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...
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!
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.
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