Tennyson House – Winter School Program

07/24/18 10:47 AM

The Tennyson House Girls Shelter ran a Winter school program during the holidays that aimed to give the team and the children more time to study and get support with the subjects they are struggling with in school.

It was also a time for other important life skills and activities to be learned for the children to be able to live independently, this included sewing and baking. The children were also able to use the time and learn computer skills with the help of the computers we have in our library.

Some time was also spent in the park for the children to relax and have fun and spend time in nature.

The Team planned out the week very efficiently so it was a very successful week and helped the children a lot.


Tennyson House – Youth Day

07/12/18 12:18 PM

The Tennyson House Project hosted a Youth day Event last week which was sponsored by one of our former beneficiaries.

The Tennyson Shelter Girls, the After Care Programme and the Change Agents were part of this event and all attendees received a cup.

We are very grateful to see young people become successful adults and it is even greater when they then take the opportunity to give back to children and youth in need.

Tennyson House – Youth Day at Eskom

06/27/18 2:09 PM

Tennyson House

Last week six children that are part of the Aftercare Programme and currently doing Grade 10,11 or 12 got the opportunity to go to Eskom in New Germany.

They were taking part in their initiative to “bring a child to work”. Eskom, New Germany Office‘s objectives for the day were to celebrate youth month with 20 young people from different schools around Durban.

Eskom addressed the children about substance abuse and gave them a career guidance by informing them about the different opportunities they have while working for Eskom. They did that by showing the group around the different departments and explaining to them i.E. how electricity is being formed.

Mr. Bala the Director Manager of KZN was encouraging the children by sharing his testimony of how he grew up in a disadvantaged community but because of the goals he set for himself, he was able to get this far.

Tennyson House

06/22/18 11:59 AM

Last week the Aftercare Parents attended a financial capability training, facilitated by Bonga from the Bridge Project. The aim was to support parents in understanding how to budget and how to create a savings plans.

Some are planning to sell plants and vegetables. Others are already sewing and selling products. The Training was a success and Nomusa, the Aftercare Manager will conduct visits to the homes to find out whether they are using the skills they have learned or if they need further support.

A great programme what are your thoughts on it?

Mandela Day

06/20/18 11:44 AM

Last Thursday Katha and Blessing had the opportunity to join the PCB for their Speednetworking for Good Event. There they were able to present the Khayalethu Project and possible activities and ideas for Mandela Day to a big group of Pietermaritzburg based Companies. It was a great Event engaging with Businesses and building networks.
If you would like to support the Khayalethu Project on Mandela Day we are in need of people who could help us with the following:
– Expansion of our Community Gardens
– Homework Programme (Educational Supplies for Community Centres)
– Sports with the Street children (Sports Equipment)
– Painting of the office walls
– the building of Jungle Gym’s
For the Tennyson House Project in Durban, we would be grateful for the following:
– Cleaning of shelter carpet
– Sport gear netball
– Bring lunch for children
– Taking children out for i.E. dinner, movie, picnic, zoo, historical place etc..

Tennyson House Project

02/26/18 11:41 AM

Last weekend the Tennyson House Staff members had a great time at L’abri. They used the camp for team building and are ready to give hope to children and youth.


Tennyson House

02/20/18 12:11 PM

A big thank you to the Community Chest Durban for the generous donation of linen and chairs towards the Tennyson House Girlsshelter.

We are very grateful.

Tennyson House + Khayalethu Project

02/7/18 10:56 AM

Thank you so much Pietermaritzburg Congregational Church, Sobantu Branch for your generous donation of School Shoes towards YFC.

As an NPO we rely on your generosity and are happy to be able to send our Girls from the Girlsshelter in Durban to School.


Tennyson House

12/7/17 9:42 AM

Together with the Denis Harley centre the Outreach Team was doing an awareness Campaign on 16 days of activism where we encouraged children and youth who are living and working on the street to break the silence of abuse against woman and children and our main aim was to spread the word that we are on their shoes and willing to walk the journey with them until perpetrators of abuse get sentenced.


Tennyson House – Debate

12/4/17 9:41 AM

On Monday the 27 of November girls in the shelter hosted a debate on woman and children abuse,
as their way of commemorating 16 day of activism against women and child abuse.

The debate was aiming to show difference views the community hold regarding the abuse of women and children
And creating awareness on what one can do in order to stay safe at all the time.


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