Our Trees for Africa project comes to an end with a bang! the Anglican students planted trees during arbor week and have committed to doing so every year.
We have decided to terminate this project as many people prefer to buy trees themselves to offset their travel so that they can see them and water them. Therefore any remaining donations will be going to the Fikelela Childrens Centre of the anglican church for their greening/food garden project.
This is aproject which supports orphans and vulnerable children, many of whom are living with HIV.
We would like to thank all our donors for your wonderful support!
Fikelela have trained forty three Sunday School teachers to help protect children from abuse at three different workshops. They are trained to run a ten week course, with fun activities, based on Biblical stories.
Fikelela have developed a 10 week child protection course, aimed at helping to prevent child abuse amongst Sunday school children.
The programme is supported by four “Child abuse champions” who are there to assist with referrals if teachers are worried that a child in their class may have been abused or is at risk. They are trained social workers and counsellors.
Teachers were excited to see how well the ten life skills lessons are linked with a Bible story.
Each parish receives a resource pack that consists of a variety of visuals that will help the children to enjoy the lesson and teach them valuable lessons in life. There are other useful tools such as the “talking flower “ which helps to create discipline and respect inside and outside of the Sunday school class.
The teachers are trained at two training sessions split over two Saturdays from nine to two.
The most incredible act of generosity we saw was on Mandela Day!
The centre was a hive of activity when we saw 15 groups of up to 30 people come through the home. Some volunteered their 67 minutes in giving the buildings a fresh coat of paint on the outside and inside. Others used their time to organize a party for the kids and shoeboxes and lunch was given to every child.
We were blessed with party packs, cakes, toys, clothes, mobiles above cots, food donations and monetary donations as well.
A whole lot of love and joy was brought to the children as CEOs, Managers and Staff of businesses sung, danced and played with the children. Those 67 minutes really made a difference to our centre!