John Wesley School Principal, Mr Darron Tarr recently handed over a cheque to Mpho Gwala, the Project Director at Youth For Christ for the amount of R10 000.00 at their AGM. This amount was raised on behalf of Tennyson House in 2017/2018 as part of the school's social responsibility. Grade 7 learner's Tumelo Khathi and Alwande Shabalala also attended the AGM and enjoyed an informative tour of the facilities at Tennyson House.
John Wesley School was recently visited by the BIC Pens road-show crew, the learners were treated to a stage production which expounded on the importance of reading and writing. The children were gifted with pens and pencils. The learners then chose to gift these pens to Tennyson House, along with bags of toiletries donated by the Foundation Phase.
We learn through our belief in Jesus Christ too “Give generously to the poor and to do so without a grudging heart; then because of this the LORD your God will bless you in all your work and in everything you put your hand to.” “Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward them for what they have done.” Deuteronomy 15:10
Tennyson House is a shelter and temporary home for street children in and around the city of Durban. Working with children, youth and families struggling with poverty and unhealthy lifestyles, the intention is to provide prevention and early intervention programmes to preserve the family structure.
The main aim of the home is to re-unite the children with their families. The shelter currently takes care of fifteen young girls between the ages of 11 and 17 and ensures that they have a safe place to live and complete their schooling. This Youth for Christ Centre also opens its facility to boys who are brought in off the streets on Wednesday’s, ministered to, given an opportunity to shower and enjoy a meal.
Visit their website for more information https://www.youthkzn.co.za/