The Grade 9 students held a veggie drive in aid of the Knysna Methodist Outreach.
“Knysna Methodist Outreach – KMO is a non-profit organisation registered with the government. (NPO no: 131-089 NPO)
Feeding and caring for the underprivileged is a mission the Knysna Methodist Outreach is passionate about.
Our flagship project, the Rainbow of Hope early learning centre, is situated in the underprivileged community of Nekkies some 5 kms outside of Knysna. The school was established in 2010 and registered as an independent Grade R school with the Western Cape department of education during 2015 after meeting all the requirements. We accommodate 30 children between the ages of 3 and 5. They are provided with two nutritional meals per day and for many of them this is the only food they get as they are from impoverished families who struggle to give their children even one meal per day. KMO also have two soup kitchens, one in Hornlee and the other in Concordia. Between these two kitchens, they supply on average 4000 meals per month. During school holidays this increases to about 5000 meals per month. To avoid the monotony of soup every day, we attempt to give at least one meal with rice or samp and whatever we have available such as soy, curry, tinned fish etc. The above is made possible by the volunteers who manage and run these projects as well as donations received from organisations such as yourselves, Woolworths, St Boniface Catholic Church and many more organisations and individuals.
Our current projects include the establishment of community gardens of which one has been planted and the next will be planted early in July. This is done in partnership with Growing Upwards. https://www.goodthingsguy.com/lifestyle/garden-knysna-growing-upwards/
Thank you again for your wonderful contribution last week. It made a difference to many needy people.” – Arnaud de Groot