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BIZWENI CENTRE
BIZWENI CENTRE

BIZWENI CENTRE

Bizweni runs as an Early Childhood Development (ECD) Centre for children with disabilities ranging from the ages of 2 years old up to 18 years old.

“Bizweni Centre believes that every child, irrespective of their disability and circumstances should have access to the right education and care. Bizweni Centre provides a safe, loving environment where a child with a disability has the opportunity to learn and develop to their fullest potential.”

-Bizweni Centre mission statement

 

*COVID-19 uppdate*

When the pandemic started Bizwenies biggest concern was the well-being of the children. They made the decision to set up a food drive, using social media to reach potential donors. Between  allocated food money from various funders, they have been able to support the children and their families.

They also started developing tangible and virtual home-programs to support the children’s educational and therapeutic needs.  The therapists and teachers create activity work packets that are simple and engaging for the families to do with their child. The packets are delivered along with the food and care parcels.  These activity packets are virtually supported through using WhatsApp by sending videos, audio-clips, pictures, and messages.

 


The Bizweni Centre is a Non Profit Organization, (NPO Reg No 175-297). Bizweni Centre serves as an Early Childhood Development (ECD) Centre for children with disabilities ranging from the ages of 2 to 18 years old. 

The school caters to all types of disabilities, from the severely disabled who require assistance in all areas of life, to the moderately disabled who need to prepare for mainstream schooling.

The majority of the children who come to the Centre are from underprivileged communities where no other outside assistance is available.

The first time Nina got in contact with the Bizweni Centre was in 2009 through a woman from Heldeberg Rotary Club in Somerset West. She later held a lecture  there about brain damage for the staff and students. Since then she has been volunteering there every time she's been in South Africa.

The center is run by Vicky Hinrichsen and her fantastic staff. They have helped the center evolve and grow over the many years Nina has been working with them. 

 

http://www.bizwenicentre.co.za


The NBP Charitable Foundation has supported Bizweni Center since January 2017

 

IKHAYA AFTER SCHOOL CLASSES
IKHAYA AFTER SCHOOL CLASSES

IKHAYA AFTER SCHOOL CLASSES

Ikaya after school classes is a Non Profit Orginazation with a program that was started to keep children safe and off the streets.

 

 

In 2017 a group of women started the Ikhaya After School Classes in the Lwandle township.

Ikaya After school classes is a Non Profit Orginazation, (NPO) Reg No. 156-650.

Due to crime in the Lwandle community they realised there was a need for after school programs. Children become targets of crime because they are left alone while their parents are away working. Thus the program was started to keep children safe and off the streets. The children in the program are between the grades 1 and 7. At IASC the children get help with homework. They also receive extra assistance through classes in English, Afrikaans, and Mathematics. 

Nina was in 2018 invited to visit IASC to see their activity and progress first-hand, where she discovered that all the women who work there are volunteers. 


The NBP Charitable Foundation has supported Ikhaya After School since January 2019

KARABO SEHLOHO
KARABO SEHLOHO

KARABO SEHLOHO

Karabo Sehloho is a student at the Cape Penunsula University of Technology

Karabo Sehloho, 

Karabo is born in 2000. She is currently living on campus at the Cape Peninsula University of technology.

Karabo graduated from Somerset West Private School in 2017, with excellent grades. This lead to her acceptance into the Cape Peninsula University of Thecnology in 2018, where she now studies mechanical engineering.

Somerset West Private School

Somerset West Private School started in 1998 with 8 learners. In 2007 they started their primary school to satisfy the demand of the parents. Today, they have 200 learners, ranging from Grade 4 to Post Matric.

"SWPS strives towards the provision of a comprehensive academic education to its unique learners. The school focuses particularly on the development of Mathematics and Physical Science by inspiring learners to excel in both Mathematics and languages, which form the foundation of success in all other field of study."

Cape Peninsula University of Technology 

"The Cape Peninsula University of Technology is at the heart of technology education and innovation in Africa. An internationally acclaimed institution, it is the only university of technology in the Western Cape and is the largest university in the region with an enrolment of more than 30 000 students. The university has six faculties offering a wide range of accredited undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the fields of Applied Sciences, Business, Education and Social Sciences, Engineering, Informatics and Design as well as Health and Wellness Sciences."

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

 


NBP Charitable Foundation has supported Karabo Sehloho since January 2017

 

SIPHOSETHU STOFFELS
SIPHOSETHU STOFFELS

SIPHOSETHU STOFFELS

Siphosethu Stoffels, at Simayene Center for the Disabled 
Siphosethu Stoffels, AT SIMAYENE CENTRE FOR THE DISABLED Is born in 1999. He is living together with his family in a house in the township Lwandle. Siphosethu is living with a disability which keeps him from attending community school. He is attending Simanyene Centre for the disabled, where he is being taught how to read, write and do simple math. Siphosethu is a very helpful young man who enjoyes learning and works independently with minimal guidance. He has become one of the leaders in our morning meetings and helps to teach others.
The NBP Charitable Foundation has supported Siphosethu Stoffels since January 2017.
STAR FOR LIFE
STAR FOR LIFE

STAR FOR LIFE

Star For Life is a Non Profit Orginazation with the mission to inspire young people to believe in their dreams for the future and support them to live an AIDS-free life.
 

Star For Life is a Non Profit Organization (NPO) Reg. No. 802425-7134. It was founded in 2005 with the mission to inspire young people to believe in their dreams for the future and support them to live an AIDS-free life. They now operate in over one hundred schools in Southern Africa.

NBP became a sponsor at Ikusasulethu Secondary School in 2017, which is a part of SFL’s school projects. In 2018 Nina participated in a two-day workshop at the Ikusasulethu Secondary School, which focused on teaching the students and teachers about human rights and the value of health and education.

 Star For Life


NBP Charitable  Foundation has supported Star for Life since November 2017
THE JONES SAFE HOUSE
THE JONES SAFE HOUSE

THE JONES SAFE HOUSE

The Jones Safe House is a No Profit Organisation they take on abused, abandoned and neglected children and their mothers.
The Jones Safe House is a Non Profit Orginazation Reg. No. 099-383. They are located near Kommetjie, a small town outside Cape Town. It is an organization that takes on abused, abandoned and neglected children and their mothers. takes on abused, abandoned and neglected children and their mothers. The founders, Donovan and Bernadette Jones, together with their family, provide a stable, loving home where healing can begin. These at-risk children and their mothers can grow, flourish and, if at all possible, be safely reintegrated into their families and society. Everyone involved in the Safe House, including Bernadette and Donovan, do so with absolutely no remuneration.  

The Jones Safe house


NBP Charitable Foundation has supported Jones Safe House since January 2017
THE SIMANYENE CENTER FOR THE DISABLED
THE SIMANYENE CENTER FOR THE DISABLED

THE SIMANYENE CENTER FOR THE DISABLED

The Simanyene center for the disabled is a day program for mentaly and physically disabled children and young adults.

Simanyene Center for Disable is a Non Profit Orginazation (NPO) Reg. No. 158-330.  The center is regristerd with the Western Cape Department of Helth. They are located in Nomzamo township. The center is a ministry of the Simanyene Bible church, it is a day program for mentally and physically disabled children and young adults. The center was opened in 2012. Their desire is to provide compassionate care and have an environment where these children and young adults can learn new skills. 

 

 

Simanyene center


The NBP Charitable Foundation has supported Simanyene Center since 2020

 

 

THE SIMANYENE RESIDENTIAL HOME
THE SIMANYENE RESIDENTIAL HOME

THE SIMANYENE RESIDENTIAL HOME

The Simanyene residential homes mission is to help the mentally and physically disabled youth in Nomzano Township.
Simanyene Residential home is a Non Profit Orginazation (NPO) Reg. No. 212-991. The resident started its construction in 2018, they are located in Broadlands Village, Strand. Their mission is to help the mentally and physically disabled youth in Nomzano Township. They had noticed that many disabled children and young adults were not cared for properly in their homes. The Simanyene day center was only partially helping  with this problem. There are 12 residents at the home between the ages of 10-29. The Simanyene resident follows all the directives and rules put in place by the Western Cape Health Department.
The NBP Charitable Foundation has supported The Simanyene Resident home since January 2020