Tuesday and Wednesday (4 & 5th July) we visited the environmental centre in Mamelodi as a holiday program. The children learned how to treat the environmment in a sustainable way. They discussed terms like pollution, littering and recycling by playing different games.
Visit at the Environmental Centre
Birthdays and Holidays
Last Friday the 30th of June we celebrated the birthday of all children who have had their birthday during the last 3 months as usual in all our Drop-in Centres. Additionally it was the last day of school before holidays. The children ate a nice meal with a cake for dessert and got party packs before they went home.
Children Growing their own Food
Yesterday we had a visitor from GoGrow at our St. Francis Drop-in Centre. Everyone got their own pot and then our kind visitor explained how to plant and grow beetroot, spinach or lettuce. All the children could choose what they want to grow and then plant it themselves. In the end they took it home, with some extra seeds in their bags. In 3-4 weeks we will see what...
Last week Tateni celebrated the Candlelight Memorial with children, teenagers and elderly with different events again. This has been a tradition in our organization as it is all over the world. Candles are lightened in rememberance of those who died of AIDS and in order to raise awareness about AIDS and HIV! Here some pictures: Also thanks to the African Methodist Episcopal Church for the kind donations!
Recycling workshop Greenpeace
On Monday Greenpeace Africa gave a recycling-workshop for our child-clients at the Saint Francis Anglican Church. The Greenpeace-team started with a play to raise the kids’ awareness of the importance of recycling. Afterwards Greenpeace provided paper and paint so that the children could draw some nice pictures of the nature. And last, but not least, Greenpeace gave every child a cap which they could take home. The children had...
First Meeting of the Elderly 2017
On Tuesday morning we had a meeting with our elderly. They started with morning sports and discussed their plans for 2017.
After having an eye testing for all our children in the end of last year, we now had the same for the elderlys at the Tateni Office. Poor vision is often a reason for poor perfomance in school and very difficult to detect at an early stage by care givers, teachers or parents. We, as Tateni Community Care Services through our holistic approach to the children’s developmental wellbeing, have...
Throwback to Mandela Day ’16
A throwback to the Mandela Day 2016 at Tateni Community Care Services. See some impressions of this beatiful day below!
Visitors from HEVA e.V.
On Thursday we had visitors from HEVA e.V. – Help the Vulnerable in Africa. They also visited St. Francis, one of our Drop-in-Centers for orphans and vulnerable children. HEVA e.V. is an NGO from Germany that is one of our long standing partners to break the cycle of poverty. See their website here: http://www.heva-ev.de/ Thanks for your visit!
On the first of December we had a Christmas party for all our young beneficiaries, 289 children from our Drop-In-Centres as well as the youth from the YOLO program. Every year this is one of the highlights for the kids. In the morning the buses fetched them from all over Mamelodi and brought them to the Moretele Park, a big park in Mamelodi. After the beneficiaries arrived they took...