FIKELELA AIDS PROJECT

To mobilize churches to make a sustained positive contribution to the reduction of the number of new HIV infections, to drive education and care, and to support orphans, in partnership with others.
May 28, 2013

Healthy Food for the Fikelela Children

 

SInce many of our children are HIV positive it is very important that we give them fresh organic vegetables. Thanks to Urban Harvest and Shell  we have been able to upgrade our Veggie Garden. From a feeding ground for weeds, the volunteers came and transformed our garden into a harvest wonderland. From vegetables and herbs that will provide our children with needed nutrients to grow strong and healthy and assisting with rehabilitation, to vegetables and fruits that will provide us with yummy harvest all year long. Cabbage, carrots, beans, grenadilla, herbs, spinach, pumpkin and more. They even provided the proper irrigation and a compost system ensuring the upkeep of the garden long after they have gone.

The vegetables are starting to bloom and we are ready to harvest and the garden has an abundance that the children will enjoy picking and eating free of harmful chemicals.

May 16, 2013

TREES FOR HOPE

planting a tree at st stephens
planting a tree at st stephens

EARTHKEEPERS CONFERENCE

“It is not about saving the planet – the planet will survive – it is about saving humanity"

The Earth-keepers conference, an ecumenical conference on Poverty and the Environment posed this question. Faced with the enormous challenges of climate change and environmental degradation, caused by a culture of consumerism and greed, is it time for us to re-examine our theology in order to understand what God is saying to us?

The conference was an initiative of the Dutch Reformed Church, Uniting Reformed Church  and the Anglican Church of Southern Africa. The first day was held at the Sanlam Head office and the second at the Square in Pinelands, being hosted by four churches- Methodist, Presybterian, Anglican and Dutch Reformed. The conference was made possible by generous sponsorship from Safcei and Sanlam.

A highlight of the conference was the partnership between churches. On the Sunday an Anglican bishop preached at the Dutch Reformed Church, a URC minister at the Anglican church, a Lutheran at the Presbyterian Church and a DRC minister at the Methodist Church.

100 Trees were distributed to all participants and a tree was planted at St Stephens Anglican Church in honour of the event.

Feb 28, 2013

The Archbishop of Cape Town replaces alien plants

The Archbishop of Capetown
The Archbishop of Capetown

Bishopscourt is the home of the Archbishop of Cape Town. He realised that the property was breeding alien vegetation which was beginning to spread to other properties. These aliens spread quickly and are often water-guzzlers!

So a meeting was called of the local community to explain to them what these aliens are the the problems that they cause. There was a lot of interest and many people came to the meeting and a lto of interaction took place.  This was followed by a session of getting your hands dirty as they were pulled up and replaced by indigenous plants and trees. 

 

Bishopscourt- information meeting
Bishopscourt- information meeting
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