Help us educate 142 African Angels in South Africa

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Help us educate 142 African Angels in South Africa
Help us educate 142 African Angels in South Africa
Help us educate 142 African Angels in South Africa
Help us educate 142 African Angels in South Africa
Help us educate 142 African Angels in South Africa
Help us educate 142 African Angels in South Africa
Help us educate 142 African Angels in South Africa
Help us educate 142 African Angels in South Africa
Help us educate 142 African Angels in South Africa
Help us educate 142 African Angels in South Africa
Help us educate 142 African Angels in South Africa
Help us educate 142 African Angels in South Africa
Help us educate 142 African Angels in South Africa
Help us educate 142 African Angels in South Africa
Help us educate 142 African Angels in South Africa
Help us educate 142 African Angels in South Africa
Help us educate 142 African Angels in South Africa
Help us educate 142 African Angels in South Africa
Help us educate 142 African Angels in South Africa
Help us educate 142 African Angels in South Africa
Help us educate 142 African Angels in South Africa
We don't know what their secret was!
We don't know what their secret was!

And suddenly it is the end of July 2022, and we are heading into August! The rate this year has flown past is quite unbelievable! We feel busier than ever and am sure you do too!

Thank you for being part of our Global Angels Family. Without your support we would never be able to provide the children of Chintsa East with a life changing education at the African Angels Independent School; employment at our African Angels Days for Girls Enterprise; free uncapped wifi at the Chintsa East Community Learning Centre, thanks to Herotel; and fantastic Early Childhood Education at Ikhwezilomso Educare.

African Angels employees 30 local residents on a full time and permanent basis, and around 5 more local residents on a casual (part time) basis. We educate 156 kids at the African Angels Independent School, and 49 of our graduates are in high school with the oldest heading for university/further education next year

2022 is our 10th anniversary of opening our school. Ten years of remarkable education changing the futures for our children.

We are so grateful for your ongoing support, advocacy and being part of our community.

The link to our July newsletter is here

With gratitude,

Lou Billett
+27 76 555 4711
African Angels Chairperson

Our brightly painted (and repainted) classrooms
Our brightly painted (and repainted) classrooms
Our Mercedes Benz South Africa partners
Our Mercedes Benz South Africa partners
Friends at school
Friends at school

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Olungaka and Administration Head Sharon
Olungaka and Administration Head Sharon
A huge congratulations to Olungaka - our newest Allan Gray Scholar. Olungaka will attend Hudson Park High School from 2023, as part of the Allan Gray Scholarship Programme, and was selected in a highly competitive selection process held across South Africa.

Olungaka will join our three other African Angel graduates attending Hudson Park on Allan Gray Scholarships, Lizalise, Ayola and Milisani. We are thrilled for Olungaka, and her mom. A huge congratulations to our staff past and present at African Angels for your input into Nelly's success.

None of these successes would be possible without our incredible donors and especially supporters like you!  We are in our tenth birthday year since establishing the school and we are so privileged to do the work we do.

Thank you to Allan Gray Orbis Foundation and our principal donor, Mercedes-Benz South Africa for another life changing opportunity.
Lou Billett
Chair, African Angels Trust
Nelly and our school dog, Simba
Nelly and our school dog, Simba

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Our first graduates at their final matric dance
Our first graduates at their final matric dance

"No one is going to give you the education you need to overthrow them.  Nobody is going to teach you your true history, teach you your true heroes, if they know that knowledge will help set you free."  Assata Shakur

As we move through our second term of school this year, we remain focused on why we started African Angels - to give each and every child the best possible opportunity to be educated, informed, critical thinking South African citizens.  Your continued generosity ensures just and equal access to quality education for our parents and their children.  Thank you.

Three of our first graduates from our school in 2017 are now in their final year of high school, and we are grateful they were able to attend their matriculant dance looking stunning!  Some of our current learners attend a school cross country meet, and Babusise placed 1st in her first ever competition.  Our youngest learners received a hand knitted jersey as part of the Jersey Week initiative - just in time to keep them warm for winter!

Our April Newsletter has been published and emailed to your inbox, and the link is here

I will be in touch next month to outline our new Visible Learning approach at African Angels and to update you on our most recent activities and achievements.

With gratitude for your support.

Lou

Lou Billett
Chair, African Angels
+27 (0) 76 555 4711

Babusise in 1st place at her first cross-country
Babusise in 1st place at her first cross-country
Our learners receive hand knitted jerseys
Our learners receive hand knitted jerseys
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Sandwich faces
Sandwich faces

2022 is flying by and we have just finished our first school term for the year.  South Africa's State of Emergency will finish by the end of April 2022, after more than 790 days of some form of restrictions, so things appear to be moving in the right direction.

In the face of growing global instability we hope our activities in Chintsa East, a tiny corner of South Africa, gives you a glimmer of hope for the future.  We are so grateful for your continued support, and interest, in our work, to educate the children of Chintsa East, so their futures will be brighter.

The link to our March 2022 newsy newsletter is below.  Please take time to read and catch up on our news.

Thank you for being part of our Global Family.

Our new iPads thanks to Gately Rotary
Our new iPads thanks to Gately Rotary
One of our graduates at their high school dance
One of our graduates at their high school dance

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"Our" girls off to the Oprah School for 2022.
"Our" girls off to the Oprah School for 2022.

Unbelievably, it is now 2022!  I am still in awe of how that happened so quickly and 2021 disappeared in what feels like the blink of an eye.  

African Angels School reopens next week on Wednesday 19 January 2022 and we will be welcoming more than 150 children this year.  We have already seen our three girls head to Johannesburg to continue (Linako, grade 11) or start (Lisa, grade 10, Inga Grade 8) their education at the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy.  Our first graduating grade 7 class enters their final year of high school this year, and our school turns ten years old.

2022 is going to be busy.

Our December newsletter was distributed at the end of the year, and in case you missed it the link is here

We are on a mission to see all of our new Grade R children sponsored this year, so if you have friends or family who might like to change the futures of a child in Chintsa East, South Africa, please get in touch.

Wishing you and your family a happy, healthy and safe start to 2022.

We are so grateful for your continued sponsorship and support.

Kind regards,

Lou

Lou Billett,
Chairperson, African Angels
loukbillett@gmail.com
+27 (0) 76 555 4711

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African Angels

Location: East London, Eastern Cape - South Africa
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Lou Billett
East London, Eastern Cape South Africa
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