January 18, 2019

Registration of our Youth Centres

We were happy to get a visit from Clerise du Plessis of Swartland Municipality who delivered the registration certificates of Riverlands and Chatsworth Path onto Prosperity Centres. The Centres were registered with the Department of Social Development and now complies with health and safety, fire safety and children’s safety and well-being requirements according to the Children’s Act and other relevant […]
December 17, 2018

Springbok Rugby Player Pieter-Steph du Toit donates R10 000

Pieter-Steph du Toit is a Springbok rugby player whose family farms just around the corner from Goedgedacht. He has supported us in the past with donations of clothes and rugby kit for our children and last week we received a phone call to say he has nominated us to received prize money on his behalf. We could now believe this! […]
December 17, 2018

We received 187 Christmas gifts

Last week, Lieben Logistics and Springfield School in Wynberg donated enough gifts for each child in our pre-schools to receive a gift for Christmas! How amazing! We are so fortunate to have wonderful friends who always think about our children. 187 gifts arrived on the farm for each child in the 3 pre-schools linked to us to receive a gift […]
December 17, 2018

We say goodbye to our Grade R’s

The last few weeks for the Grade R class in our Riebeeksrivier Pre-school on the farm were a very busy time for them. It was also a time that they will remember forever. They practised for weeks and weeks and then the special night arrived and they held a wonderful concert for their families. It was a lovely evening and […]
November 30, 2018

World AIDS Day

This World AIDS day, Saturday 1 December, Goedgedacht is using the opportunity to raise awareness about the need for more discussions and dialogues to understand why, despite the availability of information, unprotected sex is still prevalent. Recently staff and volunteers were trained in starting dialogues with youth using the “Future You” booklet that was developed by Michele Youngleson, Independent Health […]
November 20, 2018

Grade R’s learning computer skills

The Grade R’s in our Pre-School on Goedgedacht farm, Riebeeksrivier Pre-school, all attend computer classes at the e-centre at our Youth Centre on the farm.   How lucky are they to be so close to a fully equipped e-centre? A computer centre in a rural area is not very common and we are privileged to have it. It was made […]
November 19, 2018

Our students preparing for their futures

We are so proud of all students who graduated from our Leadership Academy this year.   Part of the aim of our Leadership Academy ‘The Bridge’ is to prepare our youth for employment and to improve their chances of getting employed.   The last group of students finished their course at the end of October and now they are all […]
November 8, 2018

Our Leadership Academy: The Bridge

The graduation ceremony of our last group of Leadership Academy students for 2018 was on Thursday 1 November. WHAT A SPECIAL EVENING. We are so proud of our students and we have so much hope for their beautiful futures. The way they encourage and support one another has been incredible to see the last three months. This is true for […]
November 8, 2018

Goedgedacht celebrates 25 years

This year, Goedgedacht has been working in rural communities for 25 years! We had to celebrate this special milestone, but didn’t quite know what to do because our nine youth centres are spread out all over, from Riebeek to Prince Albert. So we thought we would have a cake competition! Every youth centre, every charity shop and every support department […]
August 27, 2018

30 000 Toothbrushes

Oratory Prep School visited us in July and one of the students wanted to bring something meaningful as a gift to our children. He approached Claydon Dental for a donation of toothbrushes and gave us the incredible gift of 30 000 toothbrushes along with a lot of toothpaste. The school arrived on 11 July and after months on sea; the toothbrushes […]