The Gateway Village
offers an informal lifestyle for permanent residents, as well as day care
facilities with sheltered workshops for both the residents and day workers.
There are 7 residential houses on the property that each provide love and
care by a housemother and a relief housemother. There are 2 residents per
bedroom and each house has 12 residents.
Nedcor Hi-Care Centre is
maintained 24 hours per day by
trained staff and provides for the needs of those with limited mobility. The
Society is currently busy with phase 1 of the Home for the Elderly, as
residents can reside at The Village until the end of their natural life. With
completion of this House later this year, 24 new vacancies will open at The
The Lions Club adopted Johnson B
and is currently busy with maintenance on the house. They donated items towards
the house (chest of drawers for each resident, new lounge suite & beds).
A fleet of 5 mini busses
transports the non-residents on a daily basis.
1: Here the villagers are kept
busy with various tasks, e.g. needle craft, during the day. A main source of
this workshops sustainability is Contract work e.g. folding of medical gloves
& bandages, party packs, folding of letters for envelopes etc.
2: Also known as GEC (Growth
Empowerment Centre): Here the Villagers are taught skills e.g. arts &
crafts, decoupage, fabric painting, beading etc. They offer cooking classes,
taught by a volunteer on a weekly basis that includes all capable residents on
a rotation schedule. There is a herb & vegetable garden that is used to
further the skills of the villagers and promotes sustainability.
All items produced by the GEC
workshop are on sale, either at our fundraisers, or during the year from the
Groups: These are for the lower
functioning residents where they have various activities to stimulate them,
from arts & crafts to sports.
Sports & Activities
War: We are proud to announce that
our team were the Tug O War champions in 2013. They won various prestigious
competitions against the Police & Northern Transvaal club in Pretoria.
Team: They practiced 3x per week at
Planet Fitness in Ruimsig. They generally compete various at Heia Safari Dam
Swims to qualify for The Midmar Mile that takes place during February. This
year all our swimmers received medals at this event and 3 swimmers qualified
within a certain time period and qualified for their green numbers. This honour
allows them to keep that number for the rest of their lives.
Athletics: The Villagers compete on an annual basis against
other similar organisations, usually in March. They practice for weeks and are
generally very excited about this event.
Annually we try to sustain
certain events and the Villagers became accustomed to them and are always very
excited to participate and ready for the fun that comes with it.
Here are but to name a few:
Ball, Spring Ball, Christmas tree, monthly birthday parties, Tarlton fun day (organised by the
Merlin Rotary Club, including off-road cars, Harley’s and a Santa Clause). The
Lions Club has on various Saturdays during the year a Sports day filled with
fun sports activities for the residents.
Every Wednesday morning all the
Villagers walk on the property for exercise before the day begins.
The Village Kitchen
Marius, the kitchen Supervisor,
runs a very effective operation and has a very efficient team.
Marius and his team are also able
to assist with catering at competitive prices for various types of functions.
To make contact with the Bakery
or Kitchen, or both, please contact:
The Village Office at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 011 958 1570
This fundraising initiative
started about 13 years ago to assist with additional funds for The Village.
Over the years it’s grown into a delightful 2nd hand store. Books Galore donate
popular books to us on a monthly basis.
We also sell clothes, games,
ornaments & any other donations we receive. If we are unable to sell the
items, we donate it to Multi Charities to assist them with fundraising or we
recycle the items for additional funds.
Feel free to visit the shop
between 08h00 – 15h00, Monday to Friday
bakery supervisor is assisted by two staff members & 6 residents that were
carefully selected for this position. They were trained by Siyabonga Africa.
They supply all the baked goods for the kitchen and the houses on a weekly
basis. This initiative, that was funded by ABSA, assists with The Gateways’
sustainability. They are able to bake biscuits, rusks, cupcakes, rolls, bread
and various other items, to ensure & sustain the freshness of the products
Old Age Home
We recently completed the
construction of our new old age home. To see the official handover from
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