BULAWAYO, Wednesday, July 27, 1966 — The need to supply food to African children in many tribal areas is still acute, said the president of the Bulawayo branch of the National Council of Women, Miss Estelle Weatherhogg, in her annual report yesterday.
NCW’s part in the Children of the Drought campaign was the year’s major project, she said.
At the start the branch raised £200 in cash and more than £350 worth of goods.
They followed up by opening a depot for contributions, which they distributed to missions in the hunger areas.
‘’The position in these areas is still acute, and I do hope we shall be able to continue helping them for as long as they need it,’’ she said.
She thanked the public, especially schoolchildren, for generous help, and thanked an industrialist, Mr J Paite, for rent-free premises for their depot.
Sub-councils of the branch (the non-European women’s councils) continued to flourish in spite of difficulties.
“We are proud of the way in which they uphold the ideals of the NCW,’’ Miss Weatherhogg said.
“I am delighted they are now recognised in their own right. At the beginning of this year the town manager of Luveve sought the advice of our Luveve sub-council on improvements to the facilities of Luveve.
“The suggestions put forward by the ladies were most constructive. I congratulate them on the status they have obtained in their community.’’