The Old Harbour Museum Values Women Caregivers
On 14 August 2015 the Old Harbour Museum held a celebration for the Caregivers from Lombardi Service Centre in Mount Pleasant and the Siyazama Service Centre in Zwelihle as a gesture of appreciation for how they take care of the local elderly. The celebration was the idea of Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) staff member Gcobisa Mapuma. It was held in the Whale House Lecture Room in Hermanus where the women enjoyed some quality time in a relaxed environment while bonding with each other.
The get-together served as a reminder to a group of amazing women that their hard work does not go unnoticed and that they too deserve to be spoiled. Both centres are non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that survive on donations and provide necessary assistance to the elderly in the communities, ranging from personal wellness, providing transport to visiting the Health Clinic and offering meals twice a day.
Each of the women received a small gift to enjoy. After some very welcoming and appreciative words by the Whale House Supervisor Louisa Linsell, photos were taken and the women helped themselves to some novels that were donated for the occasion by Attwellthea Filander from the EPWP.
We appreciate women and acknowledge their contribution in our lives. May women continue to reach their goals and together we can continue to build an equal society BETTER TOGETHER.