The Table View Lions cordially invite the community to their annual Cheese and Wine Gala and theatre show to raise funds for the construction of a sick room at the Masikhululeke Educare Center in Joe Slovo.
Masikhululeke is an encouraging story of success through perseverance and dedication, which began in 1990 when Vivian Nuxola Dlabantu, a mother of two and a qualified teacher, took in young children roaming between shacks and rubbish heaps in Joe Slovo, to keep them safe. As the numbers grew, she bought with her own money a rusty, windowless shipping container, a paraffin cooker and pots, and single-handed educated and fed 40 pre-school children.
Running her ‘school’ with an admirable balance of good discipline and fun, popular demand soon outgrew the facilities. Knocking on doors, Vivian received assistance from charities and the City in leasing a piece of ground, registering a pre-school and erecting a 2-room building. In 2009 a 3rd classroom followed. Today Masikhululeke teaches 90 children and includes a registered Grade R class.
The Table View Lions have supported Vivian and Masikhululeke from the beginning and now plan the construction of the sick room as required by the Education Department. To assist with the funding they invite the community’s support of the Gala.
Table View #LionsClub, together with our corporate sponsor SUN 1 Foreshore/Parow donated trees and fertilizer to West Riding Primary School, during Arbor Week.
Learners from each grade were invited to participate in the tree planting and making them aware that trees play an important role in moderating our climate, improving our air quality, controlling floodwater’s and providing homes and food for life.
For the children it was raising awareness and greening our communities because trees play an essential role in the sustainable development of the livelihoods on the people for the present and future generation.
Lion Facilitators: Lions Felicity van Eck, Thys van Eck and Elizabeth Hucks
In 2011 the Lions Club of Table View very kindly donated a Cannondale Tandem Bicycle to Jacques Lombard, who is blind and diabetic, and me. We use it regularly every weekend and in March this year entered and completed our third ‘Cape Argus Pick n Pay Momentum’ Cycle Tour.
As usual there were 35,000 entrants with groups of around 500 leaving every 3 or 4 minutes from the Civic Centre in Cape Town. Our group set off at 6.44 am (our earliest time ever which meant rising at 4am!) and headed towards Edinburgh Drive, down the Blue Route, through Muizenberg, Simon’s Town and up Smitwinkel, listening on the way to cries from cyclists cursing the very strong ‘Cape Doctor’! (why am I doing this?!). Reward came however after turning towards Scarborough when, with the wind behind us, we continued through the beautiful Misty Cliffs, up and over ‘Chappies’, the dreaded Suikerbossie, on to Camps Bay and finishing in Green Point.
Jacques Lombard (left), who is blind and diabetic with John Waumsley
Tandem used for the Cape Argus with the two riders and Table View Lions Members.
The wind this year put paid to any thought of bettering last year’s time and we clocked 6 hours 15 mins. Yes, it was tough at times but so satisfying when you cross the finish line. Shall we do it all over again next year, experience those climbs and sore bums again? Of course we will, the little bit of madness in all of us will lure us back!
Our club has also sponsored the upkeep of the tandem bicycle to make sure that it is roadworthy.
Westriding Primary School, in Table View, is registered with the Western Cape Education Department in South Africa. It is a public school and therefore a Public Benefit Organisation.
The learners are from a very low socio-economic background with an eclectic mix of 14 languages. The payment of school fees is very tenuous and erratic. The school provides lunch, breakfast and food parcels for numerous learners.
Due to the economic situation the school is unable to replace the ageing PCs used by the teachers to compile worksheets and to complete administration. At present they have one computer and the school needs four to function efficiently.
We are therefore appealing to the public for a donation of a PC(s) to enable the teachers to work at their full capacity and to deliver the curriculum successfully to the learners.
The minimum specs for the computers are: Intel Processor; i3/i5/i7; 2 Gig Ram; 500 Gig HD; Standard Specs for the rest e.g. Network Card; Screen; Keyboard; Mouse and Windows 7/8 operating system.
For further information, please contact Lion Felicity van Eck on 0835992012 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.