Visserhok Primary School, found in rural Durbanville, has a set school uniform, like any other school, but because the majority of the kids attending this school come from impoverished backgrounds they have to wear civvies items to complete their uniform.
Malachi Place of Safety was established in 2005 after the Brummer family volunteered to open their home as a “safe house” for abused and abandoned children. The average time a child spends in the home is one year before the child is re-united with his or her family, goes into foster care or a children’s home. At Malachi, the children are provided with a loving, caring family environment, something many of them are not familiar with, and all the normal everyday needs of children, like food, clothing, medicine and education.
Old people have a lot of value to add! But they are often forgotten about. We work with Noah (Neighbourhood Old Age Homes) a local organisation that helps disadvantaged, vulnerable older people in meeting their basic needs. They set up communal houses for the Oldies, think of it as a digs for older folk, and also provide primary health care at their clinic, social and community activities among other things.
We must say that we’re pretty proud of our workshop. But just like the story of the ugly duckling it wasn’t always as handsome as it is now. Not too long ago, three years in fact, our beloved Milkshed was merely a discarded ‘shed’ desperate for some good old-fashioned loving and attention.
Riegerton Dairy was established in 1946 when Mr Robert Rieger, affectionately known as ‘Bobby’, purchased Farm 800 in Gonubie. This is where the story of the Milkshed began.