Tannie Sanna lives in a twilight world of soft white light in the day and deep darkness at night. She is blind. She lives alone on a remote Cape farm where her cottage has no running water and no toilet. The other families on the farm worry about her and are concerned that she might hurt herself so they have been locking her up in her house during the day for the past two years.
For those readers who might like to know a little more about the Goedgedacht Trust: it is primarily an educational & charitable trust, working to relieve poverty issues affecting farm workers in the Swartland area.
November was a very exciting month at the Riverlands POP Youth Centre. With the help and guidance of the Goedgedacht Care for the Planet team, the Riverlands Bakery was opened.
The Care for the Planet department at Goedgedacht Trust works on raising environmental awareness within the broader Trust communities. This includes working with children at the POP centres and reaching out to parents in their neighbourhoods.
The computer rooms at the Goedgedacht Youth Centres were planned with this vision in mind: Rooms filled with computers with groups of children hard at work doing their homework, other groups researching opportunities for University bursaries or looking at pictures of their dream car while another group of shrieking kids are playing a computer game […]
A container with 350 bicycles arrived on Goedgedacht farm on a wet and cold Friday in August. The staff working on the bicycle project were all very excited after waiting months for these bikes to arrive. The bicycles are all generous donations that are organised by Johan Kotze, a South African supporter who lives in […]
Easter has come to an end and I am filled with such gratitude to the Children from Springfield School in Cape Town who donated boxes of Easter Eggs to our POP children from the surrounding areas. Thank you so much for giving each child a taste of Easter. Our POP youth have expressed their amazement […]
We estimate that nine double decker buses full of children drown each year. We need to change the lives of children by giving them water safety lessons in a safe learning environment. Dr Cleeve Robertson, NSRI CEO estimates that in South Africa there are 2000 fatal drowning incidents of which 600 are children each year. We also conservatively […]
The Path out of Poverty (POP) programme seeks to transform rural communities, by offering the next generation of children the opportunity to become healthy, educated and self-confident. The aim is to produce young people who are able to take up leadership roles in their own communities. The programme concentrates on healing the past by enabling […]