Our organisation, BUILD A BETTER SOCIETY (BABS) is an NGO that was established in April 1973.
Our core business is people and the community we serve. We strive to enable members to become more independent.
We are situated in Kewtown, Athlone and our services includes an Early Childhood Development Centre (ECD), Seniors Service Centre, Chiropody clinic and when funding is available we also operate a soup kitchen from the centre. We are 12 staff members and most our staff are from the Kewtown area.
Our ECD caters for 89 children from the age of 1-5 years’ old
We provide breakfast and lunch as well as a structured programme as per the guidelines of the department.
Children are also taken on excursions like a visit to the dental clinic etc.
The seniors service centre has on average 20 members
The elderly is giving a sandwich with tea of coffee in the morning and a lunch in the afternoon.
We also organize awareness programs highlighting days that are important to the elderly like World Elder Abuse Day, International day of Older Persons etc.
Our seniors also participate in the Golden games, Age-in-action choir competition as well as the pretty things for little things competition.The soup kitchen is for all members of the community.
(This service is only operational when funds are available)