The Inner Wheel Club of Durbanville donated a box of baby essentials to Magdalenahuis in Boston last Friday.
huis’s First 1 000 Days of Life project provides a safe and loving environment for pregnant girls and women in need. The project aims to improve maternal health, reduce child mortality, and prevent teenage and unplanned pregnancies, while promoting an overall healthy lifestyle and early childhood development (“A safe space for vulnerable moms, Northern News, Thursday May 12”).
Programme manager Stephny du Plessis sat down with members of the Inner Wheel Club sharing stories of the girls and women they have helped and the various programmes they run.
Inner Wheel Club presidentLouise Zambon said they were glad they could help the centre, even in a small way and hoped that the girls and their babies would enjoy their gifts.
Thedonation coincided with International Inner Wheel Day, which is celebrated each year in January.
The club is an international organisation closely linked to Rotary International which was founded in the UK in 1924 to unite the wives and daughters of Rotarians.
The club works closely with the Rotary Club of Durbanville and focuses on the needs of women and children. Ms Zambon said club members regularly put together comfort packs for the abused children at Karl Bremer Hospital’s Rape Crisis Clinic.