Almost daily we are confronted with news headlines of another child who has been hurt badly. The sad part is that there are still people out there who are aware of a child`s suffering, but rather choose to turn a blind eye. Badisa Wynberg`s vision is a community in action, together in ensuring a safe future for our children. The challenge to our readers are therefore: Let us join hands to protect our vulnerable children and help them to prosper.
Badisa Wynberg was able to host their second annual High Tea on 25 March 2017 at the Constantia Dutch Reformed Church Hall. The atmosphere was very sociable, relaxed and filled with lots of fun and laughter. Guests were fortunate to be inspired by the presence of the well-known Radio Tygerberg presenter, writer and inspirational speaker, Benescke Janse Van Rensburg. With the theme “Living beyond yourself” Benescke`s message can be summarised as follows:
- How we can reach out to other people who need us? By getting out of our comfort zones and placing ourselves in other people`s shoes, which will enable us to experience other people`s suffering and pain.
- With the contributions we make, no matter how big or small, we will never realise what impact and difference this makes in someone else’s life.
With the support and donations from surrounding businesses, random spot prizes as well as a gift pack to each attending guest could be offered, as a token of appreciation for their support.
The Management and Staff of Badisa Wynberg would like to thank our supporters and their contribution to help make this such a successful event!
Children are the future of this country.
By investing in children’s basic education, we are contributing to the country’s development and
creating a literate and self-sufficient society.
– Rick Corsino
Through the Boksie for Buksies project, we are providing day mothers with the necessary skills to educate pre-school children. This ensures school readiness and it keeps the children safe during the day when their parents are at work. We recently hosted a training day in Westlake to empower 6 new day mothers to improve the level of education for the children in their area.
“My daddy is a qualified paramedic, my mommy wanted to become an accountant but when she was retrenched at work she became involved in substance abuse and ended up cleaning houses.”
These are the words of Tasneem* a beautiful 13-year old girl, wearing a coral summer dress and a silver pendant hanging from her neck, as she tells me how she ended up as the main carer in a child-headed household – having to beg for food for her 6 siblings every night. She took full responsibility to get her brothers and sisters ready for school every day, helping them with homework and putting them to bed.