This year, Eddlesgas decided to help a community project that we have been working closely with for the past 4 years.
The Etafeni Day Care Centre Trust:
Etafeni are a community day care centre in Nyanga running several programs from their campus in order to improve the lives of the people in the area. Eddlesgas have previously assisted in arranging the gas installations for their kitchen, which they have used to great effect to feed roughly 15-thousand people a year.
Other projects at Etafeni include:
- Early Childhood development programs
- Youth Development and after school care
- Nutrition, Breastfeeding and Home Food Gardening
- Social Work and Community Development
- Mobile counselling
- Crafting and Skills Development
- HIV/ AIDS awareness
- TB Education
- Property Food Garden – which also supplies their kitchen
- and many more…
The work Etafeni is doing is invaluable to the surrounding community. Nyanga is a poverty stricken area, making it a hotspot for violent crime, HIV/AIDS and a number of other social and health problems. Despite the fact that Nyanga has even been labled the murder capital of the Western Cape, Etafeni have been working tirelessly for the last 15 years to bring about positive change for a community that have all but lost hope in the seemingly endless cycle of poverty and crime.
To celebrate Mandela Day this year, Eddllesgas decided to donate R1 for every R67 spent in our stores on the day to Etafeni in support of the fantastic work they are doing. I’m pleased to say that the cheque was delivered to them today, and we are sure they will be making use of our donation very soon!
For more information on the work that Etafeni does for the people around them, please visit their website www.etafeni.org and find out how you can get involved with this great initiative.
Donations can also be made to their bank account via their website should you wish to contribute.
Etafeni Day Care Centre is a registered Non-Profit Organisation: 024-270-NPO