Jan Newsletter 2020

 NPO Number 002-213 / Tel: 033 387 4004 
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Get to Know our Management Team…
Mrs Fiona Balgobind
Before we knew it, we flew past January 2020!
Lets start our first Newsletter of 2020, by introducing our Management team, as many people are keen to know the face behind the voices… 

Pictured 1st-Mrs Fiona Balgobind: A social worker by profession and our General Manager since 2011, celebrating her 9th Work Anniversary this month with us. She is also the KZN Chairperson for National Association for Child Care Workers (NACCW), the current Deputy Chairperson at National Naccw, and the Chairperson of the Midlands Welfare and Social Services Forum
2nd left: Miss Ropafadzo Mashoko: Child and Youth Care Worker, one of the few DUT trained and experienced in residential care workers, supervising our child care staff. She is current Chairperson of the PMB Child and Youth Care Workers Forum
3rd right: Miss Ntokozo Mhlophe: Social Worker, a mature dedicated highly committed individual whos gives off more than 150% of herself to ensure that the best is given to our children
4th left below- Mrs Sheena Ramdial-Administrator, our relatively new bookkeeper/administrator just over a year with us, and taking over the strong controls that our dear aunty Val had set for us
5th right below – Sinethemba Mzobe- PR and Marketing Officer, our cheerful and enthusiastic young person in the office who manages all our social media networks  
Let’s take it back to the beach….
School holidays means we do all things Fun and the Beach is one of them. On the 07th of January Miss Mhlophe along with Child and Youth Care Workers that were on duty spoiled the little ones by taking them on a special trip to the beach. This day enabled everyone to have the time of their lives while interacting with each other, outside of the Home, especially having a positive impact on the little ones
who had not gone to any family members for the entire holidays!
A huge sense of gratitude goes to Aunty Ntokozo for organizing this lovely outing. 
Ready for School….

 15 January 2020- Back to school came a bit later this year! With the number of holidays the children received, when the day came everyone was all geared up and eager to start new grades, gain new friends and of course broaden their knowledge. At PCH we take pride in our children’s education and with your assistance we have managed to reach our goals of placing each and every child in school, all fully dressed. Nelson Mandela once said “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” and nothing gives us the greatest joy in knowing that we play our part the best way we can. Wishing the class of 2020 nothing but the best of luck as they broaden their knowledge and praying for a successful year as they embark on this wonderful journey.

Here’s to the class of 2020…. Fly high!!

A huge gratitude also goes to Rotary Azalea for the wonderful donation of school bags. PCH acknowledges you for assisting in keeping our children in School.
Rewards for excelling…
Rewards for excelling are important in each child’s life, since not only does it serve as a motivation as well to excel, but encourages others to simply produce the best that each child can afford to. Our young lad made us extremely proud, at his Awards Function for Heather High School, where he was rewarded for excelling academically. This young man achieved 3 A’s for English, Life Orientation as well as Geography. A lovely surprise organized by Miss Mhlophe was held for him to encourage him to fly even higher. Unit 3 boys were all invited and this day day was no ordinary day.
There was lots of laughter, music as well as the boys who wished him well as he embarks on his new journey…
This year we are introducing a new section called the PCH Power! In this section we will be sharing our success stories of recent years. Lets work backwards by introducing a young man who has achieved excellent results during his Matric class of 2019. He joined PCH at the tender age of 9 years and from the day he came to us, he proved to be different academically as well as in the way he conducted himself. During his stay at PCH he was a quiet child but very goal driven. He placed PCH on the map by excelling in his matric year making him one of our  biggest achievers . He has been accepted at the UKZN to further his studies in Sports Science and Management. We will continue to guide and support him as this is the only home he has ever known, and the only family he has!
Wishing him nothing but the best as he embarks on his tertiary education.
Tekkie Tax 2020-Make the Circle Bigger
It’s back and bigger then ever. Tekkie Tax 2020 is upon us and once again we are humbly asking for your assistance in making this the most successful campaign thus far. This year expect a wider range of stock such as the newly “All of one and one for all sticker” which means that there will only be one sticker with 5 different sectors. The sticker still cost R10.
Shoelaces are also available at R40 per pair
New and Improved T-shirts with colours of Melange Denim and Melange Grey for both Children and Adults
Badges are also available this year.Join PCH and together lets make the circle bigger. Kindly contact Sinethemba on 033 387 4004// and have your stock delivered to you.

Contact any one of us …
General Manager          
Public Relations           
Social Work                  
Child Care                    
Its easy: all you have to do is go to any participating BP, Engen or Caltex garage, fill up and notify the attendant of Litres for Education, providing them with our unique number #509 …..and 10c  per litre goes towards PCH. The wonderful thing is that
you DON’T pay an extra cent more.
Just remember to say the next time you are filling up – Litres for Education #509.
Here are the participating garages:
  • BP Moore Road, Engen Boshoff Street, Engen basil Bure Motors, 45th Engen convenience, BP Hillcrest, Engen Bayside, Engen Mitchell park, umhlali farmer services- BP Umhlali, Costwold Energy Centre Caltex waterfall, Nicole Jetkins, BP Westville Auto, BP Richmond Road, BP Quarry Road, BP  De Kuilen, BP La Lucia, BP Raisethorpe, BP Bluff, BP Sibaya, BP Drive in Motors- Ballito, BP fairways on Main- Howick, Caltex Winston park Service Station, Crompton Service Station- Caltex.
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