WE SUPPORT CHILDREN AND YOUTH TO REACH THEIR FULL POTENTIAL
WHAT WE DO
Therapeutic services are rendered on a wide range of social challenges, namely,
- Child abuse and neglect
- Foster care
- Abandoned children
- Adoption services
- Marital discord and family conflict
- Custody investigations
- Application for birth and death registration
- HIV/AIDS guidance, counselling and support
- Teenage pregnancy
- Material assistance
- Grief and trauma counselling
Cases are referred to specialised organisations for services. For example physical or mental disabilities, psychological services and the like.
The Homework Centre is aimed at providing these facilities in a conducive environment. A Homework Monitor supervises the Centre which is opened on Mondays to Fridays from 14h00 to 17h00 and on Saturdays from 9h00 to 13h00.
The objectives of the Homework Centres are:
- To provide opportunities for educational stimulation of children from disadvantaged communities.
- To assist children to develop physically, emotionally and socially.
- To monitor and supervise homework of children in the absence of their parents or caregivers who may have literacy problems.
- To encourage and enhance reading skills for learners from an early age.
- To teach disadvantaged children computer skills which may aid them to complete school projects timeously.
The Society is currently supervising three homework centres in the following areas:
- Sarasvathi Primary School, Frasers
- Truro Empowerment Centre,Plein Street, learners make use of our fully operational Computer centre which is equipped with internet facilities. All our services are provided at no cost to children.
READING ROOM: The Teena Karim Education Foundation has joined partnership to launch the Reading Room Project. The project funded by the Gandhi Desai Valjee ex-students Trust, commenced with its first Reading on 25 October at the Truro Empowerment Homework Centre, in Plein Street. Learners from the local schools and the community were actively engaged in reading and exploring the fun of books. The reading room will be operational Monday to Friday with group reading taking place on Friday’s from 14h00-15h00.
Skills Development Training Courses
Domestic Empowerment Training Course
The Domestic Empowerment Training Course comprises of the following modules:
- Home Management
- Office Management
- Baby Care and Nutrition
- Computer Literacy
- Bead work
Guest speakers who have special expertise in Baby Care, Nutrition, First Aid and other topics are invited to specific training sessions.
The participants are also empowered with knowledge on social issues such as Domestic Violence and Child Protection as well as alternative healing such as Indian Head Massage.
Basic Office Skills Development Training
The Basic Office Skills development Training consists of the following modules:
- Basic Computer Literacy (including Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel)
- Reception Skills
- Mannerism and Etiquette
- Office Management.
Participants will obtain a certificate at a graduation ceremony after successfully completing the one month training course. Follow up interactions have indicated that many of the graduates have either secured employment or started their own businesses.
Application forms are available at the Society’s offices or contact us for a form via email.
The Children’s Fund School Breakfast Programme
These learners experienced extreme difficulty concentrating and were usually lethargic in class. Recent academic research has shown consistent connections among hunger reduction, improved nutrition and children’s learning.
In view of these findings the Tongaat Child and Family Welfare Society introduced the Schools Breakfast programme.
Morvite, a nutritional cereal mixed with water is provided to indigent learners.
At the commencement of the programme there were 259 beneficiaries, however currently in 2019 we serve breakfast to 2566 beneficiaries.
The Schools Breakfast Programme was also extended to Secondary School Learners.
The breakfast meal costs 70 cents per child per day, R3-50 per week and R14-00 per month.
The Breakfast Programme is being held at the following schools:
- Trubel Primary
- Silverdale Primary
- Emona Primary
- Sarasvati Primary
- Fairbreeze Secondary
- Belverton Primary
- Tongaat Secondary
- Sandfields Primary
- Flambel Primary
- Nkosibomvu Secondary
- Mbonisweni Primary
- Isnembe Primary
- Tongaat JP
- Tongaat Primary