Feb 28, 2020

Moving Out ........

Unathi - Then and Now
Unathi - Then and Now

As much as it often distresses any parent when one of their children decides to move out and establish themselves on their own, it is no different when one of our "children" at Thandanani decides it's time to move on, as was the case at the beginning of this year.

Unathi was one of the first children that Thandanani took in back in 2003 when she was presented to us by the police as an 18-month old baby who had been found abandoned on the street, and in December 2019 she graduated from high school! 

As much as there is anxiousness at her moving out, there is also a real sense of pride in her achievement, and at the end of the day this is the way it's supposed to be, and this is ultimately our purpose to empower abandoned and abused children to become responsible members of society who can stand on their own 2 feet.

Unathi plans to study further, and she was also fortunate that we were able to find an uncle with whom she could re-unite and has now moved in with him as she embarks on the next phase of her life.

But not all of our children are so fortunate, and when they finish school at the age of 18 we often have to make plans to assist them and care for them until they can find their feet, and be in a position to sustain themselves.

And that is the reason that we are so thankful for everyone of you who have been so generous with your giving, which has allowed us to care for these children who would have otherwise been lost to society.

Best Wishes

Paul

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Dec 6, 2019

Thankyou for 2019

We look back on 2019 and acknowledge each of you who have walked a road with us, and give thanks for your contribution that has allowed our family at Thandanani to not only survive, but to thrive.

To mention but a few examples:
1 Nthabaleng is putting her ECD (Early Childhood Development) training to good effect at one of Johannesburg's big hospitals and has moved out of Thandanani as she's now able to stand on her own feet.
2 Sam has completed another year of his trade in welding, and will hopefully be able to step out on his own in the not too distant future.
3 Mina has earned herself a bursary for 2020 to attend a prestigious private school.
4 Esther and Manana received certificates at their respective schools for achievement.
5 Palesa won a spellathon

And so we look forward to 2020 with anticipation of what we might be able to achieve with these children who would otherwise not have had a future, but for your support.

Let me also take this opportunity to wish you well over the festive season, and everything of the best for 2020.

Best Regards
Paul

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Dec 3, 2019

Thank You for 2019

We look back on 2019 and acknowledge each of you who have walked a road with us, and give thanks for your contribution that has allowed our family at Thandanani to not only survive, but to thrive.

To mention but a few examples:
1 Nthabaleng is putting her ECD (Early Childhood Development) training to good effect at one of Johannesburg's big hospitals and has moved out of Thandanani as she's now able to stand on her own feet.
2 Sam has completed another year of his trade in welding, and will hopefully be able to step out on his own in the not too distant future.
3 Mina has earned herself a bursary for 2020 to attend a prestigious private school.
4 Esther and Manana received certificates at their respective schools for achievement.
5 Palesa won a spellathon

And so we look forward to 2020 with anticipation of what we might be able to achieve with these children who would otherwise not have had a future, but for your support.

Let me also take this opportunity to wish you well over the festive season, and everything of the best for 2020.

Best Regards
Paul

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