We are very grateful for your support of the Tree planting project. This has been a very succesful cause and many organisations have benefited from trees being planted, at schools, churches , creches and orphanages.
Now we have passed on the reponsibility to the various Dioceses. For instance Bishop Taaso in Lesotho has asked each candidate for confirmation to plant a tree!! Over the year they would be planting some 5000 trees!
The Anglican students have also taken up the challenge and mobilised a large tree plant! they even got mentioned in the local paper!
As we will no longer be featuring this project on global giving, perhaps you would like to continue supporting the work of Fikelela with the orphan program at the Fikelela Childrens Centre or the Child abuse programme - Jerry Giraffe.
Many thanks for your support!
This year most of the churches" Sunday schools started the Jerry Giraffe programme after Easter.
After the first three weeks, the children are so excited to meet Jerry each week and to hear what he has to tell them about.
This programme is a wonderful way for children to learn how to protect themselves from abuse in a safe, fun way. The programme links very well with the Bible stories that teach the children that they are special....
They are all looking forward so much to the next seven weeks , to learn by having fun.
"thankyou Fikelela for introducing us to the programme!" Sunday School teacher
At Fikelela the last few months have been about restoration and improving the centre. From renovating our equipment, improving programs to ensuring we are energy efficient.
We participated in a energy audit with half the staff participating in the day. It included training on why energy and water saving is important and practical hands on activities where the staff got to measure our usage of electricity and water throughout the centre. Staff got their hands dirty as the measured buckets of water as they flushed the toilet and had fun learning about how much each appliance uses in electricity. Everyone learnt so much and the greatest outcome is that we not only are we now saving money, we are more energy and water efficient creating a healthier environment and future for our children.