BAKING LESSONS EXCITES TENNYSON HOUSE BENEFICIARIES
04/9/19 10:00 AM
The Tennyson House residential care and aftercare beneficiaries are excited over baking lessons that are aimed at developing and empowering them. The girls bake once a month during their baking lessons that see the girls sharing ideas about baking and making their favourite treats such as cupcakes, coconut muffins and scones.
According to the Tennyson House Aftercare Coordinator, Nomusa Khumalo the skills program which is called, Independent Living Skills for Girls (ILSG) is aimed at empowering and promoting independence in young girls through skills.
YFC/KZN FEATURED ON TELEVISION PROGRAM
03/5/19 9:00 AM
Youth For Christ (YFC/KZN) Tennyson House Project Director, Mpho Mngidi and Khayalethu Program Coordinator, Simphiwe Sithole was featured on 1KZN News Talk on Tuesday, 26 February 2019. YFC/KZN was invited to the television station to share about the work and the programs that the organisation have in place to minimise the large number of homeless children and youth and to contribute to their holistic development and growth.
1KZN TV News Talk Producer, Samke Ngqulunga said 1KZN TV is a community television station that takes pride in its mandate of grooming and showcasing local talent, news and events. “Our programs are discussion platforms for issues that are making headlines and affecting our society”, explained Ngqulunga. She added that they applaud YFC/KZN for the positive impact they have in the province. “We hope viewers and community members will make use of YFC/KZN programs in assisting and empowering children and young people”, Ngqulunga added.
YFC/KZN STAFF AND NEW GROUP OF INTERNS EMPOWERED DURING A TRAINING WORKSHOP
02/1/19 9:00 AM
YFC/KZN Khayalethu and Tennyson House had a training workshop last week Monday, 21 January 2019 to Friday, 25 January 2019. The workshop that was an interactive training saw staff members and interns carrying out a number of activities and engaging in discussions rather than listening passively to the training facilitator or presenter.
Sally Mann who was one of the training facilitators said the purpose of the workshop was to assist staff and interns to understand the vision and goal of the organisation. “YFC was established many years ago with the aim to bring hope to children and youth in and from less privileged backgrounds. Our job is to support, care, engage, enable and equip young people”, said Mann. “I hope the team is going to walk an extra mile and work tirelessly in serving children and youth”, she added.
NEW BENEFICIARIES FOR TENNYSON HOUSE GIRLS SHELTER
01/22/19 10:30 AM
YFC/KZN Tennyson House Girls shelter has recently admitted nine girls. The girls attended a back to school prayer that was hosted by the Soul Combine Club at Durban Miracle Centre on Saturday, 12 January 2019.
Tennyson House Social Worker, Lethu Hlegwa said the girls came from various communities surrounding Durban. “We are delighted to assist, support, care and give hope to the girls. Our job is to engage, equip, enable and empower them as possible as we can”, said Hlengwa. She added that this year was opened in style with a prayer that encouraged, revived and motivated the girls.
BENEFICIARIES EXCITED OVER CHRISTMAS PRESENTS
12/21/18 9:00 AM
The Hilton Baptist Church prepared and presented the “Christmas in a Shoebox” gifts to YFC/KZN Khayalethu and Tennyson House Aftercare beneficiaries. The purpose of the gifts is to instil and encourage the custom of giving and receiving during Christmas and to remember the great gift that God gave the world many years ago. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his one and only begotten Son, so that whoever believes in him may not be lost but have eternal life”, John 3: 16.
BATHING AND WASHING END OF YEAR 2018 REPORT
12/18/18 9:00 AM
The Tennyson House Outreach closed the Bathing and Washing program on Wednesday, 5 December 2018. These beneficiaries come to Tennyson House twice a week to bath and wash their laundry.
The outreach project continue to make a difference in the lives of those living on the streets of Durban. Sipho Langa one of the beneficiaries of Washing and Bathing said, if it was not for the program his life would be worse than what it is now.” I cannot imagine my life without this centre. This is where I find hope and courage to change my life and reunite with my family. We get to sit with people who care and loves us despite the condition we live in. I hope that the program will continue to accommodate us even in 2019”, said Langa.
YFC/KZN- TENNYSON HOUSE HOST A REUNIFICATION WORKSHOP
12/5/18 9:59 AM
The Tennyson House Girls Shelter hosted a reunification workshop on Saturday, 24 November 2018 at Burman Bush Park. The purpose of this workshop was to prepare both the parents and children for the reunification as the children will be returning to their respective homes, families and communities soon.
According to the Tennyson House Social Worker, Lethu Hlengwa, the workshop attendance was beyond their expectation. She said the parents and the extended family members of the beneficiaries showed commitment and great support for the children by attending in large numbers.
ROTARY CLUB REACH OUT TO TENNYSON HOUSE
11/19/18 10:00 AM
The Westville Rotary club members have recently reached out to the Tennyson House Girls Shelter. Vince Dummer installed a new burglar door gate in the kitchen on Tuesday, 6 November 2018 and on Thursday, 8 November 2018, Christel Barrett made a donation of puzzles and clothes to the girls.
PRAYER EMPOWERS AFTERCARE SECONDARY BENEFICIARIES
11/16/18 2:00 PM
The Tennyson House Aftercare Coordinator, Nomusa Khumalo and the parents of the Aftercare beneficiaries attended a prayer service that was hosted by “At His Feet Ministry” on 13 October 2018 in Durban.
The purpose of this prayer was to get women together and intercede for their children, countries, presidents, homes, schools and communities. Khumalo said the parents were happy to be part of this prayer. “I am glad that we had the opportunity to meet with other women and share the word of God. We learnt so much about love and sharing and came back motivated and encouraged”, said Khumalo. She further explained that food parcels from “At His Feet Ministry” were donated to the parents after the service.
NEW FLOOR FOR TENNYSON HOUSE GIRLS SHELTER
11/14/18 10:23 AM
The Tennyson House Girls Shelter in Durban has new floor carpets, this follows after John Wesley School raised an amazing R10 000 on behalf of the shelter in 2017/2018 financial year as part of the school’s Corporate Social Investment (CSI) initiative.
John Wesley principal and Darron Tarr handed over the R10 000 cheque to the YFC/KZN Project Director, Mpho Ngidi during the AGM that was held in August.
Ngidi said the shelter was in need of new carpets and with this donation they managed to buy them. “Our carpets were old and stained. This really concerned me and it has always been our wish to get rid of them. I am glad that John Wesley made our wish come true. We appreciate the support, assistance and the donation we received”, Ngidi said.
Tarr said their learners also donated pens which were gifted to them from the BIC pens road show crew that visited their school recently. “Our foundation phase also donated toiletry bags and we hope to get more involved in social and community work”, Tarr explained.