The Nashua Children’s Charity Foundation set off from Woodmead, courtesy of Uber, to visit nine of their assisted charities this past weekend.
THUTHUZELA HIV/AIDS PROJECT was the first to welcome us and show off their new home to the team.
BANAKEKELENI ORPHANAGE continues to have both the boys and girls dormitories full with 20 children. The day care centre and crèche accommodate 16 children. This orphanage is Nashua’s oldest beneficiary, having been a project of the company even before the inception of the NCCF nine years ago.
ABANGANI ENKOSINI boasts the outreach care of 250 children, with the provision of daily meals, now managed by the late Portia’ daughter, Sophy and a team of helpers. The children spontaneously sang their praise and thanks to NCCF, not just for the sweets they received, but for the seven years of support they have received from us.
TINTSWALO DAY CARE has maintained the renovations and additions that we did to their centre in wonderful condition. They were most grateful to receive a computer and printer from Nashua.
At NOMONDE CHILDREN’S HOME the children have “built” their own church and one of the young boys has taken on the role of preacher. This has become an important part of their daily lives and we were treated to a prayer and hymn from the joyous group.
IMPILO CHILD PROTECTION AND ADOPTION SERVICES continues to receive abandoned and unwanted babies at an alarming rate. The NCCF has undertaken to replace their storeroom full of case files with an electronic software system and the data capturing is now well underway.
LORENTZVILLE DAY CARE gives the children superior pre-school education in English. The children delighted us with their rendition of Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika and many other songs.
STRATHYRE GIRL’S HOME is in urgent need of a coat of paint to their gutters, some outside walls and other minor repairs. The NCCF hopes that Quince Capital will undertake this task as a team build.
ST MARY’S HOME welcomed us with tea and cake made by the girls and one excited young boy who listed all the milk tart ingredients for us. The home is well extremely well maintained and the children’s song and dance showed us just how happy they were.