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
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.
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.
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!!
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