This Wednesday the Kariega Conservation Volunteers spent the day serving at Masibulele Preschool and Ekamphumleni soup kitchen as part of a pilot township volunteer programme facilitated by the Kariega Project.
The Masibulele Preschool was established as a non-profit organisation in 2001. The school serves the communities of Marselle and Harmony Park and educates as many as 80 children age 18 months to 5 years. The school is run by the wonderful Mrs Eunice Adams. Here the volunteers led activities and games for the children and each presented a prepared story to the children.
The Ekumphumleni Soup Kitchen is run by Child Welfare - a national organisation that helps and protects children affected by violence, maltreatment and HIV/AIDS. The Kenton branch is particularly active in the community. In addition to its core social work, it operates two soup kitchens and an afterschool centre in the Ekuphumleni Township. At the soup kitchen, the volunteers helped to prepare and serve a meal to the children and spent time doing activities at the afterschool centre.
A big thank you to the Kariega Project for facilitating this event and to all the volunteers who participated.
If you would like to know more about the Kariega Project and how to get involved you can visit their website here.