We have decided to go big this MANDELA DAY and support two local initiatives.
The first is a request for assistance from the Principal of Kleinberg Primary School in Ocean View. Is anyone able to assist them with the following:
1. A covered shelter for learners to wait safely for transport when it rains.
2. A feeding room. Perhaps two 6×9 m containers where learners can sit and eat their meals in dignity.
3. Our 40m x 40 m tarmac area needs to be converted into a multipurpose sports area. Different lines need to be drawn for volleyball, netball, tennis and basketball.
And the second is for the Soup Kitchen behind the Pink House in Masi, which has recently developed vegetable gardens to help feed local, disabled community members. The garden has become a haven for many of these people as it has given them something to do and enjoy, while at the same time enjoying the food they have grown and giving back to their community!
The ground behind the Pink House in Masiphumelele (opposite the Community Hall) is a hive of activity. The soup kitchen is operating again and now the long-awaited food garden is taking shape. The beneficiaries of the soup kitchen and the Imfuneko program for the disabled are working with great enthusiasm alongside other volunteers from the community.
Beds have been planted and new ones are being prepared but that means more compost and seedlings are needed. Donations would be greatly appreciated as funding is limited. It would be wonderful to see the space fully used for the benefit of the whole community.
If you are able to help, perhaps 67 minutes of work on Mandela Day, or a visit down to the garden where you can view the garden and the progress being made.
The soup kitchen is in need of the following for the garden:
– Help to create additional beds
– Monies for the seedlings
For more info on how to do your 67minutes in the garden, please WhatsApp Angela Gomes on 082 654 5256
If you would like to donate financially, please use the following account, using your Surname and Ocean View or Masi as your reference.
Noordhoek Ratepayers Association
Savings Account No. 2008230716
Longbeach Mall Branch (125009)
#Noordhoek2030 #goodneighbours #MandelaDay