mike danny rushaan and fernando at the kalk bay Haven 22 august : regular wednesday PSC street Project lunches
On 22-8-18 recently Danny, Mike and Rushaan attended a special meal kindly prepared by Kalk bay haven with food tickets from our sponsors. Its was chicken and chips and really generous helpings were given and some was taken away too !.
In The video we took over lunch, AQ discussion about Mikes cell phone needing battery for R30 led to a chat about just how much MORE vulnerable to theft and mugging homeless folk are than homed We hope more will hear this so please consider sharing this page w video as it dispells so many stereotypes .
We also gave out about around 15 tickets to people on the way that could not get there as my car was not big enough to transport, as well as chicken and chips were taken kindly to some of the kalk bay residents selling on side of the road.
We decided to give an extra ticket to those attending the lunch as some food security which well continue doing in future funds permitting.
As usual one sensed deep compassion from the shelter residents themselves who know the scenario of being on street all too well and a deeply appreciative kind atmosphere was enjoyed.
We really hope more people from the public start to attend. Fears and anxieties about people living on street usually turn out to become rather admiration when one takes the time to know more of the guests lives.
Please consider donating even R50 to our fund to keep these instructive and so important regualr lunches and food ticket handouts going CLICK HERE
Some of the local Kalk bay folk enjoyed beautifully made soup by Eugene the cook. The meal was eaten in a peaceful silence . A comment was made how rare it was to sit around around a table in a spirit of acceptance. As Usual the shelter peep staying for now in the Haven were extremely kind and served with real repsect for those sitting there. People asked if those in wider community would come and meet them - they are really keen ..Please do come folks . Thank you to Isaac for organsing this day. Youll see the upcoming events on our facebook group
Monday lunch -muizenburg guests visit to haven !.meet hendrik rushana and mikailin jobs for our muizenburg folk ? lets do it !
Today was really exciting day marking the beginning of group lunches for guests from the peninsula whose lunch was generously paid for by our sponsors (click to see) for Haven food tickets for whom we will need more to keep this going ...even small donations are welcome.. into our account-click here
Because it’s quite a long way to walk we picked up a few folk in muizenburg by car and others walked ..We were met by Alfred the supervisor who graciously setup aa table for the mostly ladies and one could send the joy begin to emerge especially of the residents themselves who watched on , they knowing all too well as they previously had lived in the street what this meant to the folk from muizenburg and shelters too are only temporary ..such smiles, lovely to see the serving , we discussed how it would be possible for ladies to shower in future too
many interesting conversations were had and hopefully the public will come to these event s and learn first hand what life is like on street and why folks are there. In muizenburg many talked about how much less dangerous than in more gang infested township. Marion Thomas the social connect Muizenburg social worker is well known to most and we introduced few more to her including a family member who came looking for her pregnant aunty ..
Our job as the public is to show kindness and find work for these folk /Please share our post in that regard
Hendrik who you can see in the video always begs at Muizenburg robot and is looking for work,,hed do anything (part tiome or permanent or odd job ) He lived in muizenburg all his life so it’s kind of sad isn’t . last worked in security. Please contact us if you can help. This have Hendrik an opportunity to possibly find shelter as he was able to speak to Alfred the supervisor about the assessment process.
Rushana woujld love any cleaning job or domestic as would Mikaelin and all others.
We need to find safe house for these young folk and social work connections and encourage them to trust us again
But still as you can see this was a day of gratitude for those who were helped and gratitude of us who were blessed to be able to receive their gratitude.
Also the more sponsors we have the more we can make this happen and the indignity of begging a little less. thank you for reading our post on behalf of our folk in muizenburg .