Our grade 7 class have been lucky enough to have superb art classes this year with Lynne Farrenkothen, a local graphic designer, who volunteers once a week at African Angels. The kids have learnt and experienced a wide range of art techniques, including batik, self portraits and sculpting. Lynne mounted and hung some of the Grade 7 works at the recent Belgravia Art Centre in East London. The learners visited the exhibition this August and were delighted to see some of their works hung. Indiphile Velebay's self portrait was awarded a gold.
Our visual arts studio is now refurbished and is being used by the learners for their art lessons. Thank you for your incredible donation to support art for the African Angels. We were lucky enough to have a member of the Global Giving team visit the school and the studio in July, to verify the work that we are doing.
African Angels has just launched their 200 Club that we hope will see 200 supporters making monthly recurring donations to support the work of the African Angels Independent School. Please spread the word about this campaign and recurring donations can be made through the Global Giving African Angels Independent School project page.
To become more self funded, African Angels has launched the African Angels Budget Accommodation where the hostel facilities at the school can be hired for school and church camps. Early interest in the accommodation has been encouraging and we hope this will make the school more self sustaining.
Thank you again for supporting African Angels. We will keep you updated on our progress and latest initiatives.
Lou, the team at African Angels, and the Angels themselves.
Join African Angels for Mandela Day 2017 in South Africa!
Come and give your 67 minutes this Mandela Day (18 July) with African Angels as they undertake their most ambitious Mandela Day ever! Two different Chintsa East locations with varying volunteering tasks, and a colouring in compo!
We are inviting individuals, companies and business, schools and families to pay it forward with the Angels on the 2017 Mandela Day.
African Angels, a local non profit organisation, works in the East Coast Resorts area, just outside East London, and is committed to providing quality primary school education via the African Angels Independent School. New to 2017, the Angels, and their partners are installing a community located, container based, computer hub and book exchange smack bang in middle of the Chintsa East village dubbed the Chintsa East Community Learning Centre.
For schools we are also running our popular Mandela Day Colouring in competition again.
African Angels Independent School 9am - 2pm
Bring your friends and family to the African Angels Independent School and help with the following indoor activities. Hostel painting (indoor / max 10 ppl). Sorting donations and books(indoor / max 6ppl). Computer maintenance (indoor / max 2 ppl). Tiling 3 shower floors, erecting shower curtain rails (indoor / max 6 ppl).
Chintsa East Community Learning Centre 7am - 2pm
Flip the switch at the HUB in Chintsa East Township. Join community members to ... Sort and shelve over 2000 reading books (indoor / max 10 ppl). Dig and plantthe succulent garden (outdoor / max 20 ppl). Paint the containers(outdoor / max 10 ppl). Roof construction and building a bottle brick wall can be done prior to Mandela Day.
Colouring In Comp. Entries close Mon 15 August.
Have your class colour in for Mandela Day! Download our Mandela Day colouring in compo, decide on the entry fee and go wild.The Angels love RED twisties and crayons. Please ask for a red twistie or crayon with the colouring entry fee.
Are you interested?
Please contact us to participate, or make a donation through the Global Giving site for materials that can be used on the day.
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Thanks to your donations, we are forging ahead delivering visual arts lessons to the children at African Angels.
Our Grade 7 class has been fortunate to have weekly lessons from Lynne Farrenkothen, a talented graphic designed with a love for children. Having our visual arts space dedicated to art has been amazing. Although we are still renovating, it is wonderful to have the art resources that let the children create.
One of our learners in Grade 7 who struggles with academics is shining in the visual arts classes, and last term received top marks. What a confidence builder for him.
Wherever possible we enter the childrens' work in local South African and international art competitions so that the children might gain more recognition for doing something they clearly love.
Thank you for donating to our visual arts project. We have not yet hit our target for this project, but we are close and have received two new donations in the last 48 hours!
Lou and the Angels x