Feb 19, 2019

Volunteer visit

Nada in front of the land for our new school
Nada in front of the land for our new school

We have many wonderful volunteers visit our programs throughout the year but from time to time, there are extra-special ones. Nada from Canada was one of those visitors. She brought a suitcase-full of brand-new toys and lots of energy to share. 

Nada visited the schools where we sponsor scholarships, our swimming academy and the site for our Montessori School in Langa Township. The below Youtube link is a short video of Nada talking about her experience.

We are so grateful for her participation and desire to stay involved with Love to Langa going forward.

We are very busy making a campaign video and preparing materials for the Montessori School and are excited to share them soon!

Nada, Principal Sandra and her generous donation
Nada, Principal Sandra and her generous donation


Dec 17, 2018

Benefit Swim Meet = 350 Lessons!

Many thanks to The Baldwin School in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania for hosting a benefit swim meet for us! Thanks to their efforts, we are able to offer scholarships for 350 additional lessons to the children at our Love to Langa Swimming Academy at Philippi Children's Center in Cape Town, South Africa!

The event, held on Thursday, December 6, featured 42 different races and a super fun rubber ducky toss, where participants attempted to throw a rubber ducky from a balcony into a small bin in the center of the pool.

We are so grateful for the support this meet is providing, especially since far too few children at the school are able to afford the lessons. Please view the attached short link for a personal thank you from Coach Craig at the Love to Langa Swimming Academy.

With our best wishes for the holidays and a happy and healthy 2019,

The Love to Langa Board of Directors


Nov 26, 2018

Sneak peek of our new Montessori school!

Montessori School Initial Concept
Montessori School Initial Concept

We are thrilled to share that we are finalizing the Memorandum of Understand with a Langa Township land donor. The Love to Langa dream is coming full circle. We, as a board, have come a long way from supporting children with scholarships, providing food and clothing, training teachers, art workshops, outings for previously disadvantaged children and adults, building a classroom, library, a bathroom and bedroom at an orphanage to a learn to swim indoor heated pool. 

With our dedicated donors, we are now embarking on building the very first Montessori school in Langa Township, Cape Town, South Africa. 

The school will educate 200 children, from three to six years of age, provide extra-mural activities, and follow the Montessori philosophy. Montessori training will be offered to women in Langa and parent workshops will be available. 

Here is the key for the concept drawing:

1. Community Hall

2. Covered sand play area

3. Store room and infirmary

4. Office

5. Foyer

6. Classroom 1

7. Classroom 2

8. Classroom 3 - flat roof for vegetable and fruit garden

9. Classroom 4/Training Room with upstairs Caretaker's Flat

10. Playground

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