We’ve listened and heard you!

The Trust’ annual community consultation was held on 26 October 2022 in Hankey. Over 100 people from Jeffreys Bay, Humansdorp, Hankey, Thornhill, Patensie, Weston and Loerie were there. Enke, the Sakhe Foundation and Kouga FM, all partners of the Trust, set up exhibitions at the meeting to show what they are being supported by the Trust to do.

Sakhisizwe Creche, one of the Trust’s beneficiaries, entertained guests with gumboot dancing, setting a wonderful tone for the meeting.

The dialogue between the Trust and community representatives at the meeting allowed the Trust to hear honest feedback and gave the opportunity for the Trust to explain its current situation and future plans. Recommendations were made about how the Trust can improve its work in the future, with much appreciation expressed for what has already been done so far.

The meeting ended with the Trust honouring some of its beneficiaries who have been outstanding in their performance. Recognition was given to:

Hlumela Tsewu & Nomaxabiso Matomela – for achieving the highest academic results in 2022. Nomaxabiso and Hlumela are recipients of bursaries from the Trust. They are in their first year of study in Food Science at the Injongo FET College in Humansdorp. Both Hlumela  and Nomaxabiso achieved an 83% aggregate this year, making them equally our two top students for 2022. We are very proud of them both!

Child Welfare SA Humansdorp – for being resilient throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Child Welfare provides care services for vulnerable children. Despite all the odds, they remained open and continued to deliver the services despite the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Loerieheuwel Creche – for continuous improvement in their childcare facilities and the skills of their early childhood development (ECD) practitioners. Loerieheuwel Creche opened in 1990 and is the only ECD centre in Loerie. The support of the Trust has enabled the creche to feed 77 children with 3 nutritional meals daily, to improve its facilities, and to pay some of its staff who would otherwise not be paid.

“The work that Amandla Omoya Trust is doing to give power back to the community through education sets an example for others to follow. The students show great motivation and through hard work they’ve shown their appreciation for this opportunity. Injongo is honoured to be a partner in this great initiative. I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to the Trust for the invaluable advice to Injongo to enable us to offer this service to the community.”  René Oosthuizen, Injongo FET College