Internal Social Upliftment Projects with ‘The Blikkiesdorp 4 Hope Committee’
Since working with the residents of Blikkiesdorp, we have identified 2 projects that we are embarking on internally.
Blikkiesdorp 4 Hope Website:
The Design of the website has been kindly Offered probono to Blikkiesdorp by Arthur Brigg from Blue Delta. The website will be managed by the community leaders of Blikkiesdorp and the aim is to get their story across to the rest of the world and to appeal to organizations, agencies and philanthropists to support the upliftment of the people of Blikkiesdorp.
The website will comprise of various sections such as The Background of Blikkiesdorp, Job section, Needs and support list, information and breaking news, stories of families and gallery of photographs, how you can assist section in the form of goods and services and many more.
The website will be called blikkiesdorp 4 Hope and will be launching early November 2011. Blikkiesdorp does not have any type of active Social and Entrepeneural Development and going into their fifth year of being in existance, the Leaders along with the community are ready to start making Positive Social Change however they need a helping hand to achieve this goal.
Donations received to date:
Genesis Medical Scheme has donated 6 printers and 6 monitors. We have also secured 3 Laptops to date and 25 Office chairs.
Donations needed for the Website and Communications Centre:
- Wireless modem network – urgent!
- Office stationery
- Office Furniture
- Mobile Telephones
- Fax machine
- Photocopier – urgent!
Skills Development and Community Centre Hub:
Blikkiesdorp requires 8 x 40 foot Containers to be used as “The Skills Development Hub”: A monthly rental price is R950, the purchase price is R36000.00 from Spazatainer (www.spazatainer.co.za). Positioning for these containers would be by the Park Playground area - as we see this as Phase 1 and Phase 2 meeting in the middle and partaking in the programmes that the community would like to run from the Containers.
The Park area we envision as a Hub - Benches, trees, playground area - community centre, skills centre, soup Kitchen, information centre and a life skills and skills training centre and a Policing unit, Imagine a transformation project such as this, with laughter of the children filling the air, activity of daily skills and training participation programmes, a place where the residents can come to one focul point and speak to the necessary personal to get assistance in whatever form they need.
Needed for The Skills Development Hub:
- 8 x 40 foot containers
- Green Turf for the play area
- Park Benches and Tables
- Indeginous and Fruit Trees
- Water Catchments
- Playground for the children
- BBQ / Pizza Ovens
- Different Coloured Paints
- Signboards / Expertise in Sign Writing
- Office Furniture such as Tables, Chairs, etc.
- Flower and veggie Boxes, Soil, Seeds, Fertilizers
- Food items
- electric supplies,
- burglar bars
- Blank Sign Boards
- Security locks
Services needed in manpower:
- Early childhood development services
- Youth development mentors and services
- Disability mentors and services
- Health workers and Services
- Hygiene and Sanitation services and programmes
- Self Sustainable Green Farming methods, programmes and support.
- Self sustainable energy efficiency
- Employment agency
- Social Workers
- Social Services
- Addictions Counsellors
If you represent an Non profit organization and you fall within the above categories and wish to be part of Social Change upon implementing your programmes, please contact us. We need all the support possible!
For more information or if you would like to support, please do not hesitate to contact us directly.
Lee Warren / Pierre Dohrmann
Operations Manager / International Relations
Blikkiesdorp 4 Hope Projects
Mobile Number: +27 (0)76-041 4974 / +2721 790 6474
The Blikkiesdorp 4 Hope Committee
Jerome Daniels (K4) Chairman Phone: +27 (0)73 143 8886
Simon Lule (P66) Vice Chairman Phone: +27 (0)71 428 0545
Ebrahim Julies (H65) Secretary Phone: +27 (0)79 796 4319
Sophia Thomas Vice Secretary Phone: +27 (0)73 8003 493
Beverly Jacobs (G7) Treasurer Phone: +27 (0)74 5666 290
Bernadine De Kock (F3) Vice Spokeperson Phone: +27 (0)73 508 2869
Willy Heyn (H92) Spokesperson Phone: +27 (0)73 1443 619
Projects and Progress to date:
Chennells SA Albertyn Attorneys for Gugeluthu Residents facing Eviction to Blikkiesdorp
A Cape High Court Case is in progress against the Western Province Provincial Government, the Minister of Human Settlement and Minister of Trade against the evictions of Gugeluthu residents of Masonwabe Park ERF 9967 to move to Blikkiesdorp. Our interaction with Chennels SA Albertyn and expert advice and personal affidavits provided in opposal of the residents moving to Blikkiesdorp . It seems that we are achieving some success, as recent meetings with the City have shifted focus from Blikkiesdorp to some extent, to alternatives closer to Gugeluthu.
City of Cape Town negotiations and talks
The Commitee has been involved with many talks with The City of Cape Town to discuss the issues that the residents of Blikkiesdorp is facing on a daily basis. The aim of these talks and negotiations are to achieve a strategy and implementation plan for Upliftment and development projects and support to be implemented in Blikkiesdorp. Our first meeting with the City of Cape Town was held with The Department of Housing and Health, until now no aid has been implemented in Blikkiesdorp and we are awaiting confirmation on the next City meeting with public Particapation and with The Department of Social Development and The Department of Safety and Security. We would very much like to work with the City and are seeking support and understanding and assistance in creating Positive Social Upliftment within the camp.
SAPS Delft participation to ensure a safer environment
Since the recent outbreak of Drug fuelled crime in Blikkiesdorp in August 2011, we held talks with SAPS Delft – Brigadier Jansen and Hanif Loonat chairperson of the Western Cape Policing Board, we made a heartfelt, desperate plea for assistance to protect the safety of the residents of Blikkiesdorp. Since then SAPS has continued to show support and the policing prescence has been evident in the Camp. An alliance with the committee and SAPS has also been formed to combat crime and uphold Law and order in the Camp. We thank every-one for their efforts and ongoing support!
Awareness Campaigns for Blikkiesdorp
A well renowned photo journalists called George Philipas will be embarking on a photographic journalist study of Blikkiesdorp in January 2012.
Social Upliftment Projects by external agencies
Marlon Parker and team will be getting involved with Blikkiesdorp from November 2011 in training and social upliftment communications projects.
RLABS is a global movement that provides innovative solutions to address various complex problems. It creates an environment where people are empowered to make a difference in the lives of others. The core values of RLabs are:it is a movement by people for people, it is a movement of HOPE, it is a movement of CHANGE, it is a movement of OPPORTUNITY, it is a movement of LEARNING it is a movement of INNOVATION, it is a Social Revolution!
The time has come to send of the "spreads for bread" collection. It will be going to Blikkiesdorp community and even though the population there is 20 000 individuals with children amounting to 7000 of the 20 000 at least some will get fed this month. So I urge you before the month ends please donate any non perishable food items rice, lentils, maze, tin tuna, long life milk, can beans lets feed as many mouths as we can even if its for one day!
The Round Table (Peninsula 77 club)
The Round Table has assisted Blikkiesdorp with many various projects such as The Winter Knights Campaign, which was a clothing and food drive in which tons of food and clothing was delivered to Blikkiesdorp, a brand new computer with Windows 7, as well as facilating workshops with the Commitee and will be supporting the Communications Project in Blikkiesdorp.
For more information on The Round Table please contact: Adrian van der Merwe, Secretary Peninsula Round Table No.77 Phone: +27 (0) 79 190 4422
Round Table is a non-political, non-racial association of young men between the ages of 18 and 40, embracing representatives of nearly every profession and occupation. It's objects are the encourage-ment of high ethical standards, the promotion of social interaction and fellowship among young professional and business men, as well as the quickening of individual interest in everything affecting the public welfare.
The MylifE Foundation: Youth Development Organisation with a Vision for the Future of South Africa.
Project “ I Wish”
Has been established by Aysel Yildiz, a project focussing on the children and youth of Blikkiesdorp from the ages of 4 years to 18years old. This project will be focussing on igniting the passion in the older children and nurturing the younger children to start dreaming again and thinking of their future. Their dreams or wishes are then captured in a photographic digital way and displayed on the website which will be called “I Wish” and the aim is to realize and support this wish.