News from Hout Bay

Our chairperson, Ruth Burns, and her family recently travelled to South Africa. During their time there, they paid a visit to 3 creches in the Hout Bay area – Wavecrest in Hangberg and Siluncedo and Zoliswa’s House in IY. In 2015, the GRCT began funding the feeding of e’Pap for […]

Penny Fleming, dear friend and founder of the GRCT

Dear friends and supporters You may have heard the very sad news that our founder, Penny Fleming, passed away last week. She fought valiantly for more than 9 months, following an accident which caused a severe spinal injury.  Even when in great pain and discomfort, Penny touched the lives of […]

St Augustine’s Playschool, in Walmer Township, Port Elizabeth

At St Augustine’s Playschool, the class teacher told one of our trustees during a recent visit that she has requested that parents do not feed their children breakfast before attending school. The reason for this is that, when e’Pap breakfasts were first introduced, she observed that the 3 children who […]

John Masiza School in Walmer Township, Port Elizabeth

A breakfast of e’Pap helps this large class of 49 pupils (pictured) concentrate on their school work, and therefore helps the teacher with her challenging task of teaching such a large class of children. The prescribed class size for this age group is 40. However, due to lack of school […]

Hands and Hearts Skills Development Centre, Knysna

One of our trustees recently visited an initiative called Hands and Hearts Skills Development Centre, which focusses on teenage boys who are out of school and unemployed. The boys are taught practical skills such as metalwork, plumbing and carpentry. They also have maths lessons and advice on managing finances. At […]

Little Hearts Edu-Care creche in Hornlee, near Knysna

One of our trustees recently visited the Little Hearts Edu-Care. This is one of the many schools which benefit from both the provision of e’Pap and the personal contact with a nominated volunteer who delivers the e’Pap. This crèche is housed in a very simple two room structure with a small kitchen. […]

Missionvale Care Centre, Port Elizabeth

The GRCT works with the Missionvale Care Centre ( which was founded 30 years ago by Sister Ethel Normoyle. Originally, she just used a tree for shelter, but today the centre works to serve the whole population in the adjacent township whose population face major hardship.  At Normoyle Primary school, […]

News from the e’Pap Feeding Project

The e’Pap Feeding project delivers e’Pap through it’s network of volunteers to about 90% of the informal schools in the Knysna township and is expanding. We have recently added 3 more locations to our network. Hands and Hearts is a skills development centre, run by Youth for Christ. They […]

e’Pap Children’s Feeding Project wins local charity award

The winners of the third annual Knysna Sanlam Awards were announced last night, at a gala event in South Africa. The e’Pap Children’s Feeding Project, whom we are proud to support, won the Local Charity and NPO Award. This is well deserved recognition of their work; the project now feeds […]