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As we wind down toward the end of 2018 we wish to thank everyone who has supported our foundation in our endeavour to bring help, hope and love to orphaned and vulnerable children in the Westlake Community.

The partnerships formed have been incredibly valuable to ensure the continued success of our Foundation, we cannot thank you enought!

Monthly activities

JANUARY 2018 – Reach for a Dream

We started the year of well with guest professional contemporary dancer, Keanu Bergman and his dance group KUBE teaching the children a dance followed by a wonderful demonstration.

Donations distributed:

We managed to supply emergency back to school equipment to some of the vulnerable children in Westlake

February 2018 – Water oncervation for a Dream

Szilvia of Imagine SA taught the children everything about Water Conservation “Save every Drop” and with Valentine’s day on the 14th there was a focus on kindness and protection towards all living creatures

Our Literacy and Numeracy Enrichment Program was extended to 15 children once a week after school. The program has been identified as a major growth area where additional volunteers would help us extend the reach of the program and funding would enable us to pay something to the local facilitators and to supplies snacks.

March 2018 – HUMAN RIGHTS

We received a much-appreciated visit from our loyal German sponsors Maria, Alios, Julia and Peter.

A Ballroom Dancing demonstration by Alison Moolman & her dance studio was hosted at the Kids Club. Local pensioners were invited as special guests and everyone enjoyed an afternoon of dancing with tea and  snacks

Much needed donations of food, treats, clothes, tog bags, stationery and funds were received allowing us to even redistributed some items to the paediatric ward at Victoria hospital.

Kirstenhof primary school donated a lot of health food after their fun run which was distributed to Westlake safehouses

APRIL 2018 – Easter

There seem to be multiple events/donations below – please clarify for me
Generous Easter egg donation by Springfield Convent Pre-Primary
We hosted a “Bag a Burger” day with Lions Tokai (WHERE?). Over a 100 kids plus 20 lions and volunteers took part in a (WHAT?) cleanup, fulling 100 rubbish bags.
Andile presented an exercise and aerobic session, the Lions provided a talk on (WHAT). Hamburgers were enjoyed by everyone and all the children were noticeably well behaved. 

May 2018 – Mothers and Children

Our focus for the month was on Mother and Child protections teaching the uniqueness, self-esteem, self-respect and been in charge of your body. To celebrate we hosted a tea for some of the special community mothers.

SACS junior school ran a donation drive for soup, soup ingredients & bread, which was kindly re-distributed by Lions Tokai & Orphan Care Foundation to our vulnerable goggas & children in Westlake

JUNE 2018 – Youth

Abby Dooley, a Miss Earth SA entrant did a Water Conservation presentation for Environment week.

In keeping with our Youth theme, some of our young volunteers were interviewed and published for the “Youth on the Move” series of articles in the Constantia Bulletin

The highlight of the end of term & Youth month was a visit from the matrics of the Portland high school, Mitchells Plain. They played games with the kids and brought enough soup to feed over 100 children with leftover distributed to other vulnerable kids in the Westlake community. The day was so well enjoyed that the matrics promised to return before their final exams.

Teddy Antics donated 90 hand knitted teddy bears with the help of Linder Hirsch allowing each child to choose their own special bear.

July 2018 – The Solar System and celebration of Nelson Mandela’s Birthday

On the 18 July, we celebrated the Mandela’s 100th Birthday and explain concepts such as legacy and centenary and why Mandela is remembered as an important leader. We finished the day off with a Madiba Jive competition just for fun!

Henry, our new teacher from the UK spent the month teaching the kids about the Solar System and with the lunar eclipse on the 27th of July helped prepare them to observe phenomena on the evening.

AUGUST 2018 – Kindness

August is Woman’s month. We taught the kids the need for kindness in everyday life as bullying is, unfortunately, an ongoing problem.

Lions International Poster Competition:
For the past 30 years, Lions clubs around the world have proudly sponsored the Lions International Peace Poster Contest in local schools and youth groups. This art contest for kids encourages young people worldwide to express their visions of peace.

Lions International, Tokai invited the Westlake Primary School grade 6&7’s to enter the competition and helped facilitate the entries by making materials and space available in the school library. Eighteen artworks were completed & submitted for district judging with the winners:

1st place: Sainet Chirwa who will go on to compete in the regional competition

2nd place: Thomas Chirwa (last year’s winner)

3rd place: Nothanbe van Rooyen

Prize giving will be held at the end of the term together with an exhibition of all the submitted artworks.

Next year Westlake Primary School aim to be the winning school in the district.

Dr Carol Leaf

International acclaimed educationalist & neuroscientist from the USA, Dr Caroline Leaf presented at Westlake Primary School. Drawing from her years in clinical practice, Dr Leaf gave us the practical steps that can truly transform our lives: spirit, soul, and body.

She donated training manuals & videos to help our educators and will return on her next visit to do more training with our educators. For more information please see

LucyG, Craft Cafe in Tokai invited 15 children to a fully sponsored fun afternoon of painting their own pencil bags, snacks special cupcakes.

The Lucy G Craft Café is a project of The Lucy G Foundation and offers employment to people with disabilities. The café is open to the public and offers healthy food, delicious coffee and other refreshments. The craft section offers fabric painting with more exciting activities to come – fun for the whole family!

SEPTEMBER 2018 – Upliftment

The Cape Flats Development Association invited Orphan Care Foundation to a presentation and brunch at their new premises in Philippi where we received generous donations of vouchers and books for our literacy programs.

Soetwater Environmental Education Center, for the 3rd time, invited 25 of our vulnerable children on an educational day fully sponsored by the Lions Tokai. We are always grateful for opportunities offered to help enrich our children’s lives, getting them away from their environment and close to nature in order to learn about nature, ecosystems, animals,  bugs and reptiles…

Wynberg Boys High School Rugby coach and teacher Mr Joel Erasmus arranged for 3 of the top rugby playing student to present their life stories as inspirations to the kids at Kids Club. Everyone was immensely impressed with the very diverse testimonials of Inga Halu, Luthando Woji, and Mika Schubert and how they reached their level of achievements against some very big challenges. The inspirational message of how by dreaming big, with hard work and believing in yourself everyone can find an opportunity to better themselves. We wish them well for their futures on their rugby bursaries.

Mr Mark Rousseau, the Chairperson of Cape Flats Development Association and a member of Lions Tokai, beside his full-time job chose to celebrate his 50th birthday at a Kids Club by bringing treats. He presented a motivating testimony of how he’d grown up in a similar area and how he overcame his challenges to become a successful father with a good career and the ability to give to back to communities.

Westlake Early Childhood Development Forum, an Orphan Care Foundation partner assisted with coordinating and hosting a successful “Safety and Awareness” morning with speakers from the Fire and Traffic departments educational officers.

October 2018 – CREATIVITY

The Jungle Theater
Twenty kids were invited to watch the “Python and the Wunube Tree” performance, an interactive African tale at the Masque Theatre in Muizenberg.
In addition, they had the opportunity to be creative and make new friends with other kids from the community whilst painting a mural at the Jungle Theatre offices.
Portland High School – Matric class re-visit
Having had such a great time at their first visit they were determined to return before their final exams. They collected the ingredients and made two enormous pots of spaghetti Bolognese to feed over 100 children. Great fun was had by all – sharing a meal together, dancing, singing, bonding, good memories were made for all. We wish them Good Luck for their exams and futures!
The Fire Services
The Fire station was booked for a Fire Safety awareness and educational presentation but was unfortunately called out to fight a fire.  Fire safety is very relevant as we are heading into Fire Season in the Western Cape and the talk will be rescheduled. As a substitute, we had a small talent contest instead.
Woolworths Constantia
We are receiving a Weekly donation of “sell-by date” goods for redistributing to the home-based carers, safe houses, the pensioner group and the ill in the community.
We urgently need a fridge to help with this project…

The City of Cape Town, Department of Parks & Recreation
We received a generous donation of non-perishable foods to help with our ongoing Monthly Food Packs



Every Friday afternoon the children in the Westlake informal settlement queue excitedly at the community hall to go to Kids Club. It has grown to accommodate over 300 happy children ranging from 4 to 9 years old. They do arts and crafts, learn skills, have fun and are fed in a safe and encouraging environment. Special guests are invited to share their own stories and to interact with the kids.

Homework Tutor Project

Thanks to our lovely volunteer Meg we are able to help a couple of senior primary children with their homework.

Additional Volunteers and funding will allow us to expand this project.

Numeracy and Literacy Enrichment

This project for junior primary children continues with 15 kids.


With the success of the Lions International poster competition, we would like to extend our programs to include an Art Club

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+27 (0)83-457 0526


Xmas Party

We will be hosting our annual Xmas Party on 7th Decembers 2018 and need:

Volunteers, Gifts for 90 school aged children, Food & Juices, Funds for Entertainers & Transport

Back to School drive

With the weekly “Sell by Date” food donations from Woolworths, Constantia we are in need of a Fridge, if you are able to help please contact Martin


Xmas Party

When we have additional funding available we extend our monthly food packs to include personal hygiene items like a toothbrush, toothpaste, soap and shampoo helping us give dignity to our children. We need your help to be able to include personal hygiene items in all our monthly food packs.


With the weekly “Sell by Date” food donations from Woolworths, Constantia we are in need of a Fridge.

If you are able to help please contact Martin below

Food Packs

Food packs are used to support foster families on a monthly basis and are hugely funding dependent.  A sample pack may contain Long Life Milk, Peanut Butter, Brown Sugar, Wheat-Bix, Rice or Noodles, Soap and Washing Powder.


With the weekly “Sell by Date” food donations from Woolworths, Constantia we are in need of a Fridge.

If you are able to help please contact Martin below

Our Volunteers


We are very grateful for the joyous commitment of the large Interact group coming to Kids Club on Fridays.

We had the pleasure of meeting learners from Reddam Steenberg, Steenberg High School, Heathfield High School and the False Bay College whilst doing community service at Kids Club.


Without the hard work and commitment from our regular volunteers we would not be able to touch so many lives, thank you!

Our Partnerships

Youth with A mission


Kirstenhof Primary School

Izivunguvungu Children’s Orchestra

Westlake Primary School

Westlake ECD Forum

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