SANCCOB gives back
SANCCOB has joined up with the Cape Town Multi Service Centre (CTMSC), a child and family care NGO in Salt River, in giving back to underprivileged communities in Cape Town. Established in 2004, CTMSC facilitates programmes and projects for street children, youth and their families affected by poverty.In 2008 and 2010 respectively, CTMSC opened two play schools in the Cape Flats, ‘Kabouter Drome Speelskool’ and ‘Vrolike Groepe Speelskool’ in two areas that CTMSC identified as areas from which most street children in Cape Town originate from. The play schools are for children between the ages of 4 and 5 whose parents or guardians are unable to afford pre-school fees and prepare learners for the challenges of primary school. SANCCOB will be working closely with these two play schools for the duration of the year by meeting with the learners once every quarter. Educational themes will be around littering, healthy living and sea animals. In the last quarter, both the play schools will be treated to a special lesson at the SANCCOB rehabilitation centre and will have the opportunity to meet SANCCOB’s ambassador birds.
Apart from the play schools, SANCCOB will be working with two senior groups in the Netreg and Clarke estate areas with which CMTSC have been closely involved with for the past few years. SANCCOB will be meeting with the senior groups on a quarterly basis to talk about current environmental issues, how these are likely to affect their community and teach them new skills like reusing waste to make arts and crafts.
SANCCOB is proud and excited to be working with these communities and educating them about conservation and environmental issues that affects all communities around the world.