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Proteas of the Valley – Valcare Honours Inspirational Women

They are strong, selfless, brave and kind. They are caring, humble and encouraging. Just like the local Protea flower - these women flourish despite harsh, dry and mountainous terrains. Women form the backbone of our community. August is National Women’s Month and Valcare is once again honouring the fierce females who make the Paarl valley and surrounding areas a better place. They are the Proteas of the Valley. We’re talking about the hope carriers, [...]

By | June 29th, 2018|News, Noticeboard|0 Comments

Member Organisations’ Needs

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 [...]

By | May 30th, 2018|Noticeboard|0 Comments

Events

What's Happening? Stay updated with the latest conferences, workshops, training opportunities, fundraisers and celebrations presented by Valcare, our members and industry partners. December 2018 6 December - Symphonia Leadership Development: How to speak Millennial [click here] 7 December - Drakenstein APD: Annual Appreciation Ceremony [click here] 10 December - Valcare partner funding quarterly report deadline 12 December - Boland School for Autism: Night run [click here] 14 December - Valcare office closes [...]

By | May 22nd, 2018|Events|0 Comments

Western Cape Organisations Collaborate for Child Protection Month

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 [...]

By | May 13th, 2018|News|0 Comments

10 Ways to Raise Awareness for Child Protection Month

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. [...]

By | May 1st, 2018|News, Noticeboard|0 Comments

Collaboration Enables a Brighter Future for Klapmuts

A second Valcare in Action event was hosted by Valcare on Tuesday 24 April 2018 in the form of a Klapmuts walkabout. The gathering saw a group of 75 role-players take to the streets of Klapmuts to catch a glimpse of what is already happening in this vibrant and growing community. It also opened conversation to discuss and discover its inherent potential and to explore future possibilities. Collaboration unlocks opportunities A theme that came across [...]

By | April 30th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Valcare’s first Amazing Race Unites and Inspires

80 people. 8 teams. 4 communities. 20 project experiences. It’s officially been 15 years since Valcare opened office in Paarl on 1 April 2003. To celebrate, the organisation hosted its first annual networking event in the form of an Amazing Race. The objective? To introduce the people, projects and partners that form part of the Valcare network to one another, but in a fun and immersive way. A networking event with a twist The Valcare [...]

By | April 15th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Valcare Member Needs | April 2018

"Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much." - Helen Keller 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 April 2018. How can you help? Praying Volunteering Donating Gifts in Kind Donating Financially April 2018 Member Needs [...]

By | March 27th, 2018|Noticeboard|0 Comments

Valcare’s Amazing Race Networking Event – 13 April 2018

A journey of discovery, networking and inspiration It's officially 15 years since Valcare opened office in 2003, and to celebrate, Valcare is organising an Amazing (G)race. It will be a fun-filled morning that will introduce our stakeholders to some of the people, projects and partners that form part of the Valcare network. Teams will race against the clock to complete a series of assignments as they make their way from one point to the next. Along the way, [...]

By | March 12th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Valcare’s Amazing Race Networking Event – 13 April 2018

Story of Hope: From Rebellious Youth to Paint Warriors

In 2017 the Christian NGO, Monte Christo Miqlat (MCM), launched a new drama and writing school at the Tiffany’s Community Care Centre in Paarl East. From a group of about 30 identified youth at risk, 14 teenagers decided to join the creative programme and were enthusiastic and engaged. But, there was a bunch of gang-related boys that had absolutely no interest in joining any of the programmes. They were sceptical, aloof and apathetic. Meanwhile, the [...]

By | February 28th, 2018|Stories of Hope|Comments Off on Story of Hope: From Rebellious Youth to Paint Warriors