Current Project

Denau

  • Objective: To create a safe environment for the children  and to create a educational environment and house social events.

    Graduation Ceremony in the Community Hall

    Graduation Ceremony in the Community Hall

  • Projects:
    • Renovation of the community centre .

Buffelskraal

  • Community Hall Building Project
    • Objective: To provide recreational facilities and help to build  healthy community characterised by positive individuals as well as foster healthy relationships within families.

Past Projects

Buffelskraal

  • Sports Facilities – The farm worker community requested that the existing sports ground be upgraded.
  • Crèche – Our main aim is to provide a safe environment for the pre-school children as well as create opportunities for children to be intellectually, emotionally, physically and socially stimulated. To assist with their physical development healthy meals will be provided.
  • Clinic – The Health Department provides a sister to come out to the farms in the district from October 2012. This project will provide a suitable place on the farm where farm workers can make use of the services.
  • Afterschool Equipment – The purchasing of tables for the aftercare centre to provide a suitable space where children can engage in various activities
  • Sports Day – To have a fun filled activity sports day for children, parents and teachers of all ECD Centres in the Valley.

Dadelbos

  • Community Centre – The upgrade of the existing building with the objective to improve the levels of social interaction amongst workers and their families. The community centre also needs the necessary equipment to be opened in June 2013, to that it can serve the purpose for which it was built namely to host community events and training sessions.

Môrester

  • Aftercare and Training Centre Furniture – The new aftercare centre requires the necessary furniture and equipment so that the facility can be used for student support programmes and adult training. 15 – 20 high school students and 30 – 40 adults will benefit from the facility. The CAMI programme of the Waitrose Foundation will also be introduced to primary and high school students.
  • Community Sports Day – This project was chosen because of the need of the worker committee to build their experience with project planning and implementation and the need to mobilise the community towards greater involvement with development projects. The awareness/knowledge of the dangers of drugs and alcohol abuse need to increase and the sports day will create an opportunity for relevant officials to inform the community.
  • Aftercare and Training Centre – The project aims to address the need identified by parents/workers namely to provide effective afterschool support to their 20 – 25 high and primary school students. The importance of parental involvement is also addressed through this project by offering training programmes to improve parenting skills amongst the community.

Denau

    • Naudesia Crèche Renovations – Improve the facility in order for 18 children farm workers children to be cared for during working hours.
    • Sprokiesland Crèche Renovations – Improvements are required as part of the safety compliance for the Department of Social Development.
    • After School Care – CAMI – Currently 28 children have access to 4 computers. With the additional 2, provision will be made to allow 38 children in 2014 to have access to computers.
    • Appliances – Training Centre – To equip the kitchen with the necessary appliances and to make provision for children to receive meals.
    • After School Care Assistant – Supervision of children and ensure completion of homework

Naudeshof (Karsten Western Cape)

Afterschool Resources and School Holiday Programme –

  • The project will be implemented to create opportunities for growth and development for the school children, students and adults busy with studies. Fully functional aftercare centres support with homework and educational tasks. Components of the programme will include Computer literacy and the development of social skills. They will be empowered to effectively use the educational resources available. The March holiday program will focus on the career planning, profiling of learners, leadership and team building.

PB Reyneke

  • Upgrading of Sandhoek Créche – A safe and comfortable centre where babies of farm workers are being cared for.

Môrester

  • Family and Community Building – Workers and their family agreed that their first Family day was a huge success and was one of the highlights of the community activities. They requested that it become a set activity in the calendar of the farm as it creates opportunity for workers, managers and their respective families to socialise and participate in constructive activities that build personal relationships. The one day event will be followed by a series of workshops with families to highlight individual responsibilities and skills for improved relationships.

Naudeshof (Karsten Western Cape)

Naudeshof training Centre (1) Naudeshof training Centre (2)
Upgrade of Training facility
The project aims:

  • The effective use of the facilities to address the developmental needs of the community comprising of farm workers and seasonal workers.
  • Create partnerships between all relevant role-players in the community leading to sustainability and empowerment of farm workers.

The project will be implemented to promote social inclusivity through integrated community based services. Training programmes will be aimed to develop the following sectors:

  • Early Childhood Development
  • Aftercare for school children
  • Adult Basic Education
  • Recreation
  • Health
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Life skills training
  • Capacity Building.
  • Community Centre Upgrade – The project aims to address the needs and the problems of Naudeshof community comprising of farm workers, their households and seasonal workers. The project will be implemented to promote social inclusivity through integrated community based services. Based on the beneficiaries’ identified needs and in line with national, provincial, local government policies, we seek to implement this innovative integrated programme through the provision of multipurpose community and training centres addressing the needs and aspirations of the community. This needs engulfs early childhood development, aftercare for children, adult basic education, recreation, health, HIV/AIDS, life skills training and capacity building of the forum structures. The project will clearly focus on the above mentioned programmes and opportunities which will create and grow development and self actualization for the community. Hence the aims of the project to create partnership between service providers, government services, beneficiaries and the employer, leading to sustainable, improved well being and empowerment of the farm working community.
  • Upgrade of Créche – The aim of the project is to ensure that each and every child is safe and secure and also to provide quality education and care for our children. To provide a centre for children 0 – 6 years to prepare them for the future.  To offer a quality learning programme to stimulate the development of toddlers. A programme to improve the quality of the parent programme, outreach services, play ground activities. We will work in partnership with the community. Meet the needs of relevant stock holders, promote team work, be trustworthy and supportive. To reach above mentioned goals we need to renovate our crèche to deliver. Provision must be made for the safe storage of anything that could harm the children.
  • Club for Men – The aim of the project is to address the health and the fitness of the community. Personal growth attitude changes  and accountability for development. Importance of contributing to their health as a community themselves and in their work place. As they say a healthy body accommodates a healthy mind. To build up morale, health and welfare, discipline, self esteem and personal hygiene in every individual’s life of the community. Alcohol and drug abuse is a problem in the community. The men’s club will contribute to the community to get them to the understanding of the negative effect of alcohol and drug abuse. HIV/AIDS will also be educated as it will be part of the programme that will be provided in the men’s club in partnership with our local clinic.
  • Club for Women – As August is Women’s Month the women of Naudeshof want to contribute to a local welfare organisation and improve relationships between the mothers and daughters on the farm. 40 Women will visit our local Brave Hearts Home for orphans and HIV/AIDS children and donate fruit, vegetables, clothes and spend some quality time with the children. Ruth Dudumashe, the chairperson of the women’s club will give a motivational talk. The women’s club is also planning a mothers & daughters evening and invited our local Social Worker, Charlene Leendertz to be the guest speaker at this event. We hope to involve 100 – 110 women.
  • Transport to Montrose Foundation – The project aims to address the needs and problems of Naudeshof community comprising of farm workers, households and their children. Due to the fact of the alcohol and drug abuse of our children and youth in the community. It will help to develop these children’s personal growth, attitude changes, ownership of responsibility and accountability for development. Life Skills that will improve positively on their well-being and lifestyle. Improving their interpersonal relationships through the optimal utilization of community activities. Help them with behaviour problems and low morale. The program will also help with the following life skills programmes: Substance abuse, leadership development, conflict resolution, parent skills, assertiveness, management of change and stress management. The consequences of these social trends results in increase of illiteracy, lack of vision, trapped in a cycle of dependency, low self esteem and hostile relationships. Therefore the implementation of the Youth Development programme is dependant on principles of pride, active participation of being a proud owner of a positive and healthy body, mind and spirit.
  • After School Care Centre – Kitchen Appliances & Sport Equipment – The aim of this project is to equip the centre with kitchen appliances and sport equipment. The appliances will be used for preparing and storing food and to teach the children soccer, netball and rugby skills. In total 104 children attends the aftercare programme for educational, sport and recreational intervention.
  • Education, Training and Recreational Resources – Providing the aftercare centre, the women’s club and men’s club facilities with equipment for optimal usage. Tables, chairs and rugs are required for the implementation of activities planned.

PB Reyneke

  • Créche Transport and Practitioner – The aim of this project is to provide 9 farm workers children with an opportunity to attend a neighbouring farm for a period of 12 months and to cover the cost of the ECD practitioner at a subsidised rate.
  • Créche – The aim of the project is to provide farm workers children with an opportunity to attend a neighbouring farm for a period of 4 months while the farm will prepare their own facility to comply with requirements for registration.
  • Créche and Aftercare Facilitator Training – The application is to cover the training fee for a child of farm workers employed by the farm. Roelien Jansen, currently in her 3rd year at Boland College did receive a bursary from the college for her first and second year but due to conditions beyond her control not in her final year. The Sandhoek Community Trust need to employ someone in 2012 for the crèche and the after care programme the farm intends to start. Through this project the community will secure the service of a qualified practitioner.