Children in this very poor community are being fed on a daily basis from a private house in Cooper Street, by Cynthia Tobias. Conditions in the community are very bad and most houses do not have running water. There is very little electricity – candles are used which are particularly dangerous, and there is no heating. Children are being born and growing up in these towns and they know no other life.
Cynthia welcomes these children into her home with open arms
Cynthia welcomes these children into her home with open arms, most children come from backgrounds where they may not get a meal each day so here they can seek refuge, play as children should play, they each receive a nice hot meal and they just love it there.
The Cooper Street Project is on the edge of town. Children from homes where they might not get a meal each day can find refuge, a hot meal, and some fun activities here. On our last visit some of the older children were learning to knit, while the younger ones were busy creating decorative wreaths or colouring.
Visit Copper Street Project’s website for more information!
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Feeling inspired and excited for the future of Tourism in our beautiful Swellendam region. Thank you Mariette Du Toit-Helmbold of Destinate Travel and Anton Groenewald of the Municipality for taking the time and effort to advise and put the essential strategies in place in order for tourism to reach its full and well deserved potential. Tourism can give our Town such an enormous economical boost that will assist all our communities. We are so fortunate that we already have it all and with the correct marketing we can share it with the rest of SA and the World. Exciting times ahead!! Swellendam Municipality – SWEMun