Reaching out to children with the Pure Hope School
On Saturday, 26 January, volunteers from the Bosch Rexroth South Africa Group teamed up with Pure Hope Kids for its weekly LIFT Clinic in Woodlands, Pretoria.
“39 volunteers from the Group joined clinic staff and Moreleta Congregations (NG Kerk) volunteers in weighing, measuring and testing the iron levels of 179 children, as well as providing Vitamin A and de-worming medication,” says Willem Gijzelaar, Group Marketing Manager. BRSA volunteers made hot dogs for mothers and children and set up games and kept the children entertained and active.
Pure Hope Kids was established to fulfil the developmental needs for underprivileged children – to bring hope in a broken world. The school accommodates children from the immediate vicinity including the nearby informal settlement.
All the children attending the school and the weekly clinic come from underprivileged backgrounds. Most have received very little stimulation in their lives. “At Pure Hope Kids they are exposed to a new and positive world where we endeavour to broaden their perspective and provide care for their emotional and physical needs,” says Pure Hope’s Suzanne Joubert.
The LIFT Clinic happens every weekend but this was the first time BRSA was involved. The Group was so inspired by the work Pure Hope Kids does that they have pledged to continue their involvement. “We at Bosch Rexroth South Africa Group of Companies will continue to help uplift the community of Woodland Village through our volunteering efforts and contributions,” said Gijzelaar.
Pure Hope Kids’ vision is “Give hope, be hope, live hope!” This was certainly evident on the day and the Bosch Rexroth South Africa Group of Companies’ volunteers both gave hope, were inspired and saw hope in action.
Tillmann Olsen helping at the weighing station
Freddie Kühn loving his station
Tillmann & Freddie having a blast
Werner Joubert investing time with the children
Willem Gijzelaar with his sidekick for the day
The perfect toy
A busy day of learning