Bana ba Hlokang

Written by Lizanne Esplin

July 15, 2020

Bana ba Hlokang, a project of Clarens Combined Churches in Action which has been providing meals on a daily basis to more than 206 orphaned and/or vulnerable township children at the Tsepong centre in Kgubetswana.
The children, aged between 6 and 17, are cared for at Tshepong Hall on a daily basis after school by 5 care workers who also make regular visits to these children’s homes.
Bana ba Hlokang is expertly managed by Thomas and Sarah Thaele, with a total of 11 staff members, all of whom work tirelessly and are dedicated to the welfare of all the children. The main focus has been enabling these families to grow their own food. In addition services such as Counselling and Play Therapy, Youth Choir training, HIV/AIDS programme, Educational programmes, including computer classes, Ballet and Dancing lessons, English reading and poetry, Sewing Centre and Social Worker assistance are offered.
As a result of COVID-19, the Tshepong Hall has been utilised to pack weekly food parcels for distribution to over 550 struggling families. Bana staff were actively involved in assisting the Clarens Community Lockdown Project with the packing, distribution and identification of the families most in need of assistance. Until schools are completely reopened for all classes and the daily feeding programme can be resumed, Bana staff will continue to assist with food parcel packing and distribution. Each Bana child’s family will be among those to receive a weekly food parcel, in place of the daily feeding programme.
CCIA is a registered Non-Profit Organisation (NPO 044-650) and Public Benefit Organisation
(PBO 930016906) who depends on donations, both financial and material (such as food, clothing and shoes), to care for our children.
Should you wish to donate to this very worthy cause, the bank details are below or you can contact Thomas or Sarah on 058 256 1268.
FNB, Combined Churches in Action, Current acc no 62772327047, Code 250655

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