As almost everywhere in the world no public services are allowed to take place here because of the Corona crisis.
In order to keep in touch with our members, supporters and friends especially during this time, we stream the Holy Mass from Blessed Gérard's Church in Mandeni every weekday at 7:30 am and every Sunday at 9:30 am (GMT +2).
Visit https://www.facebook.com/BGCC.NGO and celebrate with us!
17 years ago, on 1 April 2004, was the official commencement of our AIDS Treatment Programme.
22 years ago, on 30 March 1999, our first aid and emergency service made its first deployment.
28 years ago, on 15 March 1993, we opened our Malnutrition Clinic.
Our bursary committee met on 11 February 2021 and granted 360 bursaries for 2021:
The number of bursaries approved are as follows:
School Reapplicants = 154
School New applicants = 194
Tertiary Reapplicants = 2
Tertiary New applicants = 10
Please note that these are the number (360) of bursaries APPROVED.
We will only know at a later date how many bursaries are actually PAID because some children may not have passed the year or been accepted at universities etc since the bursaries have been approved.
25 years ago, on 26 January 1996, Blessed Gérard's Disaster Relief Project was initiated, when the Department of Water Affairs issued a flood warning for all people living along the Tugela River.
28 years ago, on 4 January 1993, Blessed Gérard's Relief Fund started tto operate. We help people in our area in genuine cases of immediate need,
- to give food to starving families,
- to give clothing to the poor
- to give building material to needy people whose huts have burned down or just
- to counsel and give advice to those who have no solution to so many different problems.
28 years ago, on 18 December 1992, the activities of our Poor-Sick-Fund commenced.
It was 28 years ago, on 28 October 1992, that the -Brotherhood of Blessed Gérard was founded by Father Gérard Lagleder O.S.B., Dr. Paul Thabethe, Sr. Thuli Thabethe, Geoff Kalkwarf and Clare Kalkwarf.
More about this in our chronicle.
Our Pre-Primary School & Crèche was opened on 1 September 1994.
Our children's home was started 20 years ago, on 9 July 2000.
26 years ago, on 24 May 1994, we started our AIDS Education and Counselling Programme.