Today on Radio Khaltsha 97.1fm Zintle Asanda Nose was our guest. She was talking about pregnancy and COVID-19, as well as dealing with stress and taking good care of children during this pandemic period. Zintle is one of our valued social workers and its great to have the space on the show each week to talk about community issues.
Thank you Johnson & Johnson, Care Inspires Care and Community Chest of the Western Cape! Your generous donation of baby products will make all the difference to moms and children in Khayelitsha!!
Today is Wellness Wednesday - the team put together packs of basic child medicines which will be distributed to families in need over the next few days. At the same time, we’ll check in to find out how families are doing. It’s icy and cold in Cape Town right now with snow on the mountains, but thankfully the cold front is moving off at last.
And... we beat the stormy weather to get food parcels out during the day. To all our donors, this delivery is thanks to you! Our team was able to bulk buy this food with funds donated to SISO specifically for food relief. You have brought joy and hope to many households today! 😊 Thank you so much!!!
Bukiwe Genu and Ntombovuyo Bongoza are our two Sikhula Sonke COVID Champions, ensuring that our team is healthy and that everyone adheres to the government guidelines to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.
The first thing these ladies did was organise formal training through City of CT. You may not recognise them with their masks on, but just look for their smiling eyes! We are in good hands!
Nomathemba Peter and Nolubabalo Sijentu volunteered at JAM today to pack 300 bags of food for distribution! Thanks ladies!
It's #GivingTuesday today and we've launched a new campaign on GivenGain to raise funds for vulnerable families in Khayelitsha! Donate now and let's make sure children (and their families) go to bed with full tummies during lockdown!
Donate online here: https://www.givengain.com/…/covid-relief-for-khayelitsha-f…/
South Africa is in lockdown and our offices have officially been closed for over two weeks now. Children who receive a daily meal at preschool and the playgroups have been unable to attend. So, since the children cannot come to us (and Child Support Grants don't cover the food that a single child needs per month since the Grant often has to feed a whole family), our Sikhula Sonke team members have been given permission to go out into the community to distribute food!
Grateful thanks to our partners in food distribution, JAM South Africa, and to organisations like HCI Foundation for partnering with us to get food parcels to vulnerable families. A special mention of a local family who donated R12,000 this week into our food relief efforts in Khayelitsha.
Proud to be part of this village who cares for its people!!