REPORT | July 2020

What we are about

Love Howick is a catalyst in bringing people together for transformation and aims to unite our community for positive change.

We believe that we are better together and we endeavour to establish partnerships between key sectors of our local community to see our vision of a prosperous city emerge.

Love Howick Projects

THE STREET

STORE

There are so many great efforts to clothe and feed the poor across our communities but the Street Store concept is a little different in that it aims to give our ‘shoppers’ the opportunity to feel what it is like to choose their own clothes.

RENOVERGE

Project

The Renoverge Project is a coordinated approach to restoring beauty to the CBD, exits/entrances to Howick and Main Road areas.

PROMOTION CLIP

For Howick

This clip will be used to inspire the resident of Howick to dream BIG dreams for this town and to motivate outside people to invest in Howick,.

OAKLEIGH

HOUSE

The Church became increasingly aware of a need among the elderly in Howick and that is why we consulted with similar projects in order to create a space unique to the needs of Howick.

GRIEFSHARE

Community members who have experienced the death of a family member or friend are invited to register for the GriefShare program to be hosted. This programme will help with the process of grieving.

HOWICK FALLS PRECINCT REJUVINATION

Creating a safe and beautiful Howick Falls area, having the wonderful potential to becoming a destination/ place of choice for tourists, visitors and local families, friends and individuals.

THE DREAM CENTRE

Faced with the extent of the poverty and unemployment in the greater Howick area, the NPO ‘Love Howick’ has added to its list of projects an innovative education and training centre to empower the unemployed in the greater KZN Midlands region.

CITY PARKS PROJECT

There is a growing body of research showing a connection between human health and wellbeing and the design and structure of towns, cities and regions. This research suggest that designated ‘green spaces’ within urban settings provide a number of benefits, namely: health benefits associated with access to public open space and parks.

THE STREET STORE

There are so many great efforts to clothe and feed the poor across our communities but the Street Store concept is a little different in that it aims to give our ‘shoppers’ the opportunity to feel what it is like to choose their own clothes.

RENOVERGE Project

The Renoverge Project is a coordinated approach to restoring beauty to the CBD, exits/entrances to Howick and Main Road areas.

PROMOTION CLIP For Howick

This clip will be used to inspire the resident of Howick to dream BIG dreams for this town and to motivate outside people to invest in Howick,.

OAKLEIGH HOUSE

The Church became increasingly aware of a need among the elderly in Howick and that is why we consulted with similar projects in order to create a space unique to the needs of Howick.

GRIEFSHARE

Community members who have experienced the death of a family member or friend are invited to register for the GriefShare program to be hosted. This programme will help with the process of grieving.

HOWICK FALLS PRECINCT REJUVINATION

Creating a safe and beautiful Howick Falls area, having the wonderful potential to becoming a destination/ place of choice for tourists, visitors and local families, friends and individuals.

THE DREAM CENTRE

Faced with the extent of the poverty and unemployment in the greater Howick area, the NPO ‘Love Howick’ has added to its list of projects an innovative education and training centre to empower the unemployed in the greater KZN Midlands region.

CITY PARKS PROJECT

There is a growing body of research showing a connection between human health and wellbeing and the design and structure of towns, cities and regions. This research suggest that designated ‘green spaces’ within urban settings provide a number of benefits, namely: health benefits associated with access to public open space and parks.

Our Mission & Vision

 

Restoring faith | Igniting hope | revealing Love

 

Our mission is to bring people TOGETHER FOR TRANSFORMATION in our city.

Our vision is to build a platform for partnerships between key sectors of our local community to see our vision of a prosperous city emerge. These partnerships will include church, family, government, education, business, media & the arts all working together to better our environment, improve the well-being of people and ensure that we create a positive future for our children’s children.

 

Our Mission & Vision

Restoring faith | Igniting hope | revealing Love

Our mission is to bring people TOGETHER FOR TRANSFORMATION in our city.
Our vision is to build a platform for partnerships between key sectors of our local community to see our vision of a prosperous city emerge. These partnerships will include church, family, government, education, business, media & the arts all working together to better our environment, improve the well-being of people and ensure that we create a positive future for our children’s children.

 

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AUGUST COURSES

With systemic poverty and unemployment on the rise in our community, the Love Howick Dream Centre was birthed to break the cycle of poverty, by equipping and empowering the unemployed with employability and entrepreneurial skills needed to support themselves and their families. We do this by offering practical courses to upskill and empower.

Courses available at the Dream Centre this month:
- Barista Course, 24 - 28 August*, R450,00
- Waitering Course, 7, 14, 21, 28 August, R450,00
- Job Readiness, 11 - 28 August, R100,00
- Office Administration, 13 - 20 August, R400,00
- Wired4Business, 12 - 27 August, R100,00

Please RSVP by Thursday, 6 August to book your spot!

You can phone/WhatsApp 061 857 0276 or email dreamcentre@lovehowick.com

*please note date change

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Khulekani Ndlovu started his Job Readiness course in July when he heard about what the Dream Centre does from a friend. “Before I went to the Dream Centre, I had no self-esteem and I did not believe that I could do anything.”

Over the month of July, over 50 students have completed our courses and 3 new businesses have been started, with 9 students being employed by local businesses.

“I now believe that I can do the things I have in my mind. The Dream Centre also helped me to get a job. I wouldn’t be employed if Dream Centre wasn’t there.”

We have an exciting August coming up, changing lives like Khulekani.

Courses available include:
Barista Course (R550.00)
Waitering Course (R350.00)
Wired4Business (R100.00)
Office Administration (R400.00)
Job Readiness (R100.00)

You can find us at 17 Bell Street, Howick. Visit ow.ly/qdQ050ANh6d for more information on how to partner with us financially or with your time.

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5 days ago

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NEW COURSES ALERT!

We have some very exciting courses launching this month!

Our Barista and Waitering courses are launching, as well as continuing our Wired4Business, Job Readiness and Office Administration courses. See individual images for more information.

Please visit our website at www.lovehowick.com or email dreamcentre@lovehowick.com to register and book your spot.

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Love Howick 'Monthly Step Counter' July 2020 Report is now available on our website! (Link in bio) ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

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Love Howick Street Stores exists to provide the vulnerable in our community with access to food and clothing. The Store works on a ‘swop shop’ concept, where customers are encouraged to clean up their neighborhoods and bring recycled goods to the Store in exchange for tokens that can be used to shop for food items and quality second hand clothing. We have also recently added vegetable seedlings to our store offering, to build our vision of ‘one home - one garden’ and encourage customers to grow their own nutritious food.

Please support this vision by donating funds to purchase food items, dropping off second hand clothing or vegetable seedlings at 17 Bell Street Howick. Together we can reduce the effects of poverty! #lovehowick #street store #community
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Another vote of support from a local business:
"We are so pleased with the initiative that Love Howick has taken to clean up the town. A big thumbs up for everyone involved and working on the street. We will continue our support for Love Howick. Well done and thank you for making Bell Str. a street to be proud of."
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See the BEFORE and AFTER pictures of Love Howick’s Bell Street Revamp.
We decided it was time to restore some of the beauty of the iconic Bell Street and so with the help of volunteers and local business sponsorship we have successfully removed all overgrown verges & rubbish and planted some trees along the sidewalk with stone covering the ground. Thank you to G&S Hardware for donating all the stone to cover this area and Finchley’s Nursery for donating the trees. Together we can make Howick the most beautiful town in SA! Join the movement...visit www.lovehowick.com
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2 weeks ago

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LOVE HOWICK GIVES BACK THIS MANDELA DAY!

Love Howick’s faithful team of volunteers took to the streets on Mandela Day, Saturday 18 July for 8 hours of ‘giving back’ to make our community a better place. Indigenous trees and shrubs were planted along Bell Street and Karkloof Intersection, curb stones painted, bug weed removed and a vacant plot cleared making way for our new ‘Urban Vegetable Garden’ at the corner of Bell & Somme Street. Parts of Merrivale and Morling Street were also cleared of rubbish and overgrown grass, making these areas more visually appealing and safer. Thank you to all those who contributed R67 to Love Howick’s various projects or dropped off 67 items of clothing at the Street Store (17 Bell Street) to better the lives of the vulnerable in our community. Lots more work is to be done throughout the town in the coming weeks and we encourage all citizens to get on board and show their support – donate, register as a volunteer or simply share the story far and wide! Visit www.lovehowick.com for more details.
Thank you to the following organisations & individuals for contributing to the success of this day: Fairfield Dairy, Finchley’s Nursery, SOS Contractors, Tip-A-Skip, ABC Skip Hire, Oasis Church, G&S Hardware, Midmar Hardware, Howick Meat Centre, Dargle Poles, Supa Slab Midlands, DA Umngeni, Hi-Q, Jill Mitchell, Michelle Upford, and general public who gave their time. #lovehowick #mandeladay #communitycleanup
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