Youth

KZN Flood Relief | Yoga Day 2022

A yoga session held for the children grade 6 & 7 at the Dr Macken Mistry School. This school was completely submerged during the KZN floods.  The children were also given beanies, flip files and some vitamin C, oranges .

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Bikers with A Purpose fundraising event in Barrydale 28 May 2022

Our Bikers with A Purpose fundraising event in Barrydale held on 28 May 2022 was a huge success.

  • Over 200 pairs of shoes were handed over to the community.
  • 500kg of food from Ladles of Love was donated.
  • Books for the library Net vir Pret  -Aftercare and Youth centre group.
  • Clothing for our community, sweet treats and toys for our children.

We would like to say THANK YOU to our amazing bikers, donors, to all the volunteers, Pep Stores for assisting, and to the Karoo Daisy for hosting us!  Andre du Toit for being the most amazing positive and motivating master of ceremonies.

You can make a difference, be the change you would like to see in the world.

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Siyaphambili Day Care and Pre-school

Lerato Feeding Scheme project in Jackson Drift, Eikenhof which has now changed to Siyaphambili Day Care and Pre-school. This school has 130 children from the ages of 2-6 years and depends on donations and veggies they receive and cooks daily on the premises for the children.  Volunteers sponsored groceries, milk, fruits and vegetables.

Furthermore, we also donated to the Boithuto Vulnerable Community in Eikenhof, formed in 2012 and is still running. This Centre assists vulnerable children and adults with care, providing social and moral support. Approximately 120 kids including 45 elderly are provided with breakfast and lunch.

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United Technical Equipment Co. (Pty) Ltd. – Hamper Project in Gauteng

This project in Partnership with United Technical Equipment Co. (Pty) Ltd. (UTEC), Mr.Vernon Kistan the CEO of UTEC runs a Food Hamper Campaign every year.

1000 boxes of food hampers are packed and distributed to those in need.  UTEC distributes the food hampers to various Church groups, shelters and for the destitute in Lenasia, Eldorado Park, Soweto and many other surrounding areas.

Previously volunteers assisted in packaging of the hampers, but due to Covid 19 the packaging was outsourced.

The Ikageng Itireleng People’s Centre in Orlando West, Soweto, was one of the beneficiary to receive the food hampers.

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Vredendal Mandela Day 2021

We had a great response to this year’s Mandela Day Fundraiser to gift 3rd Wave Family-Packs to 100 kids and families in Vredendal, a community in the West Coast of Cape Town who are part of the James House Child & Youth Care community.   A special Family-Pack would assist them during the 3rd Wave of the Covid-19 Pandemic. Despite the pandemic being a difficult time for everyone, it is heart-warming that so many donors were willing to help another family, despite their own circumstances.

Each 3rd Wave Family-Pack included a combination of groceries, winter warmers, hygiene items and educational material:

The James House Board, management, staff and beneficiaries of Vredendal have expressed their heartfelt gratitude to all involved. The Family-Packs were well-received with much appreciation and they are forever grateful for the continuous support and donors who make a difference in the lives of the underprivileged communities.

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100 Immunity Packs Distributed

Ikageng team,and families would love to express their appreciation from Arts Of Living, for the ongoing support during the Corona Pandemic.

On the 31 of May we have received 100 immunity packs ,and the delivery of 120 groceries to compile food parcels for staff members and Ikageng families.We have managed reach most of our needy families with food distribution for youth headed households, grannies and single parents who are on ARVS treatment within the program. As for immunity packs we have distributed them to most of the staff members who are front line workers ,such as Corvid testing team, HTS team, caregivers, coordinators and family members during food distribution, and managed to take pictures maintaining the corvid regulation.

It through the ongoing support we get from caring donors like you that we can be able to continue to support our families.

 

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Food parcels at Ikageng Itireleng Aids Ministry

The Ikageng team, and families would love to express their appreciation from Arts Of Living, for the ongoing support during the Corona Pandemic.

The Youth Village Project at the Ikageng  Itireleng Aids Ministry, on Orlando west, Soweto packed another 120 food parcels for staff members and Ikageng families.

We have managed reach most of our needy families with food distribution for youth headed households, grannies and single parents who are on ARVS treatment within the program.  It through the ongoing support we get from caring donors like you that we can be able to continue to support our families.

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Breath Water Sound in Barrydale

This was a first Breath Water Sound course for the Smitsville Community. The Youth in Barrydale have been going through an enormous amount of stress during COVID-19 with reports of a large number of them turning to drugs.

After meeting with the community and the Pastor at the AGS Church, we came together and rolled out our first BWS for youth.

We had 12 participants complete the course. They loved the yoga and breath work.

We had lunch each day with OK Foods Barrydale sponsoring 2 x chocolate cakes for the last day of graduation. We had a private sponsor for the meals and Mez Kitchen, Barrydale also sponsored soup for the youth on the first day.

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Youth Village project

The Youth Village project has donated  120 packs of food parcels to the Itereleng Aids Ministry in Orlando West, Soweto and  beneficiaries have come from different parts of Soweto.

 

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Bottlebrush Little Angels Project

Well done to Project Leader, Prissy and volunteers from the Bottlebrush Little Angels Project in Unit ll Chatsworth, KZN. This project was initially started in 2013 and on-going with weekly sessions.

Pictures of the little Angel’s this last Saturday, after their weekly Breath Water Sound session, everyone received Spring Day treats, a cap, pen, notepad and a lunch bag.

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