OUR OUTREACH PROGRAMME.

We are linked to “HIS HANDS PUPPET MINISTRY

 who entertains the children at the various homes during weekends and school holidays; the children really look forward to these events, these are puppet shows portraying child awareness i.e. Abuse etc. the puppets are life size figures who are all volunteers . There is a lot of preparation involved in the puppet shows, for e.g. the clown is an adult, he involves the children in a number of tricks in and during the show which stimulates the children mentally.  

 

OUTREACH PROGRAMME FOR VULNERABLE ORPHANS.

One of our outreach programs is to look after the vulnerable orphans. Siphiwe is the chairman for the Germiston Child Protection, and she runs school holiday programs. She is linked to us because I am chairperson of the Johannesburg region CPU  (Martin Barnard ). She collects food, blankets and clothing items from us once a week. We supply them with the necessities for their feeding program, which occurs three times per week. She also does after-school feeding. This occurs under the guidance of the child protection committee. The reason we do this is because we want the orphans to be included in society, and we teach the girls skills such as cooking and baking, and teach the boys to run vegetable gardens.

 We obtain scholarships through our counselor, so as to make them feel important and not lost, hence removing the various stigmas involved. We prefer to encourage them rather then have them feel embarrassed about their status. We teach them the basic skills of life. We take them on a lot of outings, such as visits to the zoo or cultural experiences. We also hold birthday parties, visits to restaurants, school camps, and encourage scouting.One group visited Parliament, and spoke to MPs about the Children’s Charter, and gave input into the amendments on the Child Care Act.  We are pleased to mention that we have a lot of children who participate in the discussions we have.  We get them involved in a lot of workshops, that we have We place these orphans with foster care mothers, for a period of five years, so that they grow up in the correct atmosphere. If a couple wishes to adopt a child, they have the option, but they usually end up with infertile couples .We ensure that the children are registered with the Department of Home affairs, and ensure that their documents are in order, and eventually obtain a grant for each child, thereby building up their self-confidence.  

Another issue that falls under this program is child-headed households. We arrange grants for the children, but feel it improper that the eldest child is excluded from the scheme. We encourage maintenance of families, as we have found from experience that a family unit functions better than a group made up from different backgrounds. The numbers are increasing daily. The children write a lot of stunning thank you letters to our Organisation by thanking us on what we do for them 

 

THE HUNGRY TUMMIES THAT CHUBBY CHUMS FEEDS HLANGANNI

With all the poverty we are experiencing throughout Gauteng all our  community, we are currently feeding approximately 45000 vulnerable Mothers and Children, with figures increasing on a daily basis. For our feeding scheme, we are issuing food parcels, as well as emergency food parcels after hours. Our food parcels consist of mainly dry foods, i.e rice, sugar, maize, soup powder, pasta, beans, soya etc. We get a lot of referrals from the Department of  Social Development   for food Parcels

 We make so these children of ours have travelled many a rough road it’s up to us to put a smile and perhaps a little fun in these empty eyed children’s lives meting out of nothing but good hearts such as yours to make it possible

“Every child’s story deserves a happy ending’’

SOUP!  SOUP!  SOUP FOR ALL!  BRING A CONTAINER AND HAVE SOME GOOD SOUP …

The Soup kitchen was probably one of the most fun projects, not to mention, probably also one of the hardest.  Tony prepared 5 pots of soup each day and Chubby Chums fed the local community.  They sat in the garden with the folk and enjoyed a chat over a cup of soup and buttered bread.

 There was such a great need for our Soup Kitchen that we expanded to the following areas:  Germiston, Springs, Tembisa, the number of communities we are feeding at present is 2500 We now have two soup kitchens in Katlehong, Primrose Hill.   

SAPS Cleveland And Social Crime Prevention

 We have had a event in Alexandra Word Child Abuse it was very successful we as a child protection committee Johannesburg

Had invited the child from the community to attend the event the Capt Nzuza from the SAPS Cleveland doe’s attend the meeting from child protection committee he them had ask as to assist then with the feeding program with the 3 Informal Settlement in their area we have now partnership with the SAPS Cleveland.  We call then one a week to collect food for the child they are in need this food is distributed on a Friday afternoon to the community at the Cleveland center.

It is time for change not tomorrow as tomorrow never comes I say let today be the day.

That day that you made a difference in a little ones life maybe you fed him maybe you clothed him perhaps you gave him a hug whatever you did You made a difference in a Childs life today

 

WELFARE SERVICES

The Director of Welfare Services together with Chubby Chums, this Organization is supplied with vegetables, etc. for various projects under the care of Chubby Chums. The main aim of this Organization is Educational and Poverty alleviation. This project was started in 2000 WS focuses on the following core areas: establishing a healthy family life; combating poverty and eradicating its effects; prevention of alcohol and drug abuse; prevention of unwanted pregnancies; prevention of HIV and AIDS and support to infected persons; and uplifting the quality of life of seniors. 

The areas of their focus are:

·        Ennerdale, Toekomsrus, Sarafina & Ext 7, Meadowlands – Soweto, Lusaka 1 & 2, Riverlea and Noordgesig,

·        West Rand: Bekkersdal, Mohlakeng, Munsieville, Rietvallei, Kagiso, Tshepisong,

·        North West Province: Khutsong, Kanana, Ikageng, Kokosi,

·        Johannesburg: Diepkloof, Alexandra, Eldorado Park East, Protea Glen/ Protea, Jabavu, Mofolo, Naledi, Riverlea, Mogorotsi, Dobsonville,

·        Limpopo Province: Embahlenhle, Devon, Katorus,

·        Germiston: Katlehong, Thokoza, Vosloorus, Kempton, Sivana, Ebony, Extension 5,

·        Far East Rand/Limpopo: Ratanda, Duduza, Tsakane, Siyathemba,

·        Vaal: Poortjie, Evation North, Sebokeng, Orange Farm    

Chubby Chums are assisting this Organization to feed, clothe and take care of the needs of 9652 School children and 4321 Pre School children