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Help us educate 156 African Angels in South Africa
Help us educate 156 African Angels in South Africa
Help us educate 156 African Angels in South Africa
Help us educate 156 African Angels in South Africa
Help us educate 156 African Angels in South Africa
Help us educate 156 African Angels in South Africa
Help us educate 156 African Angels in South Africa
Help us educate 156 African Angels in South Africa
Help us educate 156 African Angels in South Africa
Help us educate 156 African Angels in South Africa
Help us educate 156 African Angels in South Africa
Help us educate 156 African Angels in South Africa
Help us educate 156 African Angels in South Africa
Help us educate 156 African Angels in South Africa
Help us educate 156 African Angels in South Africa
Help us educate 156 African Angels in South Africa
Help us educate 156 African Angels in South Africa
Help us educate 156 African Angels in South Africa
Help us educate 156 African Angels in South Africa
Help us educate 156 African Angels in South Africa
Help us educate 156 African Angels in South Africa
Help us educate 156 African Angels in South Africa
Help us educate 156 African Angels in South Africa
Help us educate 156 African Angels in South Africa
Help us educate 156 African Angels in South Africa
Qhayiya: Making us Proud
Qhayiya: Making us Proud

Our August newsletter is out there. We report on our membership of the Green Light Movement and share our successes in cross-country and academics; share The Principal's outing which is one of the ways we reward children who get the most merits in each class, and launch our Little by Little campaign to upgrade our library.

We are very excited to be able to announce that another of our Grade 7 children has been accepted into the Allan Grey Orbis Foundation High School Scholarship scheme. 

We are so proud of Qhayiya, she has worked hard, and taken advantage of the excellent schooling offered during her time at African Angels. Qhayiya is one of only 41 candidates selected from over 5347 grade 7 learners who applied across South Africa.

Congratulations to Qhayiya, her sponsors and all the staff at African Angels for creating this opportunity for a better future

The next big news is our new GlobalGiving campaign.

81% of grade 4 learners in South Africa are incapable of reading for meaning in any language (Progress in International Reading Literacy Study 2021). Literacy is a key focus at African Angels and our aim is to get 100% of our Grade 4's reading for meaning by the end of Grade 4. We do have a library but it shares a space with our staff room which is not ideal.  

Our objective is to create a quiet space where our children can read in comfort, research for their projects or simply sit quietly to reflect. We aim to renovate an existing building into a dedicated library, but we need your help. Please help us encourage 65 people to each donate $20 during the GlobalGiving Little by Little campaign which will run from 18-22 September. If we achieve this, we will have raised enough money to complete the refurbishment of the library and media centre.

This fully stocked library, with a quiet, comfortable reading corner and two connected computers will provide the environment for children to escape into a word of fantasy, or to research for school projects. More time spent with books and the outside world will translate into a broader knowledge of the world and the opportunities available for those who work hard and exhibit determination and tenacity.

Please share this link to our GlobalGiving campaign with friends, family and colleagues between the 18-22 September and let them know that their little acts of kindness can combine to make a big impact in the lives of the African Angels School children, their family and their community!

For more news - read our full  newsletter here

100% of grade 4's capable of reading for meaning
100% of grade 4's capable of reading for meaning
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African Angels at the MBSA Careers Day
African Angels at the MBSA Careers Day

July has flown away.

On top of the new term starting:

  • We hosted Mercedes Benz's Head of Production Compact and Large Cars; Michael Bauer
  • Our Grade 7’s attended the Mercedes Benz Careers Expo on Mandela Day.
  • Our beautiful new solar system donated by Yanfeng and Solar Africa was commissioned and finally the protective fence was finished.
  • We welcomed our new grade 5 teacher - Jenny MacKinnon
  • Express Employment Professionals SA spent the day with our Grade R's bringing educational toys, hot dogs and juice. 
  • We held our annual African Angels Ale Trail fundraiser
  • Our Grade 6’s are busy applying for the 2024 Allan Gray Scholarship, and our eligible Grade 7’s are busy applying for the Sanral High School Scholarships.
  • Our Guardian African Angels gathered in the holidays and it was wonderful to see them all growing up all too fast, into really nice young people.
African Angels Charity Ale Trail
African Angels Charity Ale Trail
Thank you Yanfeng & Solar Africa
Thank you Yanfeng & Solar Africa
Thank you Express Employment Professionals
Thank you Express Employment Professionals
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African Angels Sports Day 2023
African Angels Sports Day 2023

Welcome to our latest update.

Term 2 ended with our sports day on Thursday 22 June. Again, it's been a busy term, with exams taking place in the last few weeks. It was fantastic to be able to finish off the term with some healthy,outdoor fun for the whole school. Take a look at the pictures in our facebook album.

I have been busy this month making the most of the networking opportunities offered by visitors to the school and the Value Logistics Worldwide Expo in Gauteng. 

Value Logistics invited me to their first Worldwide Expo. It was amazing to meet the team who are now in their third year of supporting African Angels and the work we do.  It is not often we are able to attend worthwhile networking opportunities in bigger cities... and have our work endorsed by a quality company like Value.  Thank you Value Logitics. If you are able to promote our cause in your neghbourhood, let us know and we can send you artwork for posters and flyers to help you get our message out.

What better way to celebrate the end of the exam period, than having a Games Day! The Grade 7’s went all out offering a variety of games to play, with some really good prizes to be won. Some had to deal with the disappointment of their game not being very popular and others realised the importance of location. There was a huge effort made, by some, to attract prospective customers to their stalls. They have also learned that offering a service is often more profitable than making and selling a product.

It really was a day filled with an enormous amount of fun….and sugar! Overall, they have made a profit of R5 000 which will be added to the kitty for their Hobbiton Camp in September. Well done, Grade 7’s!

We love to hear from you! If you have comments or suggestions, or would like to visit, please do not hesitate to contact me loukbillett@gmail.com.

Kind regards,

Lou and the African Angels Team

African Angels at Value Logistics Expo
African Angels at Value Logistics Expo
African Angels Grade 7 Games Day
African Angels Grade 7 Games Day
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African Angels Global Giving Montage May 2023
African Angels Global Giving Montage May 2023

Welcome to our latest update.

We have so much to be grateful for this month:

Great support from our corporate sponsors:

  • Mercedes-Benz South Africa donated a Vito vehicle so our children can be transported to extra-curricular activities to broaden their view of the world.
  • Value Logistics donated towards the salary of our Academic Head.

Support from our individual sponsors:

  • In addition to sponsoring school fees for two of our African Angels, Kristie donated a Jungle Gym, specifically designed to improve the upper body strength of our children, in memory of her late father.

Support from our Board:

  • We introduce Gerna Jordan, who, since 2018, has been sharing her School Governing Body expertise to improve the management of our school.

Together we are providing a quality education! And to prove it, you'll meet the latest African Angel graduate to be accepted into university.

We hope you enjoy the read!

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Individual child sponsor, Flica with Linathi
Individual child sponsor, Flica with Linathi

African Angels Independent School is as busy as ever.  If you are ever in our neighbourhood, pop in and have a look around. Those who do, leave with our children in their hearts and return as often as possible to catch up.

If you are not able to visit, read the latest African Angels newsletter here We’ve included an article about a couple of volunteers who became regular sponsors and another from one of our African Angels Trust Board members, Caroline Naude, about why she joined African Angels and why she is proud to be part of our team. As an experienced operator in the non-profit sector it is high praise indeed!

If you would like to receive our monthly news directly in your inbox please sign up here

We are so grateful for your support, and please know we are working hard to ensure our African Angels will have the best chance for a better future.

Caroline Naude African Angels Trust Board Member
Caroline Naude African Angels Trust Board Member
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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
$219,352 raised of $250,000 goal
 
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