School Supplies by The Ridge
Middelburg Care Village can look forward to a good start to school this year with the recent donation of back to school stationery from The Ridge Casino, at a handover event which took place on Tuesday, 12 January 2016.
The Ridge is a long time CSI contributer to the Middelburg Care Village supplying personal hygiene products for the children at the village on a monthly basis.
The Middelburg Care Village is a non-profit facility catering to orphaned children from 3 to 18 years of age. The facility was started to address the need for residential care facilities for children in Mpumalanga. The Rotary Clubs of Middelburg and Witbank facilitated the funding through Anglo Coal, BHP Billiton and Xtrata Coal.
Children are given 3 meals a day, assisted with their homework and provided with life skills training for the youth. Support is given to raped and abused survivors, and they also have gardening projects which are run to supplement meals.
“We are excited to be making a positive contribution to our community with this donation. It is important to ensure that learners are fully equipped with the right tools to have a successful year,” says Marketing Manager, Sharika Betts.