Videos

#REALHEROES SERIES A video series celebrating ordinary people who have risen up against the odds to make a real difference in their community. People who are brave, selfless and strong - the real heroes. Songelwa's Story Cathy's Story Anele's Story Xoliswa's Story

By | May 23rd, 2019|Noticeboard|0 Comments

Podcasts

World NGO Day: The Value of Nonprofit Organisations Ivan Swartz, CEO of Valcare Leani Jansen van Vuuren, PR & Communication Manager of Valcare Cape Talk Radio Interview Click here to listen Valcare's objectives and goals Ivan Swartz, CEO of Valcare RSG Radio Interview Click here to listen 16 Days of Activism: Reporting Child Abuse Jolanda van der Lingen, Relationship Manager of Valcare Mariëtte Jacobs, Managing Director of Ezrah Community Training and Development RSG Radio [...]

By | May 23rd, 2019|Noticeboard|0 Comments

Organisations Unite for Child Protection in the Cape Winelands

The Drakenstein Child Protection Programme is once again uniting local organisations to empower, uplift, educate, and raise awareness during May for Child Protection Month and Child Protection Week from 28 May to 4 June 2019. Nine nonprofit organisations currently form part of the Drakenstein Child Protection Steering Group. These organisations all work directly with child-related initiatives and some of them have been collaborating since 2017 not only during Child Protection Month, but consistently through the year. [...]

By | May 16th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Watch | Valcare #RealHeroes Video Series: Xoliswa’s Story

By | May 13th, 2019|Videos|0 Comments

Watch | Valcare #RealHeroes Video Series | Anele’s Story

By | May 13th, 2019|Videos|0 Comments

Valcare’s Amazing Race 2019 Creates Meaningful Connections

Valcare once again hosted an inspiring networking event to connect more than a hundred partners and nonprofit member organisations in the Cape Winelands with one another. The event took place on Friday 10 May 2019 with the beautiful Ashanti Estate in Paarl serving as the starting and finishing point. Immersive Community Experiences To enable a fun networking opportunity and to offer a firsthand glimpse into the wonderful work that a selection of our nonprofit member [...]

By | May 13th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Proteas of the Valley 2019 | Honouring 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 | May 5th, 2019|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 28 May to 4 June 2019. 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. GO GREEN FOR AWARENESS The Green Ribbon was adopted by the National Child Protection Committee in 1994 and symbolises life and growth associated with [...]

By | April 1st, 2019|News, Noticeboard|0 Comments

From the CEO: Running for Good Hope Day Care Centre

Since I started working as the CEO of Valcare in 2016, I've had the privilege of engaging with countless of organisations in the Cape Winelands. Xoliswa outside the small house where she runs the centre from. One of Valcare's member organisations and partners, Good Hope Day Care Centre (GHDCC), however had a particular impact on me on a very personal level. Xoliswa Mjezu started GHDCC when she realised that there is no day [...]

By | March 21st, 2019|News|0 Comments

From the CEO on World NGO Day: Where Compassion and Competence Meet

On World NGO Day, 27 February, we recognise and reflect on the unsung heroes in our communities. Thousands of passionate people working tirelessly to make a difference through their organisations. At Valcare we call them the #RealHeroes – people like Songelwa, Cathy, Xoliswa and Mark all supporting different causes by selflessly sacrificing to serve others. They are called #RealHeroes, because the NGO space in South Africa is not for the faint-hearted. Not only is it extremely hard work with [...]

By | February 26th, 2019|News|0 Comments