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!
Thanks to a generous donor, we were able to put in an organic food garden for the Fikelela Childrens Centre, a centre caring for orphans and abandoned children, many of whom are living with HIV.
This garden will give them fresh vegetables to improve their diet and keep them healthy. Many of them are on anti-retrovirals so a healthy diet is extremly important.
The fikelela Childrens Centre provides short time residential care for children in need, nurses them back to health and places them back into the community with either extended family members or foster carers.
Thank you so much for caring and for making a difference!
“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.
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.
St Anne's is a church in the Diocese of Pretoria (Anglican church of southern Africa) which had a large but vacant plot of land in front of the church. Following a drive by the Diocesan coordiantor, the grounds of the church were selected as a suitable place to plant a number of trees around.
A parish project was undertaken to increase the greenery around the area and to plant the trees in front of the church in order to reduce their carbon footprint and beautify the area.
It is now a month of two on since the trees were planted and they are looking robust and healthy. Even the Dais have been flowering.
A fence was put up to protect the trees from theft. Thank you for your continuous support through GlobalGiving. Pictures from the planting are attached.
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