CONECKT met mom and daughter powerhouse at the end of 2019. Debbie and Lorainne Cockrell head up this amazing orgnaizatio. The Slovo Centre of Excellence (SCE) is a grassroots non-profit organization established in 2005. It was birthed by the Founder, Lorraine Cockrell, in response to an appeal of the State of the Nation Address by ex President Thabo Mbeki in 2004. He appealed to citizens of South Africa to come alongside Government to help them in reaching out to the poorest of the poor citizens of the country, as it was a mammoth task that Government could not do on its own. This sector of people, were extremely needy, as the socio economic climate of the country was in a state that needed all citizens of the country who cared, to be part of making a difference in the lives of those needing interventions, no matter how small. CONECKT and Slovo have collaborated on a few initiatives, one of which is empowering the YES 4 YOUTH placed at CONECKT. Slovo has had skilled volunteers twice a week which assists them to prepare and facilitate their many learning through play dates. Slovo attended the Pick a Box function and has taken on one of our employees to sew book covers for them.