The ECD and Aftercare celebrated Valentine’s day in style – making their own cards to take home to family and friends.
Our four Aftercare Centres reopened in January. It is good to have a safe space where the children can go after school and have fun, a meal and have assistance to do their homework.
Our School Support Groups have started again in 2024. One of the High school groups in Zwelibomvu having fun together before getting down to some of the more serious discussions about their rules, fears and expectations for the forthcoming year. Purity Khwela is the Group’s Mentor.
At the end of November and early December, many year end parties and even some graduations were celebrated in all the Centres and the Groups. Learners from Weavers Nest Preschool at Highbury Preparatory School donated gifts for all the children in our ECD Centres for Christmas. A big Thank you to them and all our
KwaNdengezi U12 Soccer Club were very excited to show off their new soccer kit. The After school club is a project sponsored by McCords Trust. The KwaNdengezi team meets every Friday with their Coach, Mbongeni.
In November, 10 unemployed youth from our communities attended a four day Woodworking workshop. Here they are displaying some of their finished products. The youth were also shown how to make a bed, which they kindly donated to one of our clients in Zwelibomvu. Mr. X is an amputee patient and up till then had
COC in partnership with iKhwezi Lokukhanya Community Resource Centre held a Heritage day event in Zwelibomvu on the 29th September. It was attended by 94 youth and adults plus representatives from KwaNdengezi Police Services, Zwelibomvu clinic, SANCA and Utopia Wellness. Presentations were made on the topics of Rape and Drug abuse. The youth were encouraged to
COC in partnership with Thornwood Umphakathi Community Organisation (TUCO) organised a Heritage Day event on the 27th September. Over 100 learners attended the event. A number of our network partners were also represented at the event, namely: the local church, Mpola Clinic, Thornwood library, Pinetown Child Welfare and Teachers from two local schools. The purpose of the
On 1st September COC, together with Love and Care Centre (KwaNdengezi CBO) and Khayalami Network Centre, hosted a Career Expo for learners from Grades 6 to 12 from the three local schools. 157 learners attended the event. There were many guest speakers present who spoke about their own careers, the studies needed to enter that