We have had the most amazing donation of 30 000 toothbrushes. This wonderful gift is from Oratory Prep School and Claydon Dental in the UK. The school visited us last week and one of their students really wanted to bring something for our children. He approached Claydon Dental who generously donated the toothbrushes. The […]
Over the past few weeks we have had groups of international schools visit us on the farm. It is always great fun and there is so much for them to do at Goedgedacht: Cycling in our beautiful olive grove, helping us fix donated bicycles in our Bicycle Project ‘Cycle out of Poverty’, spending time with […]
Goedgedacht Conference Centre hosted the 8th international Popular Education Network Conference last week. This Conference was started in Scotland 21 years ago and this year was the first time it was held outside of Europe – others have been held in Scotland, England, Ireland, Spain and Malta. We are so proud to have been the […]
The villages where we have a presence often don’t have any space available for community members to gather. Our centres are therefore a great space which the entire community can use, not only children. It is used by the elderly who come for a cup of tea, exercise and a chat with friends and neighbours. […]
School holiday time does not mean that our POP centres are on holiday too. The centres are running holiday programmes for our children which are always fun for everyone involved! With the stress of homework and exams a distant memory, the children can now spend all their time at the centres doing fun activities. The […]
Yesterday, 14 June 2018, was a great day for the Path out of Poverty (POP) programme: The 9th POP Youth Centre opened in Porterville. The centre was officially opened by Minister Gwede Mantashe, the Managing Director of PPC Mr Njombo Lekula and the Mayor of the Bergrivier Municipality Ms Sandra Crafford. Minister Mantashe […]
It is avocado season and we need your avo pips! Our horticulturalist Mikal Lambert and his team will look after the pips and turn them into trees which will then be planted in our gardens at our Path out of Poverty (POP) Youth Centres, our community gardens and in the gardens of interested community members […]
THE GOEDGEDACHT TRUST IS LOOKING FOR A YOUTH WORKER BASED AT THE GOEDGEDACHT YOUTH LEADERSHIP COLLEGE
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.