News from Christianenberg


Petronella Manzi, the child activity coordinator for our Christianenberg community tragically succumbed to complications from TB on Dec. 7, 2017. She was a much loved and inspiring member of our community and will be sorely missed. She has left a gap that will be impossible to fill. Petronella’s funeral was on Dec. 16th and was attended by many members of our community, who went into mourning over the Christmas holidays, as per tradition. Our Christianenberg child and youth centre manager, Thabiso made sure to arrange a donation from us to Petronella’s family and also ensured the postponement of the Christmas party and staff appreciation day.

The party was subsequently held on Jan 13th, to great success and joy. A hearty meal and gift exchange was enjoyed by the 100 children in attendance. The kids were also given a food parcel including a chicken to take home for their caregivers at home to cook for a special meal.

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