The Nashua Children’s Charity Foundation (NCCF) hit the road recently to visit nine of its charities in Kempton Park, Tembisa, Ivory Park and Diepsloot. The visits were made possible by transport from Uber.
The first stop, St Georges Home, was a true delight. The group of teenagers at the home proudly showed off their vegetable garden and workshop where they enhance their cooking, woodwork and art skills. The NCCF team then proceeded to Ubuhle Bezwe, where caretaker Barbra and her resident children rushed to welcome the group – the home was spotless and a pleasure to visit.
Alice and her children were eagerly waiting for the NCCF’s arrival at Phutanang Training Centre for the Disabled in Tembisa. Their large vegetable garden is a source of pride and is looked after by the children as part of their skills development, which also includes wood and bead work.
At Angel Centre, the NCCF met 45 children who are cared for in a converted garage. They were thrilled to receive a donation of coloured paper from Nashua and presented the team with artwork as a show of thanks.
The Thuthukani Community Centre which feeds 350 children daily and offers after-school care and homework assistance was the largest group visited on the day, and continues to provide invaluable support to the Ivory Park community. The children were thrilled to receive easter eggs donated by Johannesburg Mini Council.
The NCCF thoroughly enjoyed their visit to the Bambi care crèche, where caregiver Maureen and her little ones cheerfully welcomed the group.
A special thanks to Media 24’s Phillistus for donating boxes of True Love magazines which will be used by the charities for reading and art.