On the 4th of December 2020 Cayla, the reigning Jnr Miss Teen South Africa, and Elize had the privilege to facilitate a Christmas party for the women and children at the Frida Hartley Shelter in Yeoville.
The party was made possible by the very generous donation from John King BIM Solutions, who also sponsoring the gifts, lunch and treats for all the residents. The day was a huge success! The joy and happiness experienced were priceless.
The Frida Hartley Shelter for destitute women and children in Yeoville, Johannesburg, takes in homeless women, and their children who have endured neglect, abuse, trauma and homelessness. They shelter individuals who have lost their jobs and are struggling to make ends meet; young homeless mothers looking to kick-start their lives; and individuals going through financial difficulties (affected by retrenchment or unemployment).
The shelter is a non-profit organisation that aims to empower women, through providing accommodation, psycho-social support, employment, and training. The Frida Hartley Shelter also provides nutrition and childcare to the children housed at the shelter with their mother. This allows the mothers the time they need whilst they are job hunting.
Uzwela Foundation has many ideas for how we will support Frida Hartley further by expanding on the projects we started in our personal capacity.