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

AFRICAN ANGELS NEWSLETTER
September 2020

When School broke up for the end of term holidays on 18 March 2020 we had no idea that a week later President Ramaphosa would declare a State of Disaster due to the COVID-19 pandemic and lock the country down. The last few months have seen a complete change in the education of our African Angels.

In this newsletter we will share our Principal’s perspective on education under these circumstances and demonstrate our focus on the welfare of not only our learners and their families but also the wider Chintsa community.

Click here to read the full newsletter from our Principal, Sharon.

Thank you for being an African Angels supporter.

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Lizalise and Ayola
Lizalise and Ayola

African Angels is delighted to let you know that two (yes two!) of our Grade seven boys have been accepted into the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Scholarship Programme from 2021 for high school at Hudson Park High in East London, South Africa.

Ayola and Lizalise are the first of our learners to be awarded this prestigious scholarship In the midst of such disarray with the covid19 pandemic, we are so pleased that two of our graduating 2020 class have secured such a fine opportunity. The scholarship programme includes school and boarding fees, uniform, mentoring support and holiday camps, to develop the boys' entrepreneurial talents. Both Lizalise and Ayola have been part of our boys mentoring group over the past eighteen months, and have benefitted from regular, weekly mentoring.

#returningtoschool

We are delighted that the Minister of Education has announced 1 June for schools to restart. Our teaching and support team are preparing the school classrooms and property for a phased return of our learners next week.

#globalsupportersraise $1045USD

We are so grateful to one of our past volunteer families who sought donations from their friends and family, in a personally worded email and Facebook appeal, which saw $1045 raised for African Angels. With our exchange rate favoring hard currency, the amount raised will provide nutritious meals for our thirty two hostel girls for four months this year. Our fantastic US fundraisers also setup a recurring monthly donation via GlobalGiving (links below) which will be matched by GlobalGiving. It certainly does take a village to educate our Angels.

#regularmonthlydonors

Thank you to those individuals and families who support us via a small monthly donation. With the covid19 pandemic we are acutely aware of the financial stress people are experiencing. We have worked out that if four hundred people across the globe setup a recurring monthly donation of around $40 (or any amount actually) this will cover our monthly salaries. Salaries are our biggest expense, and the most important, as we strive to provide the best education for our Angels. To date we are 18% to our target of 400 monthly donors. Please consider helping us in any way you can, every month.

Please click on the links below to set up a small monthly recurring donation.

Thank you for being part of our Angels family and joining us in celebrating yet another African Angels success story. #strongertogether #chintsapride #notjustanothercharity @ Cintsa, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Ayola and his mother Prench
Ayola and his mother Prench
Lizalise, his other Nomsamo and sister Minentle
Lizalise, his other Nomsamo and sister Minentle

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Working together to lay out food items.
Working together to lay out food items.

African Angels is part of our local Covid-19 Community Supply Program (CSP), helping source donations for food parcels for our community in Chintsa South Africa.  Many of the families in our area, like many across the world, worked in tourism, and have lost their jobs.

African Angels received a generous donation from an individual who sponsors an Angel, that meant we could purchase one hundred food parcels for one hundred households.  We added this to donations received by the CSP and a total of one hundred and eighty three parcels were distributed yesterday, Saturday 25 April to needy and vulnerable families in our area.

Chintsa folk are an inspiration. The incredible Health Helper team came together to list household details, load, unload, lay out and distribute the huge number of food parcels, displaying such kindness and respect to every person who came to collect food parcel, helping folk with their goods.

In the midst of uncertainty in their own lives, they chose to serve their community.  Our President, Cyril Ramaphosa, who is also leading us with integrity, kindness and empathy, would be proud of them.

I am proud African Angels can assist in food security, giving some comfort to many who are unsure what the future holds.  

Thank you for supporting our work, and our community.

Approximately $17USD will purchase one food parcel for a family of four, that will contain enough staples and veg for two weeks.  To contribute to food security in Chintsa, please use the links below and leave a note 'Food for Chintsa.'

 #strongertogether #chintsapride #notjustanothercharity @ Cintsa, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Loading the food to transport to Chintsa.
Loading the food to transport to Chintsa.
All parcels ready to be collected.
All parcels ready to be collected.
A happy community member collecting her parcel.
A happy community member collecting her parcel.
A happy mom and her son with their food parcel.
A happy mom and her son with their food parcel.
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How we are helping our community
How we are helping our community

#lockdown2020How we are supporting our African Angels' Family.

The President of South Africa announced a twenty one day country wide lock down from Friday 28 March to midnight on Thursday 16 April. Non essential businesses have been closed, including schools, and non-essential travel is banned.

Most of our learners do not have their own phones, tablets or computers. In the township wifi access is restricted, and data is expensive to buy. Our parents' ability to 'home school' is limited and parents have limited materials to help their children study with.

In these challenging times, we have been busy supporting our African Angels Community. The infographic attached shows how we are helping.

We'll keep you updated.
As South Africa takes measures to flatten the COVID-19 curve, we'll keep you up to date about our activities to continue our work, from a distance, for now.

We are hopeful that post 16 April schools will resume and we will, carefully, and diligently, return to a routine for the children. However, there is one thing the COVID-19 pandemic has shown us, is that the future is not predictable.

For now we hope you, as part of our African Angels Family, remains safe, wherever you may be.

With gratitude,
Lou Billett, African Angels Chair and co-Founder

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Little by Little Campaign summary
Little by Little Campaign summary

Our most recent Little by Little Campaign was a success!  Click on the link below to see the campaign summary.


African Angels Little By Little Campaign Summary


In these uncertain and challenging times we would like to say thank you for your support. Whilst we did not hit our (ambitious) target of four hundred recurring monthly donors, we did very well, and we are determined to continue encouraging more people to give a little every month.


With the world turned upside down, if you missed our campaign, it is still not too late to setup a small monthly recurring donation that will see African Angels through the COVID-19 disaster,


The links are at the bottom of this mail.


Wishing you, your family and friends, safety, during these difficult times.


With thanks and gratitude,
Lou

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