SI KSD - MTHATHA (EASTERN CAPE)

General Information

Club Name: SI-KSD (Mthatha, Eastern Cape)

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City:  Eastern Cape

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Website:  https://soroptimistsouthafrica.org/clubs-and-projects/si-king-sabata-dalinyebo/

President:  Irene N. Kolosa (0795387101 /  ikolosa@wsu.ac.za)

Secretary:  Bulelwa Dlava (0822007854 /  bdlava@wsu.ac.za)

Banking Details
General Meeting

When:  Sundays, the 1st and 2nd week every month
Where:  Walter Sisulu University or occasionally at Myezo Wimpy, Mthatha
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Executive Meeting

When:  Sundays, the 1st and 2nd week every month
Where:  Walter Sisulu University or occasionally at Myezo Wimpy, Mthatha
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Friendship Links

SI – KSD club established a Friendship Link with SI Hamilton in 2016.

Important Calendar Dates

• EASTER MONTH- Egg Drive for children
• Human Rights Day
• Nelson Mandela Day
• UNITE and FIGHT VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND CHILDREN
• CANCER MONTH

About

 

SI – KSD club is comprised of a pioneering group of women led by Irene N. Kolosa that reached its goal on Saturday 22nd November 2014. Soroptimism was introduced in this area in 2011 by the past Soroptimist Intenational of South Africa (SISA) President , Makkie Setshedi. This is the first Soroptimist International club in Mthatha, in the former Transkei region of the Eastern Cape Province in South Africa. It was sponsored by SI Cape of Good Hope under Past President Lisette Ginserberger. The club is affiliated to the SISA and Soroptimist International Southern African Network (SISAN).

 
The AGM usually takes place in the last weekend of October every year. The EXCO and General meetings takes place on Sundays, the 1st and 2nd week every month mainly at Walter Sisulu University or occasionally at Myezo Wimpy, Mthatha.

KEY PROJECTS

Bethany Home: Place of Safety for Orphaned, Neglected, Abandoned and/or Abused Children

Bethany Home Place of Safety for orphaned, neglected, abandoned and/ or abused children from 0 to 6 years is the club’s primary focus. The home is located at Ikwezi Township, a socio-economic poor environment with high rate of all sorts of crime. It relies solely on donations in the form of cash, goods and / or services from people. Below is some of the work done by the club in Bethany Home.

Bethany Home needs include the following:

  • Baby Food (Formula)
  • Other Food
  • Cleaning Material
  • Toiletry
  • Medication
  • Clothing

SI – KSD club established a Friendship Link with SI Hamilton in 2016. Irene began correspondence with their convenor, the late Myra Toms. She is keeping them up todate with the progress of their joint Programme Action- the Bethany Home Children’s Home project. This done thru Morag Rennie who has taken over since Myra Toms passed on.

 

Other projects that The SI KSD club is involved in include the following:

  • Eluxolweni Home for the street children – donating food, clothes etc.
  • Empilweni Home for the Aged – donating warm clothing and other goodies
  • EFATA school for the deaf/deaf/disabled children – awareness campaign/education
  • Awareness campaign(a project in the pipeline) involving Girls from Ntapane Junior secondary school