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Enter our Mandela Day Corporate Amazing Race

One day – Ten Corporate Teams – Eight Awesome Challenges.

That’s what’s in store for you when you enter the our Mandela Day Corporate Amazing Race Challenge on Tuesday 16 July. Challenges include fun team building activities led by Beach & Bush Team Building, and social upliftment activities for the Durban Child & Youth Care Centre.

And – while you do your bit to make the world a better place for Mandela Day – you also stand the chance of winning great prizes.

Entry fee is R2000 per team of four and the fun takes place at the Durban Child & Youth Care Centre, 265 Lena Ahrens Road, Glenwood on Tuesday 16 July 2019.

We only have space for ten teams, so please book your spot now by emailing nicolette@dch.org.za or call Nicolette on 031 201 1301.

 

 

Buckets of love from Nazareth Youth Club

There was great excitement when members of the Nazareth Youth Club arrived at DCYCC in their big van, and unloaded 35 large buckets filled with non perishable food items.

The Youth Club of the Nazareth Family Church in Chatsworth, hosted a food Bucket Challenge amongst their young people in support of our Buckets of Love and Hugs Campaign for the June/July Holidays.

The buckets were handed to 35 young people under the care of the Durban Child & Youth Care Centre, who had the opportunity to go home during the holidays to spend time with their families. Our young people were also treated to snacks and enjoyed a morning session of singing with the visitors. Thank you, Nazareth Youth Club, for your wonderful support!

In addition, the Grade 5 pupils from Berea Primary School collected toiletry items to add to the buckets in response to their schools “Play It Forward” campaign. Their efforts are much appreciated.

Thank you so much to everyone involved in filling the buckets, and to the lovely young people who came to deliver them. Your kindness made a huge difference to our June/July Holidays Buckets Campaign!

 

Celebrating child Protection Week

Children have the right to be protected from violence, exploitation and abuse – and National Child Protection Week raises awareness of these rights.

At the Durban Child & Youth Care Centre, we participated in a number of activities with our children during the week to show them what their rights are as children in South Africa and how we as an organisation strive to meet their needs.

Highlights of the week includes talks, awareness activities, and the creation of the poster above, which was made by boys who are currently at our Siyakhula Rehabilitation Centre.

Durban Child & Youth Care Centre

Saunders House re-opens

Durban Child & Youth Care Centre

Pictured above: Tristan Kaatze (Trustee of Sibaya Community Trust), Mandy Goble (Director of DCYCC) and Grant Fincham (Treasurer of DCYCC) officially opening Saunders House. Inset: Members of Glenwood Rotary Club with the donated Jojo tanks.

Friday 31 May 2019 was a joyous day at DCYCC. Saunders House was officially re-opened after extensive renovations, much to the children’s excitement! The renovations have ensured that several of the safety requirements in terms of the Norms and Standards for Child and Youth Care Centres have been met.

At a time when many children in our country continue to suffer from the consequences of poverty and social ills within family structures, the need for centres such as ours remains crucial. Keeping our doors open is only made possible through the generous support of the community. We are extremely grateful to the substantial investment made by the Sibaya Community Trust, which has breathed new life into Saunders House, enabling us to meet the needs of hundreds of children for many years to come. We thank Sibaya Community Trust chairperson, Mr Vivian Reddy, and the trustees for having committed to undertaking this project.

Long-standing donor, Pro Print, is also acknowledged for providing funding for the installation of an electronic fire alarm and detection system, ensuring compliance with the National Buildings Regulations and Buildings Standards Act. The Glenwood Rotarians are also acknowledged for the donation of two Jojo tanks and the cost of installing them.

Having a newly renovated house, meant that we needed to equip it with all the necessary appliances and furniture to make it a real ‘home’ for our children. We would like to acknowledge a special and dear friend, Mrs. Yvette Roberts, for her wonderful contribution, which helped us purchase all the basic appliances needed.

Although operational, the home is still in need of further furniture and equipment. Should you wish to contribute towards this need, please contact us on tel. 031 201 1301 or email info@dch.org.za