Tiyimiseleni Home-Based Care Centre
Hlayisekani Nursing Home
Hlayisekani Disability Centre
Mabarhule Youth Choir Centre
The beautiful voices of the Mabarhule Youth Choir that so many of you have enjoyed at Savanna have not been heard for many months, but we continue to support this project which was started by Julius, one of our trackers, to keep the youth focused and out of trouble. The Youth in Action Choir Hall was built to enable the youngsters who had finished school, but did not yet have further education or jobs, a place to come to for support and help from the community elders. It is an opportunity for them to learn and develop their skills, from training and performing their music to having a business opportunity to rent out the hall for weddings and functions.
This year we have put in a borehole at the centre and have gradually started to fix up the centre with the help of the choir members. We are supporting them by trying to provide the materials for the centre and the youth members are doing the labour and learning new skills from the builders. We have also managed to provide them with food parcels to keep them going.
Extra Community Projects
Khumba Ncila – Touching Tails
Ruminants (cattle, goats and pigs):
2051 cases treated for illness and injury
Dogs and Cats:
1043 Vaccinated for rabies
580 vaccinated for parvo, distemper, hepatitis
1540 dogs dewormed and treated for ectoparasites
1119 cases treated for illness or injury
100 dogs sterilised
None of the above would be possible without the generous support of individual people and sponsors who donate to the above causes. We are so grateful that through you, we have been able to achieve the above and continue to be able to help and make a difference in the communities where many of our staff and their families live. It is, however, an ongoing need and we are always grateful for any sponsorship or funding that can help make ‘just a little difference’.
July is an important month in South Africa, as we honour the legacy of South Africa’s former President, Nelson Mandela, and his values. This is celebrated on 18th July, which was his birthday. The purpose of the day is to commemorate Nelson Mandela’s 67-year fight for human rights and social justice. It is a tradition to volunteer and do community service for ’67 minutes’ on this day or throughout the month. We have a special function set up for each of our projects, as follows:
Hlayisekani Nursing Home and Disabled Centre – tea and cake day, which our kitchen and housekeeping staff are making especially for them!
Tiyimiseleni Home-based Care Centre – Ice cream truck day and each child will receive a blanket for the cold winter nights. If you would be interested in supporting this cause, blankets cost R250 each.
Mketsi Primary School – garden makeover with our gardening team, as requested by the school children who will come and help!
Khumba Ncila Touching Tails – two-day sterilisation campaign. If you are interested in supporting this cause, it costs R400 to sterilize one dog or a cat.
If you would like to donate to any of the these special functions for Mandela Day, please click on this link (or the below button) or contact Sandile on firstname.lastname@example.org or Natasha on email@example.com for further info.
Sandile and The Savanna Trust Team