Charity organisation gives kids free hair cuts on first day of school

Founders of an NPO Guardians of the National Treasure, Ralph Bouwers and Lloyd Miles, offered children from Lavender Hill free hair-cuts ahead of schools opening yesterday. More than 50 boys got shortly-cropped “brush cuts” – as per schools regulations.

CapeTalk Kieno Kammies spoke to Ralph Bouwer to find out what prompted the decision to give kids free hair cuts.

Bouwer says every year the organisation goes into Lavender Hill to help parents with stationery and uniform and this year they decided to add a hair cut.

I approached two barbers I said I want you to make sure that when children go to school, they feel confident, look good and feel good.

Ralph Bouwer, Founder of Guardians of the National Treasure

The kids were smiling, well groomed and I took them to school the next morning

Ralph Bouwer, Founder of Guardians of the National Treasure

To hear more on the work that Guardians of the National Treasure is doing, listen below:

Read More
 Ryk Neethling and Princess Charlene vow to reduce drowning in SA

Ryk Neethling and Princess Charlene vow to reduce drowning in SA

Olympic gold medalist Ryk Neethling has been appointed the new CEO of Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation South Africa.

Labour Minister to probe dog attack on domestic worker

Labour Minister to probe dog attack on domestic worker

57-year-old domestic worker, Lilian Mkosi, was attacked by her employer's pit bulls while on duty.

Advanced communication system for Cape's neighbourhood watches

Advanced communication system for Cape's neighbourhood watches

The system allows neighbourhood watches to relay incidents, post warnings or request emergency assistance.

How to support your kids as they head back to school

How to support your kids as they head back to school

It's back to school and parents are advised to create a positive experience for their children and help empower them at this time.

Tips on how to cope with back to school anxieties for both parents and children

Tips on how to cope with back to school anxieties for both parents and children

Parenting Expert Nikki Bush looks at managing first term anxieties and children going to school/ high school for the first time.

It's not the end of the road... Top tips to improve your matric

It's not the end of the road... Top tips to improve your matric

"Recognise that it’s not the end, it’s the beginning." Expert advise for school-leavers who want to improve their results.

Popular articles
Best bank ad ever? Andy Rice reviews Investec’s “you’re more than data”

Best bank ad ever? Andy Rice reviews Investec’s “you’re more than data”

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews the advertising expert about the best and worst new advertisements.

Police apparently mulling over warrant of arrest after Grace Mugabe a no-show

Police apparently mulling over warrant of arrest after Grace Mugabe a no-show

EWN understands that lawyers representing the Zimbabwean first lady are negotiating with officers at the Sandton police station.

[LISTEN] 20-year-old SA woman traumatised by Grace Mugabe's assault

[LISTEN] 20-year-old SA woman traumatised by Grace Mugabe's assault

Gabriella Engels says she is saddened by people who are calling her names on Twitter before they understand the full story.

Traffic gridlocked as Imizamo yethu residents make their way to Cape Town

Traffic gridlocked as Imizamo yethu residents make their way to Cape Town

About 40 minibus taxis, in a convoy at a very low speed, are transporting Imizamo Yethu residents into CT for a planned protest.

Words you’ll hear: Grace Mugabe's latest nickname

Words you’ll hear: Grace Mugabe's latest nickname

Find out why Zimbabwe's First Lady should be dubbed with the moniker 'extension cord'.

Discovery CEO (and founder) Adrian Gore bares his soul about money

Discovery CEO (and founder) Adrian Gore bares his soul about money

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Gore about his attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.).

Ocean Basket gives franchise owner the chop after assault video

Ocean Basket gives franchise owner the chop after assault video

The man was immediately divested of his shares and is no longer part of the group, explains Ocean Basket CEO Grace Harding.

WATCH: Cape schoolkids 'starstruck' after Trevor Noah,  Charlize Theron drop by

WATCH: Cape schoolkids 'starstruck' after Trevor Noah, Charlize Theron drop by

Oaklands High principal Reza Patel says it was an extremely exciting experience for both the learners and staff. We can imagine!

CoCT explains new electricity tariffs

CoCT explains new electricity tariffs

Following residents concerns over new electricity tariffs and properties being re-evaluated, Johan van der Merwe provides clarity.