REPORT | August 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.

 

Latest Posts

10 hours ago

Love Howick

ADOPT-A-SPOT CAMPAIGN

Love Howick has a dream to make Howick the cleanest town in South Africa. Together, we as a community of businesses and individuals can achieve this goal by focusing on cleaning up parks, sidewalks, roads and other public areas around our places of work. As we all know clean cities have a direct impact on enhancing economic activity, reducing crime, boosting investment/tourism, improving property prices, and promoting civic pride in an area.

As Love Howick, we are committed to improve our town by utilizing our ‘Renoverge Team’ as an impact team to move into overgrown/neglected areas and clean up verges and roads, planting gardens, painting road curbs, removing rubbish and cutting over-grown grass. Unfortunately the area to be covered is just too big for one team to get to everything to be done. This is where the Adopt-A-Spot campaign comes in and where you are crucial in the SUSTAINABILITY of the project.

The 4 Key Zones that have been identified to be adopted, are:

- ZONE 1. Karkloof Rd. Intersection (Ambers [Karkloof rd] through to Karkloof Intersection [Karkloof and Main]/Corner KFC [Bell and Main] & Library/Build It to Post Office Intersection [Somme and Main])

- ZONE 2. Howick Falls Area (Dunlop [Main rd] through to Falls View Drive/ Falls Area through to lower Harvard Street)

- ZONE 3. Inner-City (Main Street/Bell Street/Harvard Street/Somme Street)[From Main to almost Park st]

- ZONE 4. Central Park and Morling Street (Morling Street/Parks in Upper Harvard & Bell Street/Central Park & Sports Field)

If this dream sounds like something you as a business or community member would like to partner with, please email info@lovehowick.com, or visit our website at www.lovehowick.com for more information.

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1 day ago

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Love Howick Presents our education campaign: LETS TALK RUBBISH

In conjunction with our 'Bin It' Campaign, we are running an Educational Campaign, called LETS TALK RUBBISH, on the streets of Howick CBD, exposing the harsh effects litter has on our community, on our environment and on the economy.

Take a drive by and spot our Renoverge Team in red around the Taxi Rank, Howick CBD, on Friday, 18 September from 8:00-10:00.

For more information on our projects or how to become a partner, please email info@lovehowick.com or visit our website at www.lovehowick.com.

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2 days ago

Love Howick

COMMUNITY SHOUT OUT!

A huge shout out to these members of the community who voluntarily took time out of their Saturday to clean up their local park (Fraser/Patterson).

We challenge the members of other neighbourhoods to go out and clean up their neighbourhood. Post a picture on Social Media with the tag '#myneighbourhoodcleanup' or email marketing@lovehowick.com to get a shout out!

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3 days ago

Love Howick

DREAM CENTRE COURSES AVAILABLE

Take a look at the new courses available at the Dream Centre.

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 are so grateful for all the local businesses that are partnering with us to give of their time, expertise and resources to help all our students get the best experience and set them up for success in all their future endeavors.

For more information on how to get involved or to become a financial partner, visit our website at www.lovhowick.com or email info@lovehowick.com.

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5 days ago

Love Howick

PORTRAITS OF COURAGE

Meet Wendy Gasa:

Wendy did the Job Readiness Course at the Dream Centre in 2019, and it motivated her to keep volunteering and putting her CV's everywhere.

Last month the Dream Centre helped her get a permanent job in one of our local businesses. Her excellent attitude and her character impressed everyone at interview - and all the training paid off! Her life was transformed during the Course. She learnt that sitting and doing nothing leads to poverty and so she decided that she will not fall into that cycle but rather pave a new and brighter future for herself.

Well Done Wendy!

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6 days ago

Love Howick

NGO SPOTLIGHT

We want to highlight the amazing work Sunfield Home is doing in our community. Their vision believes that people with intellectual impairments deserve to be provided for in a protected environment for life, where they are encouraged to extend their abilities and achieve a life of fulfillment. They are dedicated to creating a culture of commitment, care and community.

HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?
1. All able residents will be taking part either individually, in a group or with assistance.
2. They are going to walk 65 km in 65 days to celebrate the birthday and raise funds for their Home.
3. The residents will start their journey on Tuesday 1 September and you can follow their progress on social media .
4. Please support Sunfield by walking or running your own 65 km.
5. Registration costs R150 pp and you can also sponsor a resident at R150 to encourage them.
6. You can start walking or running as soon as you have registered. Choose your own pace – you can complete your 65km as fast or as slow as it suits you.
7. The Last day for Registrations is 31 December 2020 so you have until 6 March 2021 to finish the distance.

Lets support this fun initiative. Visit their website at sunfield.co.za/our-events/ to register!

#lovehowick #ngospotlight #sunfieldhomehowick #65kmfor65years #shareoursunshine
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1 week ago

Love Howick

WHY DO I LOVE HOWICK?

Reposting this awesome video we made last year to show our love and appreciation for our community in support of South African Tourism Month! Now, more than ever, the Howick and Midlands community needs our support! Lets do what we can to support our local tourist attractions.

Have a look at this video Love South Africa posted: www.facebook.com/SouthAfricanTourism/videos/3249271315095258

Comment down below or email us at marketing@lovehwoick.com to let us know why you #lovehowick!

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1 week ago

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LOVE HOWICK AND WOMEN IN BUSINESS SA MAKING HISTORY THROUGH OUR LIFT MENTORSHIP PROGRAMME

South Africa has seen a steady rise of unemployment, especially amongst youth over the last few years, with forecasted figures for December 2020 being 35.3 %. Add a global pandemic, wide-scale recession and deeply entrenched history of poverty to the mix and you could start to get overwhelmed by despair. But there is hope! Research suggests that the biggest inputs needed now to break the poverty cycle and start addressing the large scale economic imbalances that exist in our Nation, hinges on three things: education & skills development; access to a network of support, connections and mentors; and assistance with sustainable capital funding for small scale start-ups.

We are excited to be partnering the various entrepreneurship programmes offered at the Love Howick Dream Centre with the expertise & passion of the Women In Business organisation and its business leaders through a Mentorship Programme (called LIFT). We anticipate that this Mentorship Programme will not only deliver top quality knowledge to our young lady entrepreneurs, but provide a safe environment for encouragement, skills transfer and growth. During the 8 week programme, Business Leaders will be paired with one of our 8 lady entrepreneurs, who will guide them through some unique discussions aimed at building their confidence, identifying their unique strengths, honing their business vision, developing critical skills for success and BELIEVING in them.

A group of Business Leaders from all over South Africa met in person and online, on Tuesday, 8 September 2020, to meet their mentee's and kick-start this mentorship programme. The excitement in the room was tangible and we look forward to the impact this pilot programme will have on future women leaders!

To partner with this amazing and life-changing programme, please email info@lovehowick.com or visit our website at www.lovehowick.com.

Thank you Jen Miller for capturing this momentous occasion.

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