Jaco Louw, Manager, informed Care & Grow of Clanwilliam Agrimark’s latest social project, which is the Cederberg Aftercare Centre, situated 13 kilometres outside of Clanwilliam.
The Centre, which caters for 40 learners between the ages of 7 and 14, assists them with their homework, and also gives additional tuition in reading and maths. After completing the daily academic session, the learners are taught various skills including knitting and crocheting. They also started a vegetable, herb and fruit garden, where the learners are involved with the process, and they are assisted in the maintenance of the garden by the Andries Maarman, an experienced gardener. According to Gretha Swart, the person who manages the Centre, the proceeds of the garden are reinvested into the Centre.
The Clanwilliam Agrimark donated seed and other requisites towards this project. Through this gesture they contributed towards the important role of teaching learners valuable skills to help them become self-supporting.