There was great excitement all around as we launched our new year of activities & classes for the children of Paternoster at 2pm on Friday the 17th of February 2014.
More than 30 children arrived for the Art, Knitting & Sewing & Wood Work classes. Art teacher Roelie got the very eager budding artists going with making some colourful masks.
The boys in the Wood Work class were lucky to be learning from an old master like Uncle Abel.
While Sanita & Shermonay got the knitting and sewing underway for this year while also helping with the over-flowing Art Class that looks like it will be very popular with Paternoster’s young children!
We are expecting even more children and hopefully more volunteers to help as word gets out on how much fun it is!
The older youth (high school) and adult application forms for planned activities are coming in slowly.
The children were also very excited when Edgar showed them his mountain bike and they all want to start bike riding but we need to get some bikes together – please consider donating a bike if you have one not in use or can help in any way with this.
Many children and adults have expressed great interest in computer literacy classes, we have volunteers but lack equipment like screens, keyboards & laptops.
We are still in need of sewing machines and overlockers for the sewing class – we received a donation of fabric so we have some raw materials but can always do with more of everything!
We are hoping to start a sport’s program for the children that can run during the holiday period.
Please ask anyone you know who may be able to assist to get in touch with us.
Our current Youth program is;
CHILDREN 9 – 15
Monday: Reading club/Bike Riding Fran Hepburn en Edgar Bauerfeld
Tuesday: Nature & Enviroment Ronelle Viljoen.
Wednesday: Art Roelie van Heerden en Anouk Rust
Thursday: Music & Woodwork Abel en Sanita van der Merwe
Friday: Knitting & sewing Sanita van der Merwe en Shermonay Marcus
1st term: 5 weeks , 17 February – 21 March
2nd term: 10 weeks, 7 April – 13 June
3rd term: 9 weeks , 21 July – 19 September
4rd term: 6.5 weeks, 1 Oct – 14 November.
Thank you once again to all the volunteers and those involved. We are all working together for a prosperous Paternoster together.