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VALENTINE’S DAY

VALENTINE’S DAY

The ECD and Aftercare celebrated Valentine’s day in style – making their own cards to take home to family and friends.

February 19, 2024
AFTERCARE CENTRES OPEN FOR THE NEW YEAR

AFTERCARE CENTRES OPEN FOR THE NEW YEAR

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

February 19, 2024
ECD CENTRES 2024

ECD CENTRES 2024

Our four ECD Centres opened their doors again in January, with many new little ones joining for the first time.Here they are playing hard, working hard and sleeping hard.

February 19, 2024
2024 – A NEW YEAR, NEW BEGINNINGS

2024 – A NEW YEAR, NEW BEGINNINGS

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

February 19, 2024
LOTS OF CELEBRATIONS AT YEAR END 2023

LOTS OF CELEBRATIONS AT YEAR END 2023

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

February 19, 2024
LEARNING LIFESKILLS AND HAVING FUN THROUGH SPORT

LEARNING LIFESKILLS AND HAVING FUN THROUGH SPORT

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

February 19, 2024
YOUTH SKILLS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

YOUTH SKILLS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

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

February 19, 2024
HERITAGE DAY CELEBRATED IN ZWELIBOMVU

HERITAGE DAY CELEBRATED IN ZWELIBOMVU

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

February 1, 2024
HERITAGE DAY CELEBRATED AT THORNWOOD

HERITAGE DAY CELEBRATED AT THORNWOOD

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

February 1, 2024
CAREER EXPO IN KWANDENGEZI

CAREER EXPO IN KWANDENGEZI

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

February 1, 2024
UKZN Occupational Therapy department visited COC

UKZN Occupational Therapy department visited COC

On 28th August, 4th year students from the UKZN Occupational Therapy department visited COC and shared own ways we could assist children in our programmes who have learning difficulties.  Lots of learning

September 15, 2023
Goodbye to Luyanda

Goodbye to Luyanda

At the end of July, we said goodbye to Luyanda, our ECD Specialist.  Luyanda has been instrumental in getting our ECD Centres to the level they are now and we

September 15, 2023
Learning about animals

Learning about animals

The preschool children at the Zwelibomvu ECD centre learning about animals and their sounds.

September 15, 2023
Weekend Leadership camp

Weekend Leadership camp

40 High school children from our school group programme, attended a weekend Leadership camp.  The purpose of the camps is to equip these teens with the tools necessary to lead

September 15, 2023
Joint sports day event

Joint sports day event

On the 28th of June COC and Sinosizo Siyaphambilie held a joint sports day event which brought together children from both programmes. We thank BMZ for funding the day and  the COC and

September 15, 2023
Community campaign for Child Protection week

Community campaign for Child Protection week

On 25th June, COC,  our partner CBO, Thornwood Umphakathi Care Organisation (TUCO) and other stakeholders held a community campaign for Child Protection week.  The ECD and Aftercare children also took part

September 15, 2023
Fundraising workshop in Freiberg, Germany

Fundraising workshop in Freiberg, Germany

In July, Thulani Zungu (Project Manager) and Jenny Boyce (COC Board Member) along with representatives from three other partner organisations from South Africa, attended a fundraising workshop in Freiberg, Germany.

September 14, 2023
COC received a donation of children’s books

COC received a donation of children’s books

Children at our ECD centres listening to stories from the set of books received from Bookdash.  

July 4, 2023
Community Outreach Centre is now online!

Community Outreach Centre is now online!

Finally we did it: Community Outreach Centre is now online. My Name is Thulani Zungu,  I am the Project Manager and I am proud to welcome you to our Website.

June 1, 2023
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