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Welcome to Dreamworker's News & Views May 2016
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In the face of ever rising unemployment in our Rainbow Nation, the DreamTeam will always be ready to offer each person who walks through our doors a welcoming smile, a hug and a message of hope.
 



Post Apartheid South Africa once proudly stepped into the title "Rainbow Nation". Many colours, yes. Many contrasts, yes. Bright and beautiful, yes.

Stats SA recently released figures that are far from “rainbow coloured” for a vast part of our population.

  • Unemployment up to 26.7% (first quarter 2016)  from 24.5% (last quarter 2015)
  • 5.7 million people unable to find work (increased from 5.2 million end of last year)
  • 355 000 jobs lost first 3 months of this year

The word rainbow contains elements of hope, of light.

How do we, as average citizens, keep that hope and light alive in our beautiful nation in the face of ever rising unemployment and with it, all the social ills contained therein?

By making a difference any way we can, by bringing light into someone else’s life, no matter how small that light may be, by sharing and extending love……

Since opening its doors in 2008, DreamWorker has:

- Interviewed, registered, supported, empowered and inspired over 20 000 unemployed people and continues to engage with an additional 2 000 people per year.
 
-  Facilitated over 1,9 million days of work for people in the domestic, business, retail, food and industrial sectors.
 
-  Generated over R245 million worth of wages for the previously unemployed!
 
-  Our cost to impact ratio is over 1 200%!

Our subsidiary programme, Link of Love, has been raising funds separately, to allow unemployed people to work in the community (R100 a day).

-  Since its inception Link of Love has raised enough money to facilitate 3 532 days of paid community work.

-  This has resulted in R353 200 being put into the hands of the unemployed!
 
All donations are 100 percent tax deductible!

GATEWAY PRIMARY SCHOOL NEEDS YOUR HELPING HAND!

Despite being open since 2012 and with 1 487 children registered at the school, Gateway Primary in Delft is still classified as a “temporary school” by the Department of Education. That means:

  1. 1 487 children housed in prefab buildings (from just over 400 applicants in 2012)
  2. Excessively hot conditions in summer. Excessively cold conditions in winter
  3. Overcrowded classrooms: over 90 children in some classes
  4. Only one teacher per class…. regardless of how many children in that class
  5. No proper sports fields or other sports facilities
  6. No climbing structures for the younger children
  7. No computer rooms or IT equipment
  8. No benches or tables in the central quad
  9. No allowance for classroom assistants
  10. 1 200 children on the school feeding scheme
  11. Only 3 cleaners for the entire school
Click here to read more.

Can you help fund more cleaners or a classroom assistant? 
Your R100 will provide a day of work for an unemployed person to help at Gateway.
Please help us to help the children of Gateway.

          Click here to Link your Love

FLYING HIGH WITH DREAMWORKER ... LITERALLY!

Some of the people who walk through DreamWorker’s doors will be given practical help:- how to prepare a better CV, how to handle themselves in an interview, how to market themselves in a highly competitive world.

Others will be given some personal inspiration, renewed hope, an opportunity to be heard and seen by someone who cares. Others will be offered an opportunity to take up work somewhere or even an internship.

But very few will be given the chance to go on an all expenses paid Youth Exchange programme to Mannheim in Germany for 3 months.

That is exactly what happened to Adrian Madikisa and Ayanda Ngcozana, who are currently discovering the delights of Bratwurst and all good things German
 read about this magical journey!

NONE OF THE USUAL "DAILY GRIND" FOR SHAFIEK

 

For many, retrenchment feels like the end of the road.
 
But for Shafiek it was the beginning of a whole new journey. A journey that began with DreamWorker and ended with Oryx Desert Salt.

Read more about why Shafiek goes to work with such a broad smile every day!

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Every donation is fully tax deductible


Bank Details : 
DreamWorker Employment
Nedbank Hout Bay
Current Account 1676 038892
Branch code 167609

Thank you to all our regular donors and sponsors.

Thank you for helping us to help the unemployed.

With love from the DreamTeam.

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