5 Top Tips to Host Online Events, Trainings and Meetings

With many nonprofits working remotely or being restricted to host big gatherings due to Covid-19 regulations, we have all had to find new ways to connect with one another. Over the last year, we’ve had to adapt or die by attending and hosting online trainings, conferences, networking sessions and meetings. What started out as a temporary solution, has become an integrated method of organisations’ operations and communication. Here are five tips to equip you with [...]

By | September 13th, 2021|Noticeboard, Stories of Hope|0 Comments

Story of Hope: From Wide-eyed Boy to Promising Chef

Sandisile Sonka was only 15 when his mother passed away, leaving him with one important responsibility - the imperative of cooking for the family. Born in Franschhoek in the Cape Winelands, Sandisile and his mother would spend hours in the kitchen making food. Even though he was young and knew very little about cooking, it instantly became his love and passion. “At that stage I loved to prepare pap and wors, or simple meals like [...]

By | September 3rd, 2021|Stories of Hope|0 Comments

Valcare’s Proteas of the Valley 2021 Campaign Ends with Uplifting Event

The Proteas of the Valley women for 2021: Caroline Bam-Adams, Tanelle Welff-Dixon, Chané Hendricks, Nicol Truscott, Alta Bester, Imke Marais, Maizylle Pienaar, Khanyisa Ntsebezo, Mihlali Dekeza, Christiana Leonard, Marlene Mitchell, Unita Pretorius, Dawn Williams and Cindy Kotze. This year’s Proteas of the Valley event once again delivered on heart, inspiration, hope and motivation. The Proteas of the Valley initiative began nine years ago when Valcare had a dream of hosting a campaign that would honour [...]

By | August 30th, 2021|News, Noticeboard|0 Comments

Community Unites to Build New Special Needs Centre in Mbekweni

A dream to build a new centre for special needs children in Mbekweni has officially started to become a reality. On Friday, 20 August 2021, a groundbreaking ceremony marked the first day of construction for Good Hope Day Care Centre’s (GHDCC) bigger facility on the Hope Through Action Foundation grounds, next to the Mbekweni Community Sport Centre. Preparing the soil - the new grounds for Good Hope Day Care Centre on the Hope Through [...]

By | August 20th, 2021|News, Noticeboard|0 Comments

15 Inspiring New Proteas of the Valley Women for 2021 Announced

It is National Women’s Month and a time to celebrate and honour the women who make the communities of the Cape Winelands a better place. Valcare’s women empowerment initiative, Proteas of the Valley, is now in its ninth year and is once again honouring remarkable women; from Franschhoek to Paarl, Stellenbosch and Wellington. Just like the magnificent protea flower that thrives in dry and mountainous terrain, Proteas of the Valley women flourish amidst difficult conditions. [...]

By | August 3rd, 2021|News, Noticeboard|0 Comments

Story of Hope: From Farm Worker to Qualified Teacher

Rozanne Appollis grew up in the notorious Malva Street in Kylemore, a town outside Stellenbosch, flanked by the Simonsberg and Drakenstein mountains. Malva Street is known for its vices, a dangerous place where children are exposed to neglect, drugs and violence. Despite these challenges, Rozanne endured and matriculated, unlike many of her friends, who dropped out of school. She was resolved to do something good with her life and to be an example to others [...]

By | July 13th, 2021|Stories of Hope|0 Comments

Paarl Community Unites to Distribute Blankets to Vulnerable People

With the cold winter months approaching, local organisations, businesses, churches and media outlets stepped up to do something practical to help vulnerable people in the Paarl valley. Through the Love My Valley movement of kindness, an initiative of Valcare, a total of 1643 blankets were collected during May 2021. The blankets were donated by the public, in partnership with more than 20 entities, and delivered at ten different drop-off points across Paarl. "We are thankful [...]

By | June 8th, 2021|News, Noticeboard|0 Comments

Proteas of the Valley 2021 | Nominate Inspirational Women in the Cape Winelands

With National Women’s Month taking place in August, it is once again time to nominate inspirational ladies to be named the Proteas of the Valley for 2021. Valcare’s women empowerment initiative, now in its ninth year, aims to empower, honour and celebrate remarkable women who make a difference in the Cape Winelands. Just like the magnificent protea flower that thrives in dry and mountainous terrain, Proteas of the Valley women flourish amidst difficult conditions. Nomination [...]

By | June 7th, 2021|News, Noticeboard|0 Comments

More than Twenty Nonprofits Unite For Child Protection In the Cape Winelands

With National Child Protection Week being celebrated in South Africa from 30 May to 6 June 2021, there is an even greater focus on collaborating to protect children in a Covid-19 world. According to a report and article by UNICEF South Africa, children are facing an increased risk of abuse and violence due to the impact of Covid-19, and local nonprofit organisations are picking up the same unfortunate trend. In 2017, the Drakenstein Child Protection [...]

By | May 28th, 2021|News, Noticeboard|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 30 May to 6 June 2021. Here are 10 ways of  how your organisation, church or business can celebrate the value of children and create awareness for child protection. 1. GO GREEN FOR AWARENESS The Green Ribbon was adopted by the National Child Protection Committee in 1994 and symbolises life and growth associated with children as [...]

By | May 26th, 2021|News, Noticeboard|0 Comments