Aiming for a Brighter Future
We are especially proud of our association with The Themba Club, (incorporating two shelters, namely, the Themba Club Boys and The Themba Club Girls), which is an organisation on the KwaZulu Natal South Coast which provides a safe and homely environment for the growing number of children on the streets of our local towns, as well as for children who have been previously abused.
In 2005 we purchased a motor vehicle to transport the children to school and we continue to contribute towards the running costs of the vehicle. We also assist towards the salary of an outreach worker who tries to reunite these children with their families or, if that is not possible, to ensure that these children are provided with a safe environment and schooling. In addition, in 2009, we awarded a bursary for tertiary education to the top student at the Themba Club Boys Home to study Tourism at the local technical college.
Every year we also try to bring some Christmas joy to these underprivileged children by way of Christmas parties and, to this end, volunteers from the Group head off with party packs, gifts and Santa in tow. In addition to the Christmas party, the girls were also treated to a shopping spree and, with great excitement the girls each chose an outfit, a pair of shoes and some "jammies". It is always a wonderful experience to see such delight amongst these precious girls.