in her quiver.READ MORE

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A VOICE TO SPEAKING OUT ABOUT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN LEAD UP TO CHILD PROTECTION WEEK

In the lead up to National Child Projection Week, 28 to 4 June, a three day children and youth awareness project on domestic violence, was recently held by the South African National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (SANCA), in Loeriesfontein.  The sessions focused on helping children affected by domestic upheaval, better identify, understand and share their troubled emotions. READ MORE

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SCHOOLS NEED SUPPORT FROM THE PRIVATE SECTOR TO ASSIST WITH FUNDING

Following an extended period in which Templeton High School was without a single mathematics teacher, Cookhouse Wind Farm lent a hand to fund this crucial teaching post. Three years later, the school has three mathematics teachers and is excited about the increased uptake of this essential subject.READ MORE

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WIND FARM BENEFICIARY PROGRAMMES TO EXTEND TO TOWNS IN 50KM RADIUS

Umoya Energy Wind Farm, situated close to the historic West Coast town of Hopefield, is home to one of South Africa’s first wind farms. This wind farm’s flagship programme has been benefiting the residents of Hopefield but, with this programme scheduled to draw to a close during 2019, a strategic focus has been placed on expanding socio-economic initiatives to the greater 50km radius towns, which includes Saldanha Bay Local Municipality; Bergriver Municipality, specifically Piketberg; and Swartland Muncipality, specifically the area of Moorreesburg.READ MORE

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