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Welcome in 2017
03 January 2017
A warm welcome to all the staff members after their well deserved break. May we not only reach our goals, but exceed them this year. A special word of welcome to Mieke Rautenbach, who will be responsible for marketing admin and fundraising. We look forward to the positive changes that she will bring and hope that she will be very happy with Senecio.
Joy in a Box
16 November 2016
This Christmas we would love to give the little ones that we work with, a small gift of their own. Most of the children will not receive any gifts and we want to change that. We would love you to help us with our Joy in a Box initiative! Sort of our version of Santa's Shoebox 😉 In each box we would like an item of clothing or an outfit, a toothbrush and toothpaste, a washcloth and soap, small toy and something educational like crayons etc. If you would like to help us spread the love and joy this Christmas, please leave your name in the comments below and we will send the name, age and gender of a little one (or two 😘) so that your box is tailor made. Please let us know what area you live or work in and we will make a plan to collect or you can deliver at our office in Somerset West. We hope to make this a huge success, so thank you!! ❤
$ Lebanese Food and Wine Pairing
01 November 2016
What: Lebanese Food and Wine Pairing
When: 23 November at 19h00Where: Lourensford Wine Estate - Laurent venue
Cost: R400 pp

What can you expect:Once you have tasted Lebanese food, you will be a fan forever. Combined with magnificent Lourensford wine, you will be transferred to a cloud of happiness. Chef Ghenwa Steingaszner is passionate about presenting authentic Lebanese cuisine using only the finest organic ingredients. The meals are full of robust, earthy flavours - Middle-Eastern food that will make you feel as if you’re on vacation in the Middle East. The setting is the classy Laurent venue on Lourensford Wine Estate. You will have a Mezze consisting of five starters, a main course and a dessert. The food is paired with four different Lourensford wines, carefully selected to bring out the best flavours of the food.

Book your tickets now through webtickets:https://www.webticket.co.za/event.aspx?itemid=1465418202
July News
08 August 2016
Staff matters:
Operations Manager Amelia Pretorius resigned at the end of June. During the just over a year that Amelia was with us, she achieved what she set out to do - and more. Our best wishes go with her.
Liezl Grobler joined our team on 1 August. We hope she will be very happy with us.

Four of our therapists went on a week long training course on Autism presented by Autism Western Cape. Although Senecio focuses on children with physical disabilities, many of the centres have children on the Autism spectrum as well, therefor it is important that care givers get guidance in handling these challenging children.

Our two fieldworkers, Sibo and Gugu attended the three week Carer to Carer training course presented by Malemulele Onwards in Johannesburg. Equipped with this knowledge, they are ready and eager to take the Parent Peer Support groups to a new level.

Swaziland Outreach:
During the second week of July, the five therapists, Lynette, Joany, Ashley, Luan and Tanya, as well as Director Annatjie joined hands with Helderberg Uitreik to do a week long Outreach in Swaziland. 46 children received individual attention, and 34 teachers and carers were trained. 4 workshops were presented. It was a very busy but fruitful week. The feedback was very positive, with hopes expressed that this will be the first of many outreaches to come.

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