This Women’s Day, the Saartjie Baartman Centre’s women not only had great fun but we were also privileged to be celebrated by others. The day started with some of our residents accompanying a staff member to the bollywood fitness fundraiser, where Veena Sukha, a Bolloywood dance instructor, had organized a dance event to raise funds for
We are very excited to share about our vegetable and herb garden, created for us very beautifully by Resida. Redisa had been working on the garden for a period of 2-3 weeks, ensuring a very creatvie outcome. Some of the boys living in our shelter seems to have found great enjoyment, helping them with the planting
Although Mandela day took place on the 18th July 2015, many have been inspired to continue giving, sharing and serving. We appreciate all the donations that have come in. it greatly enables us better meet the needs our women and children in fighting the battle against Gender Based Violence. We would like to acknowledge everyone
The Saartjie Baartman Centre is privileged to say that this year we have received great support from various organizations, companies, and individuals in celebration of Mandela Day. Many individuals and groups chose the Saartjie Baartman Centre as the place to share their time, gifts and love this Mandela Day. We would like to say a
AREAS hard hit by gang violence may soon be exempted from load shedding, says the City of Cape Town. JP Smith, mayoral committee member for safety and security, has called for the urgent consideration of this exemption for Manenberg, Ottery and Hanover Park following attacks in that area over the weekend. “I have requested the
The Magnet Theatre visited the shelter on the 15 May 2015 to expose young children to the world of theatre. This was a new experience for our children. The cast did not disappoint their young audience, who were engrossed in this wonderful art form. They explored the theme ”My Home” which the children related to very well.
This Easter, Dilshaad Esau, the ECD practitioner at the Saartjie Baartman Centre engaged the children in creative activity. Part of the program was to make puppets and toys, by recycling material that would ordinarily be thrown away. The children had a great time in the program. See some of their work below:
Last week Friday, the intake team in the empowerment program had to say goodbye to Heather Lodahl, an American Social Work volunteer from Texas. Prior to Heather’s arrival, she raised funds along with family and friends to bring a gift to our centre where she would serve our communites. While working in the intake program,