The Tiger Kloof School in Vryberg runs “The Hem” Soup Kitchen which feeds approximately 150 children three times a week. Many of these children are under 5 years old and come from the extremely poor community nearby in Huhudi. The GRCT contributes to the funding of the food at the soup kitchen. A few of the older boys who eat at the soup kitchen have voluntarily assumed responsibility for “security” and man the gate. The same boys also arrive early and help set up. A number of the children who attend Tiger Kloof School volunteer their time and assist with the overseeing of the soup kitchen. This is a community working together!
Missionvale Care Centre near Port Elizabeth was founded thirty years ago by the inspirational Sister Ethel (second from right) and is an oasis in a desert of huge need. The GRCT funds e’Pap and midday sandwiches for the children at the primary school there. Unemployment in the area is now estimated at a staggering 80%, so there is huge need.
Juliet Fellows, a longstanding supporter of the GRCT, visited these schools last year: “It was both humbling and inspiring to meet all the people on the ground who were delivering the e’Pap and the teachers looking after the children in often very difficult circumstances. They all said how important the e’Pap has been for the children’s health and energy levels.”