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Rock Climbing at Durbanville Children’s Home

October 26, 2016 in Uncategorized

Monique on the wall

Monique on the wall

Over the past four years our rock-climbing team has reached new heights, even literally!

In 2016 two of our children qualified for the national championships in Lead Climbing.

On the 30th of September all of us were extremely excited when we took these two to the Cape Town International Airport from where they flew to the National Lead-Climbing Competition which was held on the 1st and 2nd of October 2016 at City Rock, Johannesburg. Here they represented the Western Province Climbing Team.

Both made it to the finals.

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We were humbled by the donors who had assisted us financially so that both the children could travel by aeroplane to Johannesburg. For the young boy it was his first flight ever.

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We have been given permission to publish the name and face of Monique, a quiet, soft-spoken girl who has now represented Western Province for two years in a row. She took part in the under-15 category. The name and face the boy, who participated in the under-9 category, will, for his safety, not be published yet.

The rock climbers from the Durbanville Children’s Home are members of the Top Out Climbing Club; they are also sponsored by Western Cape Climbing and they are registered with the South African National Climbing Federation.

Our children enjoy being part of a challenging sport, and they love the the opportunity to socialise and make new friends outside the Durbanville Children’s Home. Going on rock-climbing camps in Montagu and in the Cederberg Mountains is another source of joy.

Rock climbing meant a lot for the children’s self-esteem and inner strength; they overcame their fear of height, got in touch with their own body strength and learned to trust the people guiding the rope.

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Their coach, ms Delaney, Carpenter, is a screened volunteer of the Durbanville Children’s Home and has a very good rapport with the children. We are also privileged to have an international volunteer who holds national colours for rock climbing in Germany.

Kersfees @ Die Kinderhuis

October 17, 2016 in Uncategorized

Christmas @ the Children’s Home – Please see below for the English

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Maak ’n kinderhart bly hierdie Kersfees!

Ons kinders het hul Kersfeeswenslysies voltooi, elke kind het gesê wat hulle graag wil hê:

Die kinders se Kerspartytjie vind vanjaar plaas op 26 November. Dit is wanneer hulle hul Kersgeskenke sal ontvang en het ‘n ete saam sal geniet. Sonder hulp kan ons dit nie doen nie. Ons vra dus mooi: Oorweeg dit asseblief om een of meer kind se wenslys te borg?

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Prentjie deur ‘n sesjarige seun / Drawing by six-year old boy

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Make a child smile this Christmas!

 

Our children have completed their Christmas wish lists. Each child has a specific list.

The children’s Christmas party will take place on the 26th of November this year. Then they will receive their Christmas presents and have a meal together.

This party would not be possible without your help. So we ask: please consider sponsoring a child?

Sponsor a child today and change a life!

October 3, 2016 in Uncategorized

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The biggest challenge for any welfare organisation, in our quest to render quality care, is cash flow. We have to plan our interventions around the amount of funds available. We want to call on you to consider donating R100 per month towards a specific child’s needs. This will enable us to better plan our intervention to address our children’s specific needs.

The all-inclusive cost of housing, feeding, educating, caring for and developing a child amounts to R60 000 per child per year (R5 000 per month). At present only a third of the Home’s annual budget is received from Government and the rest has to be raised by the Home itself through donations and sponsorships.

We would like to use this opportunity to ask you to sponsor a specific child for the duration of his or her stay at the Home by making a recurring monthly donation.  As a sponsor you will have the opportunity to form a personal enabling relationship with the child you sponsor, by writing to him or her, getting feedback on their progress, and receiving regular newsletters.

You will witness first-hand the remarkable improvements and growth that your financial contribution will bring about in his or her life; you will also receive an invitation to our Annual Partners Functions and a certificate confirming your commitment as a partner of the children’s home; and since the Durbanville Children’s Home is a Section 21A Public Benefit Organisation, you will be issued with a tax certificate for submission with your annual tax claim.

We still need 34 sponsors for our children. Click here should you require more information.

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