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EDUCATION INTERVENTION AIMS TO ELEVATE PRIMARY SCHOOLING ON THE WEST COAST

April 2021, West Coast

An integrated education programme is being implemented at two primary schools on the West Coast, with the aim of accommodating all learners and building towards an inclusive learning environment.  This programme helps in preparation for Departmental Assessments in foundation phase teaching and kicked off at Holvlei and Hopefield Primary last year. READ MORE

COMMUNITY FOOD GARDENS FLOURISH

Prince Alfred Hamlet, April 2021

Oppie Koppie Crèche in Prince Alfred Hamlet is one of eleven community food garden programme beneficiaries, which kicked off six months ago. The Crèche has successfully incorporated the food garden programme into their curriculum, allowing the young children in the community to learn and reap enjoyment from their own food garden.READ MORE

MOBILE CLINIC RESUMES VISITS TO COMMUNITY CRÈCHES

The mobile outreach programme by the Healthy Mom and Baby Clinic (HMBC), is resuming its visits to community crèches and Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres this month, following an extended hiatus owing to the health pandemic.READ MORE

BUSINESS FUNDING TO SUPPORT LOCAL EMPLOYMENT AND HELP THE ENVIRONMENT

Funding to help support a local small business that employs directly from the surrounding communities, which also benefits the environment, is a perfect fit for Klipheuwel Wind Farm’s Economic Development Programme. The newest beneficiary, Khunye Contractors, tackle the ever-important duty of clearing alien vegetation, on behalf of the Department of Environmental Affairs, in the Theewaterskloof Municipality, which is essential considering the Western Cape’s scarce water resources.READ MORE

UBUNTU LIES AT THE HEART OF THE GRABOUW COMMUNITY

The small community of Grabouw will soon have its own resident female dentist.  24-year old Jillian Uren, who successfully achieved a Bachelor of Dental Surgery at the end of last year, is doing her community service at St Apollinaris Hospital in Kwa-Zulu Natal, before heading back to her home to work and serve her community.READ MORE

WEST COAST SCHOOL FEEDING PROGRAMME CONTINUES

Umoya Energy Wind Farm has announced that they will continue supporting and funding the Peninsula School Feeding Association’s Adopt-a-School Feeding Programme, which supports over 400 primary and high school learners.  Simultaneously this West Coast wind farm announced funding to construct and equip a freestanding kitchen at Louwville High School. READ MORE

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