The City’s Community Development Worker (CDW) programme, along with the Western Cape government, has donated essential supplies to an after-school care centre and feeding scheme for children with disabilities in Site C, Khayelitsha.
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Understand Hope and Care Centre is an after-school care centre that offers a nutritious eating programme to promote nutrition, a safe and welcoming atmosphere, and a sense of belonging to children with disabilities. The centre also cares for a limited number of abandoned disabled children.
Toys, blankets, groceries, detergents, play mats, and toiletries were donated to the NGO, to a value of approximately R45,000.
Mayoral Committee Member for Urban Waste Management, Alderman Grant Twigg said, “For parents and caregivers living in poverty, every day is a struggle for survival, which can affect the level of care and provision for children with disabilities. As a City, we are glad we can assist this care centre which is playing a valuable role in their community.”
“The CDW Programme allows the City to provide support to community initiatives that are doing good work in their areas and helps us make progress possible, together. Community development workers based in the communities they serve have a much more detailed understanding of the needs in a particular community and community initiatives that could be harnessed to serve that need. If you would like to explore possible assistance from the CDW programme via your own local community development worker, you can make contact via your local sub-council office,” concluded Alderman Twigg.
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