"our children are loving the programme! They are becoming more confident and feeling safe enough to speak. The programme also helps us to instil discipline which means that all the children have a place to share and are not dominated by the disruptive kids! We love the songs and games" A Sunday School teacher
Fikelela's Jerry Giraffe programme is really making a difference!! The children learn in a fun interactive way how to talk about their emotions " star feelings' (good feelings ) and "stone feelings" (bad feelings). They also learn to identify who are safe adults to talk to if they feel bad about something.
Training sessions were held with teachers from seven Sunday Schools and they are running the ten week programme with over 140 children.
Following a very succesful tree planting project - which raised funds for carbon emissions, we have been able to plant trees throughout southern Africa, in South Africa, lesotho, and Swaziland.
we have decided now to make the project independant, as it is easier for local Dioceses to source their own trees and plant them.
We are really grateful for your support . perhaps you would like to continue supporting the work of the Anglican Church in southern Africa through the work of Fikelela AIDS Project and their orphan support work at the Fikelela Childrens Centre.
Here are some last photos of our tree planting project...
On the 18th of July the people of South Africa celebrated Mandela day.
So did the little people at Fikelela! We had over 150 people who came to volunteer their 67 minutes in honour of this great man. The people of Cape town really came out in their numbers to show their support for our little centre. We were overwhlemed with the love that we expereinced!
While the children partied, the volunteers cleaned, scrubbed, gardened, painted and mended.!
The chldren also learned new songs, had fun dancing and had a wonderful day.
we were also grateful for the wonderful donations of food, toys and clothes to keep our kids warm through the winter!