CYCLONE IDAI (MARCH 2019) was one of the worst tropical cyclones on record to affect Africa, and caused catastrophic damage in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi, leaving more than 1,300 people dead. When a call was made to assist Mozambique, UJW Pretoria was one of the first organisations to spring into action, and donated an enormous amount of non-perishable…
An extract from Nkosinathi’s latest report ‘Very often, the beneficiaries of (Nkosinathi) services lack the resources to provide even basic nutrition for themselves and their children. The donation from the Union of Jewish Women is therefore essential in ensuring that no blind child or adult coming to the Foundation or visited by the Foundation has…
Every year UJW PE receives a shipment of library books from ‘Australian Books for Children of Africa’. This year (2019) we were able to donate library books to 12 schools in the Eastern Cape.
One of Cape Town’s 2019 Mandela Day projects was a special fancy dress party hosted by the Simcha Group at Noluntu Kitchen.
Cuddle Bundles, a charity organisation from Australia, sent a suitcase full of baby clothes to UJW East London, which were presented to Salem Baby Centre.
UJW East London collaborated with Duck Apparel and donated puffer jackets to residents at Silver Crown Old Age home.
Our weekly Friendship Club lunches are attended by our elderly guests who enjoy a 3-course lunch and entertainment. Once a month birthdays are celebrated with a delicious birthday cake.
In June 2019 13 students graduated from the UJW Sewing Empowerment Programme. After 5 months of intense training and skills development, the students modelled the outfits which they had made, and also exhibited other items which they had created. This project continues to impact many lives, by combating poverty through education and empowerment.
The Alexandra Aftercare and Feeding Scheme is not only a safe haven for the many children who attend, but is also a place where our own children can grow and learn by interacting with our attendees.
In February 2019 UJW Johannesburg hosted the National Interim Conference which was attended by delegates from UJW branches around the country. Our Alexandra Aftercare students performed at the opening event.