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
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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Babusise with our donated books
Babusise with our donated books

Hello!

We are nearly at the end of a very successful 2021 and hope you have enjoyed our monthly newsletters.  

In November's newsletter we share news from one of our longest running supporters, Jumbo Clothing.  Sharon also talks to you from the Principal's desk about our iSchool Africa journey.  We also feature our beautiful new curtains in the boys' hostel, thanks to the ladies at Rotary Arcadia.

You can read the full newsletter here

Our last newsletter for 2021 will be in December.

We are excited to be starting our new Visible Learning project in 2022, and look forward to sharing the difference it makes to our Angels' achievement, and resilience.

Thank you for your ongoing, and substantial support.  We could not do what we do without you!

Hoping you are safe and well and looking forward to the Festive season, which is upon us!

With gratitude,

Lou

Lou Billett
African Angels Chair

+27 (0) 76 555 4711

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The Days for Girls POD
The Days for Girls POD

As a supporter of African Angels, we are so proud to share our latest news.  We have started a Social Enterprise, right in the heart of Chintsa East Village, where we are employing women to make washable sanitary pads.  We have been accepted as an Enterprise Partner by the international organisation, Days for Girls International, and we are producing these beautiful washable pads and Kits according to the Days for Girls US patented pattern, and standards.

There are only upsides to our Enterprise.

Creating employment for local women.

Advancing menstrual equity for girls and women who cannot afford sanitary pads.

Reducing plastic pollution with a sustainable (and beautiful) product.

Supporting education at the African Angels School, as a portion of every purchase is donated to the school.

Please watch our awesome video, and share on through your social media.

African Angels Days for Girls Promotional Video

We want to donate 10 000 kits to 10 000 girls in need in South Africa by the end of 2022.  Help us reach that target by sharing our latest fundraising project through GlobalGiving.

African Angels Days for Girls Enterprise on GlobalGiving

We never stand still, and hope you will support us in our newest venture, as you have in the past, and share our project!

Have a great week and thank you.

Lou
Chair, African Angels

Hlomla and her washable pads drying.
Hlomla and her washable pads drying.
Happy South African school girls get their Kits.
Happy South African school girls get their Kits.

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African Angels

Location: East London, Eastern Cape - South Africa
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Twitter: @angels_african
Project Leader:
Lou Billett
East London, Eastern Cape South Africa
$155,975 raised of $250,000 goal
 
1,298 donations
$94,025 to go
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