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
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.

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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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Inga pictured with Administration Head, Sharon
Inga pictured with Administration Head, Sharon

In case you missed it on our social meda, our grade 7 learner, Inga, has been accepted to attend the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy in Johannesburg.  Inga competed against more than 6 000 girls from South Africa for one of the 120 places at the school for 2022.  After many tests, assessment camps and interviews, she was visited by a member of the Academy at her home last Thursday and offered a place at this prestigious high school.

Inga joins Linako, one of our previous learners, who was accepted into the Academy in 2019 and is now in grade ten.

We are grateful to your generosity, that enables us to offer such a high quality primary school education to girls like Inga and Linako, that sees them successfully compete for such incredible, life changing opportunities such as this one.

Thankyou for your ongoing support.

Have a wonderful weekend.

With gratitude,

Lou

Lou Billett
Chair, African Angels

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At the end of every month, we distribute our Newsletter, full of information about our activities, always with a personal message from Sharon our Principal, and a focus on a different Supporter each month.

If our September newsletter didn't end up in your inbox, click here to read all about it, featuring Okuhle who is the first Angel in high school to be made a Leader for his final school year.  We are very proud!

African Angels has also been the first school in the Eastern Cape to receive an iSchool Africa online library.  This donation was made possible by the following individuals and organisations: award winning mountaineer Saray Khumalo, author Cindy van Wyk, Momentum Multiply, Vumatel, and also Planet Fitness which broke the Guinness World Book of Records by raising the most money in an eight-hour static cycling event.6 The funds will be used to put an iSchool Digital Library into one school in each of the nine provinces.  We are very proud to be the first!

Thank you for your continued support of our Angels, and our school!

Lou Billett
Chair, African Angels
Chintsa East, South Africa

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A kaleidoscope of traditional wear
A kaleidoscope of traditional wear

Heritage Day in South Africa is my favourite African Angels dress up day.  I love the effort our kids go to, and how proud they are wearing their traditional dress to school.

Heritage Day on September 24 is a day that celebrates South Africa’s roots, our rich, vibrant, and diverse cultures. South Africa is called the ‘‘Rainbow Nation’’ due to its color and diversity, and this is why Heritage Day exists. Its goal is to nurture and embrace South African culture for what it truly is, accepting all races and genders. 

Living heritage plays a vital role in promoting cultural diversity, reconciliation, social cohesion, economic development, and peace. In every South African community, there are living human treasures who possess a high degree of knowledge, skills and history pertaining to different aspects of diverse living heritage.

September 24 was previously known in South Africa as Shaka Day, a day commemorating the Zulu King of Shaka. He was known for uniting the Zulu clan together and forming the Zulu nation. Every year, South Africans would gather at his grave to honor him. In 1995 a request for the day to be confirmed as an official holiday was rejected. After receiving some pushback from the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP), a majority Zulu party, it was decided that the day was needed and would be known as ‘‘Heritage Day.’’

Since then South Africans have celebrated Heritage Day by remembering the cultural heritage of the many different cultures that make up their nation. Events are held across the country with some people choosing to dress up in traditional attire.

In Chintsa today there will be alot of dancing, singing, braii-ing and celebrating.  

Thank you for supporting our work educating the children of Chintsa.  

Without your support our Angels' futures  would be very different.

With gratitude,

Lou

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Art at school
Art at school

Thank you for supporting African Angels.

In case it has not arrived in your Inbox, I wanted to let you know our latest monthly newsletter is out - we are excited to share our news with you.  

The link is here

You are able to subscribe to the newsletter here

We are so grateful for your support, helping us change the futures for the children of Chintsa East in South Africa.

We could not do it without you.

Thank you for being part of the team that makes amazing things happen for our Angels.

With gratitude,

Lou

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

PIzza treats at school
PIzza treats at school
New sports uniforms for our Angels
New sports uniforms for our Angels

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African Angels

Location: East London, Eastern Cape - South Africa
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Project Leader:
Lou Billett
East London, Eastern Cape South Africa
$158,866 raised of $250,000 goal
 
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