Uviwe Child & Youth Services is a registered NPO with community-based child protection, ECD and Youth development programmes.
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Educating children about abuse may be difficult when they are young. However, these conversations need to take place to protect children when they are the most vulnerable and impressionable.
Teaching children about their safety can be as simple as telling them that when someone hurts them, says ugly words to them or touches their private parts and its not their parents, is not okay. If they feel scared and they should tell someone immediately. Children need to know these things, it may save their life
WORLD FOSTER DAY 2022
Foster care provides vulnerable children with homes for varying time periods. This day aims to create awareness on foster care, and celebrate families that foster children. Show your support by drawing 3 smiley faces on your fingers, taking a picture and posting it on social media.
Child Protection is all about safeguarding vulnerable children in our society.
Some of the principles include:
1) Protecting children from abuse and maltreatment,
2) Preventing harm to childrens health and development,
3) Ensuring children grow up in safe and effective care, and
4) Acting in the best interest of a child.
Uviwe's social media will zone in on children safety, health and development this week. Our hope is that communities would become more aware of the importance of protecting a child during their early developmental stages so that they can grow into responsible, happy and independent adults.
It is Child Protection Week and Uviwe has taken up the national call to prevent neglect, abuse, violence and exploitation of children.
Uviwe believes in putting young futures first and our Child Protection Week campaign for 2022 aims to create awareness and education on children safety, health and development. We urge parents and caregivers to protect and nurture children now, so that they have the opportunity for a bright and positive future.
Every child has the right to feel safe. And every child deserves options now, for a thriving future. Follow our Facebook and Instagram to keep updated on our Child Protection Activities this week!
Uviwe hosted a successful parenting programme over the past 2 weeks. With 18 parents attending the respective sessions over 4 days, our social workers, Nonceba and Kaybrian were very pleased with the attendance and engagement by parents.
Feedback given by the parents reitterated the need and importance of parenting life skills. Today, they left Uviwe's building feeling empowered to deal with difficult behaviour experienced with their children - and being enlightened on positive ways to enforce discipline that meets their child's development stage.
Parents were also grateful for the opportunity to debrief and take time to focus on their own well-being as human beings.
Uviwe's Siya Phambili Entrepreneurship Programme is happening this week with 25 aspiring business owners being equipped to turn thier business idea into a business reality.
Thank you Grassroots Consulting and Real Development for partnering with us to create pathways for youth to thrive. Thank you Wilhela and Hlumela, the vibrant facilitators who are equipping our young people with tools to reach financial independence.
Our latest newsletter is out, read it here: https://mailchi.mp/c2cd927eeda0/well-done-uviwe-2022-15479872
Uviwe is honoured to be chosen by Life Health Nursing Students as part of their community involvement project.The nursing students will be visiting our ECD centres once a month to weigh and measure our children and address any health issues.
We appreciate volunteers that assist us in keeping children healthy.
Uviwe was privileged to be a part of this year's Momentum NPO Business Challenge. Thank you to all partners that came together to make a difference in the NPO sector and make a difference in the communities we serve.
Thank you St Davids Congregational Church P.E. for your donation towards our ECD in St Adams Drive. This is your second batch of handcrafted winter wear made by your ladies ministry. Our kids are so grateful - also for the sweeties!
It's Pajama Day at Schauderville ECD and what better way to accompany comfy PJ's than with a movie?
Uviwe had the privilege of being one of four Causes selected to be apart of The Cube NPO Business Challenge 2022.
Today, our Operations Manager, Trudie and Youth Development Coordinator, Tasmeen represented Uviwe at this prestigious event in Johannesburg.
Thank you Momentum Metropolitan and forgood for hosting this amazing event aimed at empowering NPO's not only with seed funding but with strategic input from corporate volunteers to address the challenges faced by NPO's in the youth development sector.
Well done to all NPO's that were present today. It was so encouraging to engage with organisations that are as passionate about youth empowerment.
*Update: We have reached capacity for this programme.
Uviwe has partnered with Grassroot Consulting to bring the ILO accredited Start Your Business Training to Schauderville!
Start Your Business Idea Programme is for emerging youth businesses who need entrepreneurial development training. If you are ready with your business idea and need assistance to put it into action, this training is for you! Your business does not have to be registered.
Register for this FREE programme by sending a WhatsApp to 0719133146 or calling us for more information. Applications forms can be collected at Uviwe Schauderville or emailed to you.
POSITIVE PARENTING PROGRAMME
Uviwe is hosting a 4-Day Parenting Programme on 17, 18, 24 & 25 May 2022. We encourage parents to attend these sessions which aims to add value to the lives of parents who will in turn add value to lives of their children. We know parenting is complex so we want to offer a space for parents to be empowered and refueled for their parenting journey.
WhatsApp our Social Worker, Nonceba on 0719133146 or email [email protected]. More details in flyer.
We trust all families had a wonderful Mother's Day, no matter what kind, shape or form your family is made of!
Have a look at some of our programme participants Mother's Day crafts....
Uviwe would like to wish all mothers and guardians a Happy Mother’s Day! Thank you for the love, hope, care and kindness that you show your children and family. We appreciate you!
Our latest Newsletter is out!
Child & Youth-care Worker Week | UVIWE 2022 - https://mailchi.mp/f64e99404fb1/child-and-youth-care-worker-week-2022-15433136
Vacancy: Social Auxiliary Worker
Uviwe is still looking to hire one more Social Auxiliary Worker for a contract position. Please take note of the job specifications and apply before 20 May 2022. All details are in the advert.
Thank you to every Child & Youth-care Worker that makes a difference in the lives of vulnerable children and youth. Uviwe is especially grateful to their staff, board members, donors and partners for their dedication and passion in creating pathways for young people to thrive.
UVIWE wishes our Muslim community, partners and funders a Happy Eid Mubarak.
Happy Workers' Day!
Our New Gelvandale ECD had such fun at their Sports Day today!
Our ECDs promote the physical health and fitness of our kiddies to ensure that their little bodies develop healthily AND that they have fun!
Our Teens Facilitators celebrated Freedom Day at Boys and Girls Clubs with a life skills lesson on Rights and Responsibilities. Our Teens were reminded about their rights and the responsibilities that come with it. They also discussed what to do when their rights aren't respected and violated by others.
Happy Freedom Day!
"Our children may learn about the heroes of the past. Our task is to make ourselves architects of the future." - Jomo Kenyatta
Our ECDs are feeling the South African spirit as we approach Freedom Day tomorrow. Have a look at our ECD kids South African themed crafts.
Boys and Girls Clubs at Uviwe aim to support Grade 4 to 7 learners with homework and assignments after recieving a nutritious meal when they arrive at our Centre. Our Teens also engage in life skills and sports sessions every week.
If you would like to donate towards our Boys and Girls Club, visit www.uviwe.org/donate. Help us create pathways for children to thrive.
Our latest newsletter is out - All About Easter! | UVIWE 2022 - https://mailchi.mp/d07234418666/all-about-easter-2022-15430756
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Our ECD kids are proudly South African with their South African flag craft this week. 🇿🇦🇿🇦🇿🇦
If you would like to support our ECD Centres where our ECD practicitioners prioritise child safety, stimulation and education, visit www.uviwe.org/donate
Did you know?
Uviwe offers venue hire at two of our buildings: Schauderville & Gelvandale Kobus Road. If you are looking for a meeting room or venue for a small event or celebration, contact us on 041 453 0441/2/5 or email us at [email protected].
The rate for each venue is R300 per hour, including tables and chairs, parking and access to kitchen facilities.
Schauderville venue can accomodate 50 people with hire of cutlery and crockery at an additional cost of R250 for 50 people and R125 for 25 people.
Gelvandale Kobus Road Venue hire can accomodate
100 people (conference style) with NO crockery and cutlery available for hire.
Contact us for your next event!
Uviwe Child & Youth Services is a non profit organisation, working in the communities of Schauderville & Gelvandale in the vibrant city of Port Elizabeth. Our vision is to equip at risk children & youth with the skills to become active participants in shaping a better future - a future where they can thrive. A future where all children and youth are safe, strong, and can flourish.
We believe every young person’s life journey is unique and therefore “one size fits all” programmes have limits. We implement a variety of programme activities that embrace the uniqueness of every young person’s journey.
THE SOLUTION: Our solution to the challenges of violence, r**e, unemployment, gangsterism and high incidences of school drop outs is build on 3 pillars, i.e.:
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