Aphiwe Good News Centre
The Aphiwe community centre was developed in partnership with Altech Autopage Cellular. A house was purchased in the Mqantsa section of Tembisa, very near the main station. On the 1st of February 2010 building modifications was started to change the house into a community centre from which education would be given to the community.
The centre will also serve as a model and supportive pre-school/crèche for the pre-schools and crèches in the immediate area.
It was very rewarding to have many volunteers (local and overseas) from the COP trust as well as from Altech Autopage cellular helping with all the hard work to get the centre finished before the scheduled launch date. There is already a good synergy between the Aphiwe centre and the CUDDLE project.
The community centre was finished and launched very successfully on the 26th of March 2010. Education that will be provided will be in the form of life skill courses on a wide range of subjects as well as the CUDDLE crèche course.