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 remarkable Days for Girls Team
Our remarkable Days for Girls Team

 

AFRICAN ANGELS NEWSLETTER 

June 2021

We are delighted to be able to keep you updated about our work, that wouldn't be possible without your support.

In this newsletter we throw the spotlight on our partner The Value Group who support our Grade 3's and their teacher.

We are ready to sell! Our African Angels Days for Girl Enterprise is up and running, certified and ready to supply products and menstrual health education. See how to order your washable pads for yourself, or for donation, below.

Thank you for your interest in and continued support of our African Angels. If you have any feedback or suggestions on how we could improve these monthly newsletters, please let me know.

Happy Reading!

Lou Billett and the team at African Angels

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Art at school
Art at school

You have chosen to support the children at the African Angels School in Chintsa East, South Africa, helping us change their futures, so they can be different to what they would have been without African Angels.

In case you missed it, our March newsletter is out.  The link is here

This month we were privileged to partner with iSchoolAfrica so our children can start using their onebillion numeracy software and access fantastic books on Snapplify.  There will be more about that in our April newsletter!

Your donation is incredibly important to our work.  We would also like to acknowledge our recurring monthly donors, who have fast become the lifeblood of our organisation.  Thank you!!

Thank you for your support.

With gratitude,

Lou

iSchoolAfrica at African Angels
iSchoolAfrica at African Angels

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Every month we send out our newsletter that helps you keep up with our work at African Angels.  The link to our February 2021 newsletter is below.

Our art programme has been supported by Julia and Isabella in the United States for some years now where they sell art from African Angels, to US supporters, and we buy more art materials with the funds raised.  Isabella has also just started an online tutoring platform called https://www.tutorcor.org and she has offered to connect some of our learners with their tutors, for extra one on one tuition - the wonders of the internet. 

We are very grateful for Julia and Isabella's sustained support of our visual arts programme.  This week we took delivery of our term 1 art supplies.  Look at the smiles on the kids' faces (masks removed for pictures only).

Thank you for being part of our global supporter community like Isabella and Julia.  We are privileged to do the work we do every day changing the futures of the children of Chintsa, and we couldn't do it without you.

With gratitude,

Lou

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Annika, an African Angels monthly donor
Annika, an African Angels monthly donor

We are on a mission to see 400 people across the world setup a recurring monthly donation to support the education of the children who attend African Angels. Recurring monthly donations, like yours, have become the lifeblood of our organisation, and we would like to take advantage of the upcoming GlobalGiving Little by Little Campaign to encourage others to setup their own recurring giving - no matter how small.


Can you help us?


We would love you to share, in one sentence, why you chose to support our work every month.


We would also like to be able to include a picture of you too.


Like Annika ...
"When I visited African Angels and experienced the encouraging and friendly learning environment, I immediately knew that this was a very special place. It is an absolute pleasure for me to contribute to their effort in promoting long-lasting social change in South Africa."


Your recurring donation to us is so important. Telling us why is just as important.


Thank you for taking time to help grow our monthly donor base, so we can help the children of Chintsa have very different futures. We hope to hear from you soon.

You can reply to this email, or email me directly loukbillett@gmail.com

 

With gratitude,
Lou

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Book Dash is an amazing organisation in South Africa who gathers South Africa authors to write and illustrate children's story books.  The books are designed to appeal to their readers, and so have wonderfully varied characters of all colours, reflecting our Rainbow Nation in South Africa.  Their vision is for each child in South Africa to own 100 books before they turn 5.  

African Angels has been so fortunate to receive many Book Dash books for our children and they have, in turn, been taken home, and widely shared with others.  Since they began, Book Dash has distributed over 1 million story books to children who come from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Sharon our Principal visited Ikhwezilomso Creche last Friday. Some of you might remember Lindiwe, our founding Grade R teacher's aide who worked at African Angels from the start of the school in 2012.  Lindiwe started her own creche in her home in 2016, as she saw the dire need for Early Childhood Development in her community.  In 2019, we 'transferred' Lindiwe to work as the lead teacher in her own creche, ensuring her oldest children (the 4-5 year group) were school ready.  Lindiwe comes to African Angels once a week to exchange resources, do photocopying and reconnect with the African Angels teaching team.  Once a term Sharon visits the creche, in a support and mentoring role.

In 2021 Lindiwe's salary has been supported by a German national who visited Ikhwezilomso Creche when he visited South Africa.  We are grateful for his support of Lindiwe, and her passion.

Book Dash sent a wonderful donation to African Angels for the start of 2021, and Sharon took a selection for the children at Ikhwezilomso to take home.  As you can see the children were delighted!

If you would like more information about Book Dash and their work, click on the link below.

(As a side note, face masks were only removed for the pictures.)

Thank you for supporting African Angels, and, in turn, Lindiwe and Ikhwezilomso Creche.

The playground at Ikhwezilomso
The playground at Ikhwezilomso

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African Angels

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