This past weekend, the NCCF was kept busy with visits to 10 of our NCCF assisted charities in the Protea Glen area.
Waterwax Informal Settlement is slowly being ”evacuated” with residents being relocated to newly built flats in Randfontein. However, with 1000’s still living in the settlement, our soup kitchen will still be working overtime for the foreseeable future. As usual the children were most welcoming and the delight in receiving not just lollipops, but new undies for all was truly gratifying.
Then it was on to 8 of our assisted daycare centres, with Little Roses Early Learning looking spick and span after receiving a new coat of bright red paint during the December school holidays. Little Angels Pre-school welcomed us with handmade posters, songs, and snacks. Katleho Lesedi Educare, having recently received a happy yellow facelift with stunning logos, is in need of scooters and tricycles for their ever gowning centre with numbers now standing at 75. Mama’s Day Care, although in need of updated educational equipment and stationery, is running well. Nkosinathi Day Care is yet another well-run centre. Tholulwazi Day Care is fully subscribed this year and is in need of storybooks for their children. Bubbly’s Day Care requires updated educational equipment, which will be proved by the NCCF.
And finally, our last stop was Bongani Community Development Centre, where we were met with a traditional Zulu dance welcome before the more than 100 children happily received their new undies. After this joyous welcome, it was time for a delicious lunch prepared by the many centre volunteers. Supporting more than 800 needy children keeps Bongani’s hands full 24/7.
Thanks to Uber’s sponsorship, Philemon drove us through the area without a hiccup. Thanks also to the team that joined me to assist today – Phumza, Elizabeth, Prishantha, Jade, Ashley and Mackenzi.