Another community service project by the Table View Lions in building and setting up Ekhaya Kidz Educare Center in the informal settlement of Dunoon in Cape Town. A learning centre for about 60 underprivileged children.
Lion Gisela Weitz facilitated this project in building a much needed care and early learning center for about 60 children, consisting of 2 classrooms, kitchen, toilets and included providing the essentials for these children like chairs, tables, mattresses, learning material, furniture etc.
Furthermore, one of the objectives of the project was to ensure it was of the standard and quality that would qualify for registration with the Dept. of Social Development in order to become a self-funding NGO. This too was achieved.
This video shows the process, progress and gives credit to the donors and everyone involved in bringing smiles to these underprivileged children, and the uplifting a section of this informal community of Dunoon.
Table View Lions Club would like to thank the community for supporting their annual blanket and towel drive for various animal shelters.
We have received a wonderful response and these items are a welcome comfort and warmth for our furry and feathered friends during this cold & wet winter!
We have distributed all the towels received to SANCCOB in Table View. All birds are washed at the centre and cared for by SANCCOB’s experienced staff and volunteers for the next 2-3 weeks before deemed fit for release back into the wild.
The Table View Lions donated 58 hearing aids (10 new & 48 reconditioned) with an approximate commercial value of R480 000.00 (USD48000.00) and a Marimba Drum (deaf teaching aid) worth R8 000,00 (USD800.00) to the Dominican School of the Deaf.
The Principal – Ms Kariem (left) accepting the donation of the hearing aids and Marimba drum from Table View Lions (Gisela Weitz, Dylin Kuni, Freda Dodd & Rocky Wright) and Maria Sivertsen – teacher and coordinator at the school
The children of the Dominican School for the Deaf.
The hearing aids donation project at the Table View Lions Club, in conjunction with our twin Lions Club Frankenthal in Germany, provides needy deaf children in South Africa with new and second-hand/reconditioned hearing aids. This life changing project provides thousands of under-privileged deaf children with the opportunity to develop, and live normal lives with these essentially required hearing aids.
Since its inception in 2011 this Table View Lions Club Hearing Aid Project donated hearing aids to the value of close to ZAR10 million ($1,0 million).
The Table View Lions project co-ordinators for this project are Gisela Weitz and Dylin Kuni.
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Table View Lions Club’s Ms Gisela Weitz was awarded the Melvin Jones Fellowship at the club’s Presidential Inauguration meeting on 23 June 2013.
Lion Gisela Weitz, a past president and an avid Lion facilitating and supporting numerous community service and uplifting projects. These include building and setting up Ekhaya Kidz Educare Center in Dunoon (learning centre for +- 60 underprivileged children), facilitating the Hearing Aids Project to provide needy deaf children in South Africa with new and second-hand/reconditioned hearing aids, etc.
Lions International recognizes outstanding individuals by bestowing upon them an award that is named for its founder, Melvin Jones. The Melvin Jones Fellowship Award (LCIF) is the highest form of recognition and embodies humanitarian ideas consistent with the nature and purpose of Lionism. The recipient of this award is chosen because of exemplary service to the club and the community for which it serves