Round Table’s gift to youth centre

NEW BEGINNINGS: From left, Angels Centre owner Yvonne Kilani, EL Round Table #1 president Warren Hechter, Angel Outreach’s Candice Woodbridge and Round Table member Lance Wayer at the new building handover at Angels Child and Youth Care Centre in Scenery Park Picture: AMANDA NANO

Scenery Park-based Angels Child and Youth Care Centre are deeply grateful for the new roof over their heads, and celebrated their new home at an official opening last Friday.

“I am grateful to God for this. We now have enough space and beds for the seven children I look after.

“I am especially grateful to EL Round Table #1, Candice Woodbridge, and Zukelwa and Amahle Qomfo for all they have done,” Angels Centre owner Yvonne Kilani said.

She also thanked all those who had sponsored books for the children. EL Round Table #1 ran with the project for two years after Candice Woodbridge of Angel Outreach alerted them to the centre’s plight.

The centre was previously housed in a corrugated iron structure.

“It was a long process of getting sponsors and big corporates to come through,” Round Table president Warren Hechter said.

“This would not have been possible without people giving up their personal time. The total value of the project is R373,662, where sponsors provided services and goods at cost price.”

SA Round Table Association president Alan Malan was also present for the opening.

The centre has two JoJo tanks installed to make it as self-sufficient as possible, a room with bunk beds for the children, a bathroom and a learning and play area.

Kilani said they would now focus their energies on getting their vegetable garden up and running.

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