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.
Every few months bags containing essentials needed for new-borns are delivered to clinics and hospitals in Gauteng, much to the delight and relief of the Moms.
After assisting UJW to make sandwiches on Mandela Day, volunteers from Liberty delivered 1000 sandwiches, as well as packets of soup, to Johannesburg Girls Preparatory School. The excited children went home with full tummies and packets of soup for their families.
Guests from the Open Air School, Tafta (Frail Care Centre) and community members making sandwiches on Mandela Day. 1000s of sandwiches were made and our invited project representatives then took their allocations away with them. The balance was delivered to other projects, homes, safe houses, etc.
UJW paid off the lay-buys at PEP stores in Walmer, Port Elizabeth. The excitement and relief shown by cash-strapped parents when they came to pay their final installments before the start of the school year was heart-warming.
15 Kgs of baby clothing was donated by Australian donors and delivered by Barbara Shotland, a past UJW Durban Chairman now living in Australia. The clothing was for ‘gifting forward’ to Moms in maternity wards on Mothers’ Day. Delighted UJW members Jenny, Linda and Evelyn with Barbara (on the right)