In January 2017, Kay, Holger and their three biological children (ages 13, 17 and 19) settled into a new home on the KIN Culture farm outside Stellenbosch. Within a week, five month old Ronald* joined their family and it wasn’t long before they had opened their doors and hearts to three more foster children: siblings Lisa* (6) and Alicia* (5) and three-year old Rosie*. Their lives would never be the same.
Valcare coordinates a thriving membership network consisting of hundreds of nonprofit organisations in the Paarl valley and surrounding areas. Although we have a partnership funding strategy to support projects and initiatives through an application process, many of our members have ongoing physical needs - big and small. We are always on the look-out for individuals, corporates and foundations to take hands and help where they can. This is an updated list of the requests we [...]
What's Happening? Stay updated with the latest conferences, workshops, training opportunities, fundraisers and celebrations presented by Valcare, our members and industry partners. July 2018 11-12 July 2018 - Salt & Light Kids: Holiday Club [click here] 11 July 2018 - The Appliance Bank [click here] 18 July 2018 - Mandela Day 20 July 2018 - Future Perspectives: The Future of Education [click here] 23 July 2018 - Partners for Possibility: Information Session [...]
The Drakenstein Child Protection Programme is uniting local organisations to empower, uplift, educate, and raise awareness during May for Child Protection Month and Child Protection Week from 27 May to 4 June 2018. Various organisations that form part of the Drakenstein Child Protection Programme are acting as a united voice, implementing updated group policies, hosting training workshops, implementing child-focused campaigns, running projects to raise awareness and wearing and displaying the symbolic green ribbons, to name a [...]
“There were times I used to find myself lost; sometimes I found myself not feeling meaningful. I have learnt the importance of self-definition and living purposefully. I’m at a point where I no longer have to prove myself to anyone, but I have to work hard and achieve.” – Fikile Tubu Fikile Tubu is the Learnership Campus Manager at Elevation. Fikile is a graduate of the Elevation Programme – a Wellington-based initiative [...]
The month of May is child protection month in South Africa and this year child protection week is celebrated from 28 May to 4 June 2018. Valcare members, KIN Culture and KiBWE have also successfully registered the very first World Foster Day that will be celebrated on 31 May 2018. Here are 10 ways of how your organisation, church or business can celebrate the value of children and create awareness for child protection during May: 1. [...]
“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.” - Charles Dickens Valcare's member organisations face many challenges, and each organisation usually has a long list of needs in order to serve the people that form part of their initiatives. Here's a summary of the needs that we've received from our members for May 2018. How can you help? Praying Volunteering Donating Gifts in Kind Donating Financially May 2018 Member Organisations' [...]