Founded in 1931 with the aim of serving both the Jewish and broader communities, the UJW South Africa provided welfare projects during the depression years and later during Apartheid rule.
Across broader society, the organisation offered skills training in Centres of Concern, funded educational programmes, established crèches and nursery schools in impoverished communities and empowered disadvantaged sections of society to find employment and to become self-sufficient. Many projects are self-sustaining and still operational.
Today, The UJW Cape Town focuses on supporting vulnerable children and their families living in poverty in Cape Town. Relationships with creches, hospitals, feeding schemes and daycare centres established over many years are strengthened by the UJW’s partnership models, their ethos of care, and their understanding of the beneficiary’s day-to-day experiences.
Their operational savvy and passion to help others, enabled the ladies of the UJW to pivot effectively and immediately escalate their food relief programmes to meet the additional urgent needs caused by Covid-19.
These are the SEVEN Cape Town organisations that they continue support during COVID and beyond – Feeding 783 children, teachers, helpers ad their families.
BENEFICIARY PEOPLE TO FEED
Kensington Educare Centre, Maitland 100 children+6 teachers+families
Babes Educare Centre, Du Noon 85 children+6 teachers+families
Noluntu Soup Kitchen, Khayelitsha 60 children+4 helpers+families
Masikhukukeke Educare, Jo Slovo Park 36 children+5 teachers+families
Vlottenberg Community Org, Kuils River 200 children+8 helper+families
Elundini for disabled/abled bodied children, Du Noon 60 children+9 Staff+families