Helping the community
Knysna Oyster Festival - "Every official event at the Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival raises money for charity. One of the requirements for events to be officially listed is that the event must benefit a local non profit organisation or charity."
A raffle will be held during the N2RS Bubbly, Oysters & Chocolates Experience for the benefit of the Knysna-Sedgefield Hospice and the e'Pap Children's Feeding Project.
Charities we have helped through our previous Bubbly, Oysters & Chocolates events ...
To extend Palliative Care and Support to all who need it.
The aim of Knysna-Sedgefield Hospice is to serve the community by providing palliative, home-based care and support for persons with progressive, incurable or chronic debilitating illnesses. Our holistic care extends to the families prior to and during the bereavement period.
This is achieved by medically directed, nurse and social worker coordinated care to meet the physical, spiritual and psychosocial needs of patients who meet our referral criteria irrespective of race, age, creed, or gender.
The Trust has 5 full time employees and relies primarily on the goodwill and support of volunteers such as ex-teachers, community workers and a wide spectrum of members of the Knysna and Eden communities to deliver its services and support to the preschools.
The Trust exists to improve the quality of teaching and learning for young children.
This is achieved through:
- Providing certified Early Childhood Development training, in mother-tongue to teachers.
- Equipping preschools with age and language appropriate educational equipment.
- Developing mother-tongue literacy.
- Developing mathematical concepts in mother-tongue.
- Maximising the first 1000 days development in a child's life through practical caregiver training.
- Establishing feeding schemes in the preschools.
- Educating the parents to support the young child's development at home.
The Trust currently serves 38 partner pre-schools located in the disadvantaged communities situated within the greater Knysna area.
The key goal is to improve the health and hence the prospects of as many children as we can, by providing regular and highly nutritious meals through established community structures. In addition to feeding, we have projects to improve outdoor play areas, provide stationery & educational equipment that will improve the lives of these children. We also provide bursaries to assist pre-school teachers to receive formal training.
Who Makes it Happen?
Over ninety dedicated volunteers from the Garden Route area, lead by an energetic management team form the backbone of the project. School principals and cooks from over eighty schools and places of care take responsibility for preparing and serving the porridge each morning. The cooks are part of the local community and many of them know which children need that little bit extra.
What is e’Pap?
e’Pap is a pre-cooked porridge which is a blend of maize, soya, vitamins and minerals which are in a highly absorbable form.
It is :
- Easy to serve - just mix with water or milk
- Packed with vitamins & trace elements
- Comes in multiple flavours