This settlement is a stone's throw away from the morning side turnoff and is home to twenty-nine families and 54 children. We provide educare programmes three times a week. These programmes provide the children aged 4-7years old with a routine and a safe setting to apply the life skills that TLC volunteers lovingly impart. It also plays a pivotal role in preparing the children for school. Youth upliftment programmes, counselling and feeding all take place in the Vuka youth cabin. The cabin also provides a place for the children to do their school work and acts as a council room to mediate basic training, skill development, vision sharing and prayer meetings. Sports leaders run weekly sport activities as well as implement monthly programmes. In addition to the recreational function we fulfil we also feed this community once weekly and provide food parcels to the families once a month. Basic health requirements are met and job opportunities are extended to facilitate social upliftment where possible.
Situated just off the N7 outside Du Noon this settlement is home to 24 families and about 47 children. We have a team of sport coordinators as well as a head co-ordinator to facilitate programmes geared at family reunification, early intervention and increased awareness through our youth at risk workshops. TLC feeds these families once a week but would like to implement a daily feeding scheme as well as further empowering this community by assisting them with the skills and raw materials to grow their own vegetables.
This community is smaller in size with only eighteen families and 14 children. The Richwood dwellers use wooden frameworks and draped plastic for shelter and no access to electricity. TLC would like to improve on their weekly feeding scheme as well as further empower the families by setting up a community vegetable garden.
This informal settlement of 28 families and 19 children is tucked away in the Parklands bush. Besides the basic feeding scheme TLC also tends to the medical requirements by organising regular clinic visits for those infected with HIV/Aids and TB. TLC's emphasis in this particular community focuses on the accommodation of family reunification and the youth at risk interventions.
Radar Bush also known as Happy Valley located in the bush adjacent to the Net care 911 Hospital in Table view, 13 families and 7 children make up the Happy Valley community. The name paints a far more jovial picture than the dire living conditions that the residents of this settlement endure. During the winter months storms ravage the shanty dwellings and floods are frequent. TLC alleviates the environmental challenges by providing flood disaster management, storm damage relief as well as health, food and clothing assistance when possible. Parent-child programmes have been instated within the community to elevate this community to a state of self-sufficiency.
These families live amidst rotting refuse close to the N7 tip site. Their living conditions therefore put them more at risk of a variety of health related issues which TLC oversee by way of regular clinic visits, the provision of food parcels and Health risk counselling. TLC has also initiated a programme aimed at the mothers and children of this settlement.