NON PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

Ennerdale Mini Parliament Youth Organization

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Platform established for Youth from all religious & cultural backgrounds within Ennerdale to encourage youth activism through open-discussion about issues

Http://www.facebook.com/Miniparliament

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The 31 of November marked the 3rd official seating of the Ennerdale Mini Parliament held at Ennerdale Council Chamber. The Ennerdale Mini Parliament is a Non-Profit Youth Organisation which gives the youth within Ennerdale and its surrounding areas the platform to voice their opinions and debate on issues affecting them on a personal level and the community as a whole and to be empowered to come up with their own solutions to this issues.

They were joined by various local Organisations, Representatives from the Municipal Department of Social Development and Representative from the Ennerdale Police Station, who took part in the discussions. The effectively heard the views of the honorable members which attend, made up of youth from various schools in Ennerdale, namely: Odin Park Primary, George Street Primary, Poseidon Road Primary, Mid-Ennerdale Primary, Fred Norman Secondary as well as Oak Dale Secondary and interacted with them on a discursive level. The topic for the day was “Peer Pressure in Society and Youth”, as heavily discussed as this topic may be, the honorable members discussed this from an entirely different perspective which brought a great enlightenment to the guests present.

They spoke of peer pressure on a positive light, talking about how peers could positively influence each other in various ways which would result in them making better life choices, personally and academically. The members present were aged from as little as 12 to 18 years old, making the discussions very dynamic as the perspectives would differ in each age group. They reacted with maturity to questions posed to them by the honorable members in such a way that the atmosphere in the chamber resembled that of parliament.

Domestic issues were also touched on, discussing the pressures faced within families. A learner from Odin Park spoke of how parents pressure their children to become like other children, eluding to the fact that each child is a character with different characteristics. In a sense saying that we all have our own thought processes, abilities and genes, so why are all teenagers measured by the same means?, the counter-intuitive and somehow ironic pressure from children towards parents and teachers was also addressed where many youth took time to truly analyses their perspective on independence and degree of freedom to their own opinion.

Louise Louw, the chairperson of Treasure Amphora, a Mentorship Program making a unique difference in the community gave the key presentation urging the youth to learn more about values, and surround themselves with peers who practice good values. The teachers, parents and organisations present gave many vital tips and conflict resolutions for youth facing Pressure from peers. The Members of the parliament gave powerful and thought-provoking poems and speeches that broke down the topic and introduced the idea of “Positive Peer Pressure”, a new perspective where peers are encouraged to do good and be confident in who they are, instead of breaking down the potential of others. The officiators were Nathan Swartz, who is the Chairperson of the Ennerdale Mini Parliament and Speaker of the House, Akani Nkhwashu, Vice-Chair and Deputy Speaker of the House as well as Elphus Machaba, who is the Coordinator and who was facilitating the discussion.

The Ennerdale Mini Parliament is good example of the youth taking initiative, showing that our community is not filled with children who possess negative potential, but striving towards being the advocates of change for a better future.

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OVERSITE OF OUR COMMITTEE:

We as the Concerned Community Organisation (ECCO), Pledge to serve the Community of Ennerdale with the Attention and Dedication our Community deserve. No Task or Challenge will be too Huge or too Small for us. We will all work, stand and strive together to make a DIFFERENCE in the Lives’ of our ENNERDALE COMMUNITY:

OUR AIMS AND OBJECTIVES:

HOUSING, OUR UNEMPLOYED, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, CHILD ABUSE, SENIOR CITIZEN ABUSE,

EXPLOITATION, PLACEMENT FOR CHILDREN IN SCHOOLS, ASSISTANCE TO OUR DISABLED AND MENTALLY CHALLENGED, ASSISTANCE TO OUR ELDERLY, ASSISTANCE TO OUR ABANDONED, YOUNG AND OLD, BIRTH CERTIFICATES, IDENTITY DOCUMENTS, OUR SICK, OUR HIV/AIDS PATIENTS THEIR FAMILIES AND THEIR CAREGIVERS, OUR DESTITUTE, DRUGS IN OUR COMMUNITY,

OUR SAPS ASSISTANCE, OUR PASTORS INVOLVEMENT IN THE COMMUNITY

Regards,
Linda Moodaley
Secretary

For more info:  073 838 6282 or  083 510 2460


Meals on Wheels Ennerdale

Meals on wheels in Ennerdale Address: 124 - 7th Avenue Mid-Ennerdale 1830, Tel:011 855 3014 Fax:011 855 3014

Meals on wheels in Ennerdale Address: 124 – 7th Avenue Mid-Ennerdale 1830,
Tel:011 855 3014 Fax:011 855 3014

VISION

Ensuring that the elderly in the community have access to all the services provided by the Centre in order to add quality to their lives.

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The first meals on wheels car in Ennerdale

About

Meals on Wheels For The Aged is a multi-faceted welfare service aimed at helping the elderly of our country to live out their sunset years in dignity and relative comfort. The service includes Old-Age Homes, Frail-Care Centers, Service Centers For Senior Citizens, and the well known Meals on Wheels For The Aged meal delivery service.

All of these services function under the umbrella of Meals on Wheels Community Services, a non-profit organization that operates under the government registration number ADRA SA (SAU) 002-706 NPO.


Ennerdale Local Drug Action Committee

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We the Ennerdale Local Drug Action Committee are working in the greater Ennerdale Area with South African Police, Community Police Forum, Ennerdale Anti Substance Abuse Committee, Golden Smiles Foundation and other Non Profit Organisations and Non-Government Organisations, and we hereby do appeal to the community to come and join us in fighting the scourge of drugs and crime together,

PLEASE JOIN US AND TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE \ we need VOLUNTEERS to join us.

Contact Persons: Oesman  083 380 7074 - – Daniel  072 531 8448 - Ansley  078 123 6518 - Ronnel 078 597 6217- Face book: Email : Ennerdaleldac@yahoo.com


ORGANISATION NAME

TELEPHONE NUMBER

AIDS Consortium - 011 403 0265

Alcohol Anonymous - 086 143 5722

Child Line - 080 005 5555

Child Welfare South Africa – National Head Office - 011 492 2888

Commission for Gender Equality - 011 403 7182

Contralesa - 083 453 8690

Corruption Helpline Line - 080 020 1414

Crime Stop - 086 001 0111

Diabetes Action - 031 205 9886

Human Rights Advice Centre - 0860 120 120

Legal Aid - 011 877 2000

Life Line South Africa - 0861 322 322

Love Life Sexual Health Line - 0800 121 900

Marie Stops South Africa - 0800 117 785

Men’s Clinic International - 086 036 2867

Ministry of Basic Education - 012 312 5911

Ministry of Home Affairs - 012 810 8911 / 080 060 1190

Ministry of Social Development - 012 312 7794

Ministry of Women, Youth, Children and People with Disabilities - 012 300 5200

Mother2mothers - 0800 668 4377

National AIDS Helpline - 0800 012 322

National Association of People Living with AIDS (NAPWA) - 011 873 7156 / 8

National Children’s Rights Centre - 011 408 4835

National Network on Violence Against Women - 012 321 4959

National Toll Free PMTCT Related Informational Helpline - 0800 mothers

NHIV Programme – HIV Service Providers - 0860 448 911

Office on the Right of the child - 012 300 5500 / 01

People Opposing Women Abuse - 011 642 43

Rape Crises 24 hours life line - 0861 322 322

SAPS Emergency number - 10111

Sonke Gender Justice - 011 339 3589

South African Council of Churches - 011 241 7800

South African Red Cross Society - 012 431 2000

South African Social Grants Helpline -088 601 011

Stop Gender Violence Helpline - 0800 150 150

Suicide Helpline - 0800 567 567

The Gay and Lesbian Helpline (Triangle Project) - 021 712 6699

The South African Depression and Anxiety Group - 011 262 6396

Thetha Junction, Sexual Health Information - 0800 121 900

Toll free Crisis Line - 0861 574 747

Treatment Action Campaign - 021 422 1700

Vaccine Helpline - 0860 160 160

Women’s Health - 0800 116 941