The Manenberg Aftercare Center was created during the 2010 Football World Cup by Father Wim Lindeque, the former Catholic priest in Manenberg, and other committed people to help children who did not receive school meals because of World Cup-related holidays.
It soon became clear that it was also urgently necessary to promote the intellectual and social development of the children.
Thus, groups for sports, music, dance and homework were launched. For many children it is the only place where they receive warmth, affection and help. About 200 children participate in the project. It is wonderful to see how the children are blossoming and hope starts to grow within them.
Together with the Catholic Foreign Secretariat in Bonn, we support the project in partnership with regular collectors and donations.