Arebaokeng Hospice receives gifts

BEKA Schréder Puts Smiles on Children’s Faces

“Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas.” – Peg Bracken

In this spirit, BEKA Schréder visited the children at Arebaokeng Hospice in Tembisa on Thursday, 10 December 2015, to celebrate Christmas with them.

Arebaokeng Hospice was founded by Mrs Flora Modiba, a former professional nurse, and is a non-governmental organization focused on offering palliative care related services to the needy within the Tembisa Community and surrounding area in Johannesburg. It also provides care for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC’s).

It is for these children that BEKA Schréder wanted to make a difference and try to put a smile on their faces.

Arebaokeng Hospice provides an afterschool service for 120 children, assisting them with their homework and providing a nutritious meal before they go home.

BEKA Schréder donated much-needed school stationery for the children. Employees of BEKA Schréder also contributed and donated toys and toiletries to the kids.

Buckets filled with sweets were handed out before each child received a gift from Father Christmas. Each child got the chance to sit on Father Christmas’ lap, followed by a lunch with their group of friends.

“Mama Flora” is a true inspiration and has helped many in need in the Tembisa Community.

For more information about the Arebaokeng Hospice, contact 011 942 1548 or