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Mattresses from the Antarctic to Blikkiesdorp

 

This year too, Dr. Eberhardt Kohlberg and his team from Neumeyer Station in Antarctic kept HOPE Cape Town and the people we serve in mind and donated mattresses for HOPE Cape Town.

Together with Eberhardt, we brought the mattresses to Blikkiesdorp and gave it to members of the community.

We would like to thank Dr. Eberhardt Kohlberg and his team for the continuing support from the Neumeyer Station in Antarctic. A big thank you also goes to Petra and Andreas Reichwein; they supported us as every year with the transport of the mattresses. Thank you very much!

 

Henning Schoon vom Verlag Liboriusblatt

 

Henning Schoon/Verlag Liboriusblatt from Hamm, Germany and his partner Mariam visited HOPE Cape Town and Blikkiesdorp

 

Tygerberg Hospital School

 

Background

 

Tygerberg Hospital School is a school inside the Tygerberg Hospital. The learners are the patients of the Tygerberg Hospital.

When learners are in the hospital, they lose out on a lot of teaching. Some learners have already been in the hospital for long periods of time that they need intensive remedial education. A lot of learners will be in bed for long periods of time without any stimulation. There are often children of as old as 12 that that has never been in a school. Tygerberg Hospital School (THS) want the best possible education for each and every child in the country. THS are thus very fortunate to accommodate the learners and give them hope for the future and really want to make a difference in their lives. THS is teaching the learners on their level and build their confidence and academic career. THS is teaching all the learners and is not discriminating on gender, language, grade, race of illness.

THS is also trying to bridge the gap between their school at home and while they are in the hospital.

  • The school is 100% inclusive
  • THS is teaching in Afrikaans and English and since 2015 also in Xhosa for the isiXhosa learners sponsored by HOPE Cape Town
  • All the learners in the primary school are learners in the hospital
  • The timeframe for learners in the primary school are between 3 days and 6 months (even more)
  • Our school strive towards Christian principals but accept learners of all religious believes
  • All classes are multi-grade and multi-lingual
  • There are small classes and this enables the learners to get individual attention
  • There are no school fees

The High School Unit is called ITHUBA – it is Xhosa and it means hope.

Ithuba was established in 2004. It is supported by the Family Unit of the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Tygerberg Hospital. It aims to provide support and assistance with school readiness for adolescents recovering from psychiatric illnesses, enabling them to return to their schools and communities or alternatively to prepare them for the workplace.

Ithuba Vision

Our vision is to educate learners on their own level so that following hospitalisation; they can apply their full potential to make a meaningful contribution to society.

Ithuba Goals

  • Develop their full potential through effective education
  • Help develop their unique abilities in every facet of life
  • Develop and build up their self-image

HOPE Cape Town is supporting the Tygerberg Hospital School since year with volunteers, support for events, clothing, books, toiletries, computers etc.

Since 2015 HOPE Cape Town is financing the Xhosa speaking teacher for the isiXhosa learners.

THS was always in desperate need to employ a Xhosa speaking teacher for the learners in the hospital, but we could never get funding. THS has employed Me Jelwana in January 2015.

She did not only teach the children in the wards and at the school, she was also used by doctors and nurses to be the interpreter between them and the child. Khosi did also explain to the parents to what the procedures is with their children. So see a child or a parent's face light up when Khosi starts talking to them in Xhosa, is priceless.

Khosi's warm personality draws people to her and the learners trust her immediately. Her sense of humour is also a breath of fresh air in a where sadness is part of the daily routine. She is not only an amazing teacher, she also gives a lot of herself to the learners. Since Khosi started here in January 2015, she has taught 301 learners. This is remarkable and it shows the need of the learners, school, hospital and the parents.

Xhosi's experience in working with HIV/AIDS patients is a big added value to THS; she has educated her colleagues in many ways around the above. Her insight in the sick learners' needs is noticeable.

 

Meeting with HOPE Cape Town Ambassador Katlego Maboe

 

HOPE Cape Town Goodwill Ambassador, Katlego Maboe and the HOPE Cape Town team during our strategic planning session today. Looking forward to a successful year ahead.

 

Toiletries for HOPE Cape Town

 

Long-time supporters, Cornelia and Uwe Fanselow recently visited HOPE Cape Town and handed over a suitcase of toothbrushes, toothpaste, baby clothing and other baby care items which were collected through their fundraising efforts.

We are very grateful for this donation and will use these items to introduce dental care to our little patients. We thank Cornelia & Uwe for their time and effort and their visit and are very grateful to all the donors who supported this initiative

 

HOPE Cape Town supported by Yemoja!

 

Yemoja - an online shop for colorful handmade handbags - www.yemoja.net - supports HOPE Cape Town since May 2015. In November 2015, the founders of Yemoja visited HOPE Cape Town.

We introduced them to our work at the children wards in Tygerberg Hospital, at the township clinic in Delft and in our community project in Blikkiesdorp.

We would like to say thank you for their support and the great interest in our work in South Africa.

 

Christmas Party at Tygerberg Hospital

 

HOPE Cape Town hosted an end of year Christmas Party for our little patients at Tygerberg Hospital with toys, food and other treats for the children and their mothers who were very happy to receive new handbags. Spreading HOPE and festive cheer.

 

Year End Function

 

Hope Cape Town staff celebrated a year of challenges, hard work and some incredible achievements, with a relaxed barbeque recently. Some even braved the water. Thanks to everyone who made this wonderful afternoon possible and to our donors who helped us give each Community Health Worker a smart handbag as a Christmas gift.

 

HOPE Cape Town supports Youth Camp

 

42 teenagers from Tygerberg Children's Hospital attended a youth camp at the beautiful Back to Basics campsite outside Grabouw this weekend. HOPE Cape Town doctor, Sue Purchase, and HOPE Cape Town volunteer, Martin Fehmer, joined in the fun and festivities. HOPE Cape Town was also able to donate a radio/alarm to each of the teenagers, which caused much excitement. A big thank you to our sponsors who make such donations possible!

 

HOPE brings festive joy to children

 

HOPE Cape Town hosted a Christmas party for about 200 children in Delft recently. They had such a great time jumping, singing and dancing, eating, having their faces painted and of course getting gifts from Father Christmas. A huge shout out to all the volunteers, and especially to HOPE ambassadors Kia Johnson and Katlego Maboe for being there and for serving and entertaining the kids!

 

HOPE Cape Town brings joy to kids on World Aids Day

 

HOPE Cape Town in partnership with Goodhope FM Radio treated 50 children from Blikkiesdorp to a fun day out at the Blue Train Park in Mouille Point, Cape Town.

The children were treated to a full day of activities with snacks and lunch. HOPE Cape Town staff were also interviewed live on radio as part of the World Aids Day program.

This was the first such outing for most of the children who come from very impoverished backgrounds. We were happy that we could give them this opportunity to have some fun.

 

UCT graduation held on World Aids Day

 

Hope Cape Town is extremely proud of all our community health care workers who graduated with certificates in Health Literacy and Advanced Counselling at the University of Cape Town recently. Their teachers all commented on the tremendous growth and development they have seen in all the participants over the last 2 years. Special congratulations to Mariam Roelofse (Bronze Award in Advanced Counselling), Violet Avontuur (Silver Award in Advanced Counselling) and Dandelene Sylvester (Silver Award in Advanced Counselling, Gold Award in Health Literacy and Valedictorian)!

 

HOPE Gala Dresden Raises Funds for HOPE Cape Town

 

HOPE Cape Town received a major financial boost from its annual gala event held in Dresden, Germany recently. The HOPE Gala Dresden raised major funds which will help the organisation continue to support the communities of the Western Cape with its various programmes including feeding schemes, toy libraries, resistance testing and 22 HOPE Community Health Workers who are active in the field.

The event which was attended by more than 800 guests from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and South Africa included celebrities and politicians and was a huge success and not only raised funds but also created an international awareness of the challenges that South Africa still faces in terms of dealing with HIV/Aids and TB and the related social ills.

According to the organisations founder and Chair of HOPE Cape Town Trust, Rev Father Stefan Hippler, “We are thankful to all our supporters who make it possible to bring HOPE to so many.

We still have a long way to go and there is an ever increasing need to expand our services. With the continued support of our international friends and the South African public, we are committed to making a difference in the communities we serve.”

HOPE Cape Town Donor Relations Manager, Mr Fahim Docrat added, “We are very happy that our friends in Germany are continuing to support our work and have managed to raise funds which support our efforts. This would have not been possible without the hard work of our HOPE Gala Dresden Coordinator, Ms Viola Klein and her team who have been promoting our work for many years now. We look forward to an even bigger event next year.”

 

HOPE Cape Town attended the German School Bazaar

 

HOPE Cape Town had a stall at the German School Cape Town Bazaar which took place on Saturday. We thank everybody who visited our stall to find out about our many programs. We look forward to participating at this event again next year.

 

Family Health Days for Blikkiesdorp

 

HOPE Cape Town is proud to partner with the Signal Hill Rotary Club for the Rotary Family Health Days held at Blikkiesdorp from 7 to 9 October. Together we are using our containers in Blikkiesdorp as a base to bring the community essential health services including: HIV Testing, TB Screening, STI Screening and Counselling. HOPE Cape Town Community Health Workers and our Rotary colleagues are hard at work serving the community.

 

Welcome to new HOPE Cape Town Champion

 

Maggie Andresen (USA)

HOPE Cape Town welcomes Maggie Andresen as our HOPE Champion and wish her well with her efforts to promote HOPE Cape Town in the USA. Maggie Andresen is an award winning student of photojournalism currently studying at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America. She has worked and been published in Philadelphia and New York area publications. This summer, Maggie was lucky enough to work in South Africa doing documentary work with AIDS orphans and HIV positive mothers. She aspires to one day work internationally as a documentary photographer. Maggie has committed to supporting the work that HOPE Cape Town does and to spread our message of hope throughout the USA.

 

New Soccer Kits for Blikkiesdorp United

 

Thank you to our German visitors, Nico Krukenberg and his parents, who donated soccer kits to the Blikkiesdorp Soccer Club.

 

Donation of rain jackets

 

HOPE Cape Town recently helped spread hope and warmth with our donation of 98 rain jackets to the children of Sir Lowry`s Pass Primary School.

 

HOPE Gala Dresden 2015

 

Video about HOPE Gala Dresden 2015 – German

Click the link below to view the video

http://www.dresden-fernsehen.de/Aktuelles/Artikel/1396706/HOPE-Gala-begeht-rundes-Jubilaeum/?source=canonical

 

Donation to The Carel Du Toit Centre

 

HOPE Cape Town recently donated 51 school jackets to The Carel du Toit Centre keeping the children warm from the cold. We were glad that we could support these children who have hearing and speech difficulties.

 

Talk on Alcohol and Drug Abuse

 

Peter Lovick, from the NGO Living Grace, spent a morning with our community health workers recently, discussing alcohol and drug abuse. It was so useful to gain greater insight into this terrible problem which devastates families and communities across the Western Cape. We learnt all about stimulants, depressants and hallucinogens, and were challenged to consider whether our children’s attitude to mind altering substances is not strongly linked to observed behaviour in adults. Perhaps our children just need better role models? Many thanks to Peter for coming all the way from Muizenberg, and for the incredible work you do with addicts.

 

Visit by John Matthias Roth

 

Today, we were pleased to welcome protestant pastor, singer-songwriter and composer, Johannes Matthias Roth. We introduced him to our work and visited the clinic in Delft. Afterwards we went to to Blikkiesdorp, to entertain the children of the kindergarten with his songs. The children were thrilled and unfortunately time passed too fast even for John.

 

 

Happy Birthday Aunty Gairo

 

Today we celebrated the 60th Birthday of one of our HOPE Community Health Care workers. Gaironessa Abrahams has been working for HOPE Cape Town in the Delft South community since 2009. She is passionate and energetic and enjoys working with children. Gairo requested to continue working for HOPE Cape Town, despite reaching the official retirement age. We wish her a year ahead filled with health and happiness.

 

 

Williams Hunt Cape Town donates blankets

 

Thank you to Williams Hunt Cape Town for their continued support. Their vehicle sponsorship enables us to continue to spread hope to the communities we serve. This donation of blankets will spread warmth this winter and will be distributed to those in our care at Tygerberg Hospital. A special thanks to the ladies at Williams Hunt Cape Town who took the time to knit one of the very special blankets. Thank you for all your effort.

 

 

 

School Uniforms for Primary School in Klipheuwel

 

Today we gave out school uniforms for 175 children at a Primary School in Klipheuwel.

Klipheuwel is a small rural village located 15km north of Durbanville, Cape Town and consists of an area with brick houses, but the majority of the people here live in shacks without running water and toilets in dwellings.

About 2300 people live in Klipheuwel, 55 % of them are black, and 39 % are coloured. 57% of people in Klipheuwel live in shacks. The unemployment rate is 30%.

Klipheuwel is served medically by a mobile clinic which operates out of Durbanville Clinic. Some residents of Klipheuwel visit the Fisantekraal Clinic if they can afford the transport. Both clinics have a HOPE Community Health Worker who are part of the mobile clinic team.

The children, Principal and teachers were delighted with our visit and could not believe that we would like to give out much needed jackets and school uniforms. Many children are coming to school – also in the current winter - only with short skirts or shorts and without jackets and feel very cold.

We thank our sponsors Lions Club Voerde, Kamghe Gaba/My Chain for Happiness and the Saarland State Youth Choir for their donations which made this possible.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

HOPE Cape Town helps families in Kayamandi

 

Responding to a call for assistance from Kayamandi township in Stellenbosch where 12 homes were destroyed in a fire leaving the families out in the cold.

HOPE Cape Town and Shoprite-Acts of Warmth Project handed out blankets and fleece sets to those affected.

 

Shoprite-Acts of Warmth Project Supports HOPE Cape Town

 

We thank Shoprite for donating blankets, umbrellas and fleece sets to HOPE Cape Town for distribution in the communities we serve. HOPE Cape Town Ambassador, Katlego Maboe helped us give out some of these items on Mandela Day to the Blikkiesdorp community. We will be distributing more items over the next week to those in need.

 

My Chain For Happiness

 

Kamghe Gaba, a successful athlete and member of the German national team (400 m), visited HOPE Cape Town in 2010. His visit to the community of Blikkiesdorp had a profound effect on him. Kamghe then launched in 2014 his project "My Chain for Happiness" to support children in care of HOPE Cape Town by selling chains. 

http://www.mychainforhappiness.com/chains/

He recently launched a new product and is selling now via his webpage not only his chains for happiness he is offering now a T-Shirt as well http://www.mychainforhappiness.com/the-chain-shirt/

For more information please visit http://www.mychainforhappiness.com/ or www.kamghe.com

Vielen Dank, Kamghe!

 

HOPE Cape Town Mandela Day Breakfast

 

HOPE Cape Town staff and friends dedicated their time in honour of Mandela Day, feeding the children of the Blikkiesdorp community in Delft.

We started at around 9am and expected to feed around 400 children. We ended up feeding over 600 children. Fortunately with donations from Hastens Beds South Africa and HOPE Cape Town Ambassador, Katlego Maboe, we had enough porridge for everyone. We also gave each child a rain jacket and a party pack with juice, chips, sweets and other goodies.

Communities like Blikkiesdorp need all the help they can get from government and wider society. They are truly impoverished and HOPE Cape Town’s programmes in the community seek to improve nutrition and the general quality of life while also focussing on upskilling individuals and facilitating access to health care. We encourage others to do their bit to also positively impact and make a difference in the lives of the needy. This was Madiba’s vision and the true spirit of Ubuntu.

It was a day with all hands on deck including HOPE Cape Town staff, visitors from Germany and the USA and HOPE Cape Town Ambassador Kia Johnson who was very moved by the kids.

 

Visit to GLM Crèche: Blikkiesdorp

 

What a privilege it was to visit GLM (God Loves Me) Crèche in Blikkiesdorp recently. The crèche has been running for about 2 years in a marque near the play area.

There are about 50 children, in the care of the dynamic Didi April and her amazing staff of lady volunteers.  Didi is also studying early childhood development, while running the crèche!

Apart from some tables and chairs, the crèche has been running with no toys or equipment.  The staff and children were so delighted to receive our donation of a CD player and 2 boxes of toys.

The smiles on their faces say it all.

 

HOPE Cape Town supports Holy Family Child and Youth Development Centre

 

HOPE Cape Town recently brought joy to the children of the Holy Family Child and Youth Development Centre in Manenberg where we donated school uniforms and jackets to hundreds of deserving children.

 

Official Launch of HOPE to Home

 

It was with great excitement that we were able to officially launch HOPE Cape Town's  new project called "HOPE to Home" which is based in Tygerberg Hospital this week after the weekly Tygerberg Paediatric doctors meeting.

The launch followed on an 18 month trial phase.

Approximately 40 Paediatric doctors were present including consultants, registrars, medical officers and interns. Four nursing sisters were also able to join us for a cup of coffee, a muffin and a short talk on HOPE to Home.

HOPE to Home aims to augment the paediatric services already provided by the hospital with additional counselling, liaising between the hospital structures and the community clinics and practical support. Our focus is on children who are HIV positive and those infected with TB. We have identified a need in these children for extra support for both the care givers and the children themselves in terms of understanding their disease, the importance of their medication and the need for a smooth, uninterrupted transition back into the community in order to maintain good adherence and retention in care.

The HOPE to Home team comprising of Sonia, Mariam and a medical doctor, work from an office in G7 and encourage Tygerberg doctors and nurses to refer children to the project by means of a short, simple referral form. Once the child/caregiver has been seen and helped in whatever way is necessary, a feedback form will be placed in the child's file informing the team as to what has been done.

We look forward to many years of being a useful service to Tygerberg Hospital and the surrounding communities in helping HIV +ve children successfully adhere to their treatment programme and to retain them in the correct cascade of care.

 

HOPE Cape Town volunteer, Miss Earth South Africa semi-finalist

 

Miss Earth South Africa semi-finalist and Hope Cape Town volunteer,  Ms Sakhe Silwana recently spent a day in Blikkiesdorp planting trees and vegetables and assisted with the vegetable garden to help support the HOPE Cape Town soup kitchen for the needy residents of Blikkiesdorp.

Thank you Sakhe!

 

HOPE Cape Town brings joy to the children at Blikkiesdorp Crèche

 

HOPE Cape Town recently handed over a cd player, lego sets and food hampers to the children from the Blikkiesdorp Crèche.

We are thankful to Hastens Beds South Africa who have committed to supporting this crèche with a monthly donation in order for the children to be provided with breakfast daily while at the crèche.

We are also most grateful to our board member, Mr Hardy Fiebig who facilitated a donation of a container load of cd players, radios and toys from the German company, Kompernaß Handelsgesellschaft mbH.

Only with your support can we support others.

 

HOPE Cape Town Trust Annual General Meeting

 

HOPE Cape Town Trust had its Annual General Meeting on 16 May 2015 at the Mediterranean Villa in Cape Town. During the AGM, Rev Father Stefan Hippler, Chair of the HOPE Cape Town Trust reported on the financial and general well-being of the Trust and reaffirmed the strong position and standing of the Trust. The board reaffirmed their commitment to the effective management and oversight of the Trust and attributed the success to date to prudent spending, careful investments and effective controls that have been established.

Dr Izane Reyneke, HOPE Cape Town Program Coordinator, gave an overview of the state of HOPE Cape Town Association and gave feedback on current projects and the direction moving forward.

Mr Fahim Docrat, HOPE Cape Town Donor Relations Manager, gave an overview of fundraising to date, highlighting our reliance on German donors as our core funders while significant progress has been made with South African donors who will account for a larger percentage of income in the coming years. Marketing efforts have also yielded returns with increased visibility and awareness of HOPE Cape Town in South Africa due to the forging of significant local partnerships.

The outgoing treasurer, Prof Detlev Geiss was thanked for his many years of service and the new treasurer, Mrs Petra Reichwein, was welcomed and is now entrusted with this important position. The AGM was concluded on a high note with all in attendance committing to grow HOPE Cape Town and ensure we continue to positively impact the communities that we serve.

 

HOPE Cape Town hands over toys to Holy Cross Convent School

 

HOPE Cape Town recently handed over R10 000 worth of toys, courtesy of a German donor, to the Holy Cross Convent School.

The toys will be used by the school’s after care centre and all students will have access to the toys.

The school choir have been participating at the Ball of HOPE event for many years now and this relationship has grown into a strong partnership.

HOPE Cape Town Donor Relations Manager, Mr Fahim Docrat said, “We wanted to show our appreciation to the school for their commitment to our cause and felt the toys would assist them with their efforts of encouraging learning through play, particularly with the younger learners. We thank the school for their friendship and hope the learners benefit from our gift.”

Mr Fahim Docrat, school principal, Mrs Du Plesis, Sister Francis Cooper with students from the school choir.

Mr Fahim Docrat and Sister Francis Cooper with students from the school choir

 

Ball Raises Funds for HOPE Cape Town

 

HOPE Cape Town received a major financial boost from its annual Ball of HOPE event held at the Westin recently. The Ball raised over R235 000 which will help the organisation continue to support the communities of the Western Cape with its various programmes including research, toy libraries, resistance testing and 22 HOPE Community Health Workers who are active in the field.

The event which was attended by more than 300 guests from South Africa and abroad included celebrities, members of the diplomatic core and government officials, was a huge success and not only raised funds but also created an awareness of the challenges that South Africa still faces in terms of dealing with HIV/Aids and TB and the related social ills.

The event which had HOPE Goodwill Ambassador, Katlego Maboe as the master of ceremonies had Justice Edwin Cameron as the guest speaker while entertainment included songs by Katlego, Kim Collins and the Holy Cross Children’s Choir.

According to the organisations founder and Chair of HOPE Cape Town Trust, Rev Father Stefan Hippler, “We are thankful to all our supporters who make it possible to bring HOPE to so many. We still have a long way to go and there is an ever increasing need to expand our services. With the continued support of our international friends and the South African public, we are committed to making a difference in the communities we serve.”

HOPE Cape Town Donor Relations Manager, Mr Fahim Docrat added, “We are very thankful to Ms Viola Klein, our main fundraiser in Germany, for handing over the cheque of R3 million on behalf of the donor, Ein Herz Für Kinder. We are very pleased that the Ball of HOPE remains a major event on the Cape Town social calendar and continues to be supported by members of the SA German Chamber of Commerce.”

 

Ms Viola Klein hands over a cheque for R3million to Rev Fr Stefan Hippler, joined by Fahim Docrat and Anja Tambusso-Ferraz from the SA German Chamber of Commerce

HOPE Goodwill Ambassador, Katlego Maboe with the HOPE team

Cheque for R124 000 handover from SMA Solar Technology

Rev Fr Stefan Hippler, Anja Tambusso-Ferraz and Justice Edwin Cameron

 

HOPE Cape Town hosts Stellenbosch University students

 

HOPE Cape Town recently hosted twenty dietetic (first year) students from Stellenbosch University who were participating in the university’s Amazing Race for Health. During their tour they visited our projects in Blikkiesdorp to see what role NPO`S are playing to improve health for SA citizens.

 

HOPE Doctors give Talk to Foster Parents

 

HOPE Cape Town’s doctors were invited by the NGO NORSA to talk to their foster parents about babies that are HIV exposed and/or HIV positive. The talk was given in the Bellville Methodist Church Hall and was well attended by approximately 20 people. All attendees listened attentively to the latest guidelines on the testing and management of babies born to HIV positive mothers. A lot of the foster parents face this situation on a regular basis and it is important that they are up to date in what the latest government guidelines are advising. As well as dealing with HIV we also educated the foster parents on the disease syphilis and its possible effects on babies born to mothers carrying syphilis. We ended off the 1, 5 hour session by doing a practical session on how to administer the different ARV syrups to babies. It was a highly successful morning with lots of education around ‘HIV and the infant’, given to an audience that was highly receptive!

 

 

Farewell to Sister Arendse who was the first nursing sister running G7 Ithemba Ward, our Ward for Infectious Diseases at Tygerberg Hospital

 

Sr Mary Arendse is one of the few people who knows HOPE Cape Town from the start in October 2001. She was the Nurse in Charge of the Ithemba ward in Tygerberg Hospital for many years. She supported HOPE Cape Town with CHWs, volunteers, lots of visitors and office space in the ward.

Sr Arendse retired end of March, after 37 years of service in Tygerberg Hospital.

A big “thank you” for all she has done and we at HOPE Cape Town wish her well and everything of the best for the time with her family and loved ones.

 

Thank you to Cape Brewing Company for donating R 10 000 as the proceeds of the Blessing of the Lenten Beer this month.

 

 

USA Students visit HOPE Cape Town

 

HOPE Cape Town had the pleasure of hosting students from the USA, at Blikkiesdorp, as part of their Semester at Sea world tour. Rev. Fr Stefan Hippler kicked of their visit with an interactive talk. This was followed by a walk through and home visit in Blikkiesdorp. It concluded with a hands-on session where students got the opportunity to assist in the garden & beading project. Two of our staff members Izane Reyneke and Pauline Jooste got the opportunity to visit the Semester at Sea Cruiseliner, as guests of Prof Shepherd, for dinner to learn more about life at sea. Bon Voyage

 

HOPE Community Health Workers attend University of Cape Town course

 

Two more of our community health care workers have begun to study Advanced Counselling and Health Literacy at UCT. Many thanks to The Kidzpositive Family Fund for their generous sponsorship, which has made this incredible learning journey possible. Both of our community workers care for HIV positive children in Paarl and are very excited to be able to study further and put their new skills to use in their daily work.

Sheila Samuels                     Nomsa Nqwita

 

Mrs Bouffier visits HOPE Cape Town

 

On 18 March 2015 we had the honour to welcome, Mrs Ursula Bouffier, the wife of the President of the Federal Council of Germany, Mr Volker Bouffier and Mrs Heidi Wunsch, the wife of the German Consul General in Cape Town. We introduced our work at the clinic in Delft, our community project in Blikkiesdorp and the paediatric wards at Tygerberg Hospital to the delegation. Rev Fr Stefan Hippler gave an overview about our work and the impact of our work for the children and their families to the delegation. During the tour in Blikkiesdorp and the home visit Mrs Bouffier and Mrs Wunsch experienced the living conditions in Blikkiesdorp. We also visited two children’s wards at Tygerberg Hospital and highlighted how important our work is for the patients, their parents and also for the nurses and doctors. We would like to thank Mrs Bouffier for the generous donation which we received and her interest in our work. Thank you very much!

 

Visit at the crèche in Blikkiesdorp

Visit at the Delft clinic

Visit at the children’s ward at Tygerberg Hospital

Handover of the cheque

Walking tour of Blikkiesdorp

 

Blessing of the Beer at Spice Route

 

HOPE Cape Town thank Andy and Wolfgang from the Cape Brewing Company based at the Spice Route in Paarl, for hosting the Blessing of the Lent Beer Ceremony and for donating proceeds to HOPE CT. The blessing would not have been possible with fathers Stefan, Wim and Dieter. Thank you to all who attended and supported us.

 

Garden Party of the German-speaking community in the Cape

 

At the invitation of the Rotary Club at the Cape and the representatives of Switzerland, Germany and Austria, we took part at the garden party of the German-speaking community on the Cape on Saturday, March 14, 2015 The Festival was under the auspices of the Consul General Mr. Dr. Bernd Rinnert, the Consul General of Switzerland, Mrs Bernadette Hunkeler Brown, as well as the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Austria, the Federal Republic of Germany, and Mr Otto Stehlik. We could introduce our work at Tygerberg Hospital and in the communities to many interested guests and we were pleased with spontaneous donations too. In particular we were very pleased with the visit of Mr and Mrs Süß, who are now back home in Dresden.

HOPE Cape Town Team at the Garden Party

HOPE Cape Town Team at the Garden Party

 

HOPE Cape Town launches SMS Donation Campaign

 

HOPE Cape Town recently launched a national SMS donation campaign and are calling on the public to support this initiative by SMSing the word hope to 42409 and donating R30 to support HOPE Cape Town’s various programs. HOPE Cape Town’s Donor Relations Manager, Mr Fahim Docrat said, “We are very excited about this campaign and are looking to the public to support this initiative and help us to continue to bring hope to those in need. For an SMS donation of R30 you will be helping to make a huge difference in someone’s life.”

 

Donation from the Antarctic

 

Dr. Eberhardt Kohlberg and his team are again back from the Neumeyer Station in the Antarctic and have brought mattresses for HOPE Town Cape. Together with Eberhardt, we donated the mattresses to Klipheuwel and issued them to the members of the community. Klipheuwel lies outside of Durbanville, Cape Town. There are two areas in Klipheuwel, one with stone houses and a school, and a township consisting of wooden shacks.

We would like to thank Dr. Eberhardt Kohlberg and his team for the continuous support from the Antarctic. Thank you!

 

 

HOPE Cape Town arranged a fun day at the Blikkiesdorp Creche that ended with a meal sponsored by KFC.

 

 

HOPE Cape Town Goodwill Ambassador

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-uxQA1hfuM

 


Blessing of the Beer at Spice Route

Join us at Spice Route in Paarl on Sunday 15 March from 9am to 12 for a fun day where the Blessing of the Lent Beer will take place with service delivered in English, Afrikaans and German.
Proceeds from the sale of beer will be donated to HCT.
We will also have an info stand on the day and look forward to seeing you there.

For more info please visit http://www.spicerouterestaurant.co.za



  

 

 

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HOPE Cape Town Toy Library gets another donation

HOPE Cape Town recently brought joy to the children of Blikkiesdorp in Delft with a donation of more toys for the HOPE Cape Town Toy Library that was established at Blikkiesdorp Crèche in August la

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