Launch of Beautiful Things

By: Jacobs Well Conference Centre  08-27-2015
Keywords: Conference Centre, Training Centre, Centurion conference venue

On the outskirts of Centurion a village has been born that cares for 45 disabled and vulnerable children. An Early Childhood Development centre with a qualified teacher is preparing to grow from 9 to 40 children in 2016. Full time volunteers help to make all of this happen and visitors to the premises are always welcomed. The project is funded by individuals, government and business. The leaders of Jacobs Well Village believes that to make an impact on the communities they serve, mainly Spruit/Mooiplaats Squatter Camp, Itireleng and Olievenhoutbosch, a wholistic approach is needed which addressed the needs of body, soul and spirit. Counsellors and ministers address the last two, while practical needs are met with food, clothing and blanket donations. Paid opportunities to fulfil individual God-given callings in the workplace is created within the village through agricultural projects, maintenace of buildings, steelworks, pottery, ISO implementation consultants, a 20 seater conference venue and a large sewing project. The sewing project forms part of the village enterprise called Beautiful Things. Off-cuts received from a large printing company are up-cycled to make practical and beautiful items including table cloths, school bags, scatter cushions and sleeping pillows. The launch of this enterprise was on Friday 29 May 2015 in Doringkloof where upcycled items and pottery was displayed and sold and raised R20 000 to care for vulnerable children.

Keywords: Centurion conference venue, Conference Centre, entrance room, Training Centre,

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