Veronica Weier - Enrolled Nurse Assistant (ENA) / Community Healthcare Worker (CHW)
Veronica is an ordinary woman making an extraordinary impact in her corner of the world.
She lives in Westlake Village. As a pillar of society there, in addition to her work at WUCT, she is also a councillor for the trauma rooms at Kirstenhof Police Station.
But what really sets Veronica apart is her unconditional love and generosity toward the children in Westlake. As if fostering just 1 child is not hard work enough, her humble home has been designated a Safe House and an additional 6 children (aged 1 ½ to 13 years old) have been warmly welcomed in. With little or no funding from social welfare for these children, times are lean but hope abounds.
The eldest received a scholarship at the Norman Henshilwood High School. READ MORE
Thembisa Ngetu , PA to the General Manager
Thembisa started working for the Trust in 2021. Passionate about the community and the children of Westlake. She loves cooking and music. She would love to see herself doing more towards assisting the wellbeing of the community.
Thembisa attends the Methodist Church and has 2 children and 1 grandson.
Hazel - Principal of Emmanuel Educare
Hazel Introduction to follow
Patricia Jordaan Bosch - Receptionist
Patrica worked as cleaner and tea lady, and blessed us all with her happy, helpful spirit. In 2018 she stepped up to become the friendly face that welcomes all who visit us. She has 3 daughters and 6 grandchildren. The eldest grandchild will be 21 this year! She has attended the Westlake Worship Centre in Westlake for more than 20 years. “I am happy in my job, I love my job, work is important” says Patti.
Jenna Hill - Crafts Department Manager
Jenna is an exceptionally experienced seamstress, and alongside her team, they produce amazing items for sale and accept orders. Click Here to view some of their products.
Franklin Mert - Facilitator in the Child Care & Protection Department / Security
Franklin has a passion for working with children. His second passion and main hobby is music. He is married with 3 boys and attends the ACTS Mission church.
Gaby - Emmanuel Educare - Administrator
Gaby Introduction to follow
Brian January - Driver
Always smiling, Brian Jauary, joined our team in …. as our Driver, ensuring all transportation needs are met with enthusiasm and great kindess. Brian is resident of the village …
Maria Geduld - Head Cook
Our cheerful, hardworking cook Maria is also Head Cook at Emmanuel Educare, sharing this highly responsible position with Anna Francke. We are blessed to have Maria who manages stock take at the school and also serves the delicious pastas and aromatic food that the children enjoy daily. Her passions are baking, cooking and baking bread. The lovely smells from Maria’s cooking draws many people to the kitchen as all ask ‘What did Maria cook today?”. Maria has 9 children and 13 grandchildren. Life is not easy with this patient, smiling woman as she is sole breadwinner and has many dependants but ‘die Here sorg na haar” and she lovingly serves her large family. Recently Maria attended a cooking course and gave feedback to all the kitchen staff on the aspects of Food preparation, Food safety and hygiene, Nutritious Meals and Food etiquette. (Please refer to our website for more on this). What a joy it is to have Maria on board for the past 8 years and we so lucky to have this gentle soul!
Anna Francke - Cook
For the past 9 years, Anna Francke has cooked the amazing food at Emmanuel Educare Kitchen which feeds 180 school children, as well as the staff, daily with a nurtritious breakfast, lunch and 2 snacks. While she cooks with a loving smile, tastebuds water at the appetizing aroma wafting through the corridors. What lucky children to have this wonderful cook who is known at work and in the community for her tasty stew, her signature dish! Anna has 4 children and 7 grandchildren (en Anna lag en se “die kombuis is nou gesluit”, ). She is well known at the school for her wonderful flower arrangements taught to her by our ex-Headmistress Eleanor Lawrence. She has a passion for cooking and baking and enjoys her work and we enjoy the wonderful service of Anna who is the longest serving kitchen staff member.
Monday to Friday
08:00 to 16:00
Westlake Community Centre, Corner of Egret Street and Stibitz Street, Westlake, 7945
+27 21 702 1697