Tafelsig Community Development Centre
This community is facing many challenges,
particularly relating to gangsterism, domestic violence and substance
abuse (especially tik).
The centre plays an important role in
providing much needed emotional support to those affected. It
also acts as a place of safety that vulnerable children can count
As many people within the community are destitute, the centre
focuses on poverty and crisis relief, in the form of food vouchers/parcels,
blankets, plastic sheeting and clothing.
Nearly 250 people benefited from this assistance in the past
year, with a further 200 receiving counselling for substance abuse.
Domestic violence workshops and parenting skills workshops were
For the youth, life skills workshops and camping trips have been
organised as a means of breaking the cycle of drug and alcohol
The centre also runs a sewing group for the elderly.
gangster and drug addict, Ricardo Moses [pictured left with his
children and mother] found the strength to leave his old life behind – thanks
to counselling he received at the Tafelsig CDC.
His children come
to the centre in the afternoons to do their homework, while his
mother attends our Club for the Elderly.
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