WE   MAKING A DIFFERENCE!

“To make a difference in someone’s life you don’t have to be brilliant, rich, beautiful or perfect. You just have to care.”

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Peanut was rescued during a Mass Sterilisation Campaign in Mamre. His owners signed him up to be sterilized, but after looking at him and his surrounding circumstances we knew that this was an opportunity for intervention and not education. After speaking to Peanut’s owners about basic care, neglect and the law and they agreed to surrender him to African Tails. After recovering from his sterilisation, Peanut went into foster care where he was showered with love and all the physical and emotional care he needed. His foster parents grew so attached to him over time that they ended up adopting him.

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There simply aren’t enough loving homes in the world. Please help us curb overpopulation of street dogs and cats. You support will help prevent neglect and abuse.

Make a difference today!!
• R750 = 1 x sterilisation, parasite treatment and vaccination
• R500 = 1 x sterilisation
• R250 = 1 x vaccination and parasite treatment
• R250 = 1 x Mange treatment
Or start with a R50 monthly donation. This too will make a difference.

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“Kings and Queens was my first hand exposure to leadership. From a young age teachers moulded us into becoming independent young people with leadership. They laid out a strong foundation by teaching us the small basic principles of life. Which helped me to be the person I am today. I achieved great things:

I’ve become a deputy head girl in my previous primary school and currently belong to the Representative Student Counsel at my High School.

I’d like to thank the teachers from my pre-primary school for everything I have achieved, as well as my parents for choosing Kings and Queens for me.”
Kiara graduated from Kings & Queens in 2011.

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Quality education will break the cycle of poverty. Invest in the future of our children and our country.
• R500 a month will help subsidize a child’s monthly school fees.
• R200 will give a child breakfast every day for 90 days.
• R66 a month will feed a child every day for a year.

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Garth was referred to Mowbray Maternity High Risk Clinic for developmental screening and was diagnosed with Spastic Diplegia, a form of Cerebral Palsy. He was 11 months old. There was a four month waiting period before he could see a multi-disciplinary therapy team within the public health care system. At this point he was referred to Bhabhisana. Within 2 weeks he received his first therapy from the physiotherapist, occupational therapist and a speech therapist. His 29 year old single-parent mother also learned how to help her baby move, talk and play.

A few of the milestones he reached by the end of his 4th session:
• he was crawling reciprocally
• he was able to pull to a standing position by kneeling halfway
• he was walking along the furniture
• he could clearly choose between two toys
• he had lovely interaction and eye contact with the therapists and his mother during play activities
• he used definite "yes" & "no" gestures, occasionally accompanied by utterances

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Every day counts!! With your help, Bhabhisana will continue to bridge the gap while parents wait for appointments at a Public Health facility.

• R75 x 12 months = 1 Therapy session
• R900 = 1 Therapy Session

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My name is Yonela Simetu. I live in Langa Township with my brother in his one-room shack. I am making films because I believe they are one of the best platform to get a message across. During the first week at DOCi, I was told to pitch a story for my documentary. I chose a story about a friend of mine, Simamkele Maneli. She is transgender (a woman trapped in a man's body).
I have to say I did not expect this kind of exposure from DOCi, but I'm so grateful that I got to be part of this family because when I was at Encounters Film Festival I could see people's reactions to my film. A lot of people learned a few things about Transgender people, just like I did.
All in all I'm inspired and ready to make more stories and film being my platform is a great way to tell stories. If I could touch people overseas with my stories, imagine making this world a better place and a place of peace. This is only the start for me. I am going far.

My Transgender Life | Short Documentary

By supporting DOCi, you will give a voice to young talent. Their talent and stories will create awareness, evoke conversations and create awareness. Together we will build a better world.

The DOCi -Emerging Filmmakers Programme is offered to youth from disadvantaged communities at no cost. The value of the course is $5,600 (R103,256.00)

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The last time Richard Kohler did something really crazy he got attacked by a shark, almost broke his back and smashed his boat in half. But he got there in the end — the first solo kayak trip along the length of the South African coastline.

Now the 50-year-old is planning a solo kayak voyage across the South Atlantic in a custom- made 8m vessel.

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Kohler is due to set off from Cape Town in November for the Brazilian city of Salvador, arriving between 60 and 80 days later. But why? He intends to raise funds for the charity Operation Smile, but also wants to satisfy his hunger for a prolonged paddle. A physical and mental challenge of note.

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The Rotary Club of Bellville is one of the oldest clubs in the district, having been chartered in 1954. It has a proud history of service to the community, with projects serving every area of need in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town.

‘To be of service to others’ – is the commitment shown by our members in the Bellville community where we are all volunteers to assist those less fortunate than ourselves.
You can make a difference by volunteering your time and expertise, visiting our Club, or by supporting our projects.

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A number of our projects rely on hands on involvement with the organization we partner with. Let us know your passion, and we can work together.

Please offer your financial support if possible. You can make a once-off donation or sign up for a recurring gift. Every bit helps.

In this time of crisis, We are focused on providing food support to communities in need. Your donation will help ensure we can reach more people in need.