Help us educate 156 African Angels in South Africa

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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
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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The beautiful Chintsa beach, South Africa.
The beautiful Chintsa beach, South Africa.

Every year we hold an annual fundraiser - the 2020 African Angels Beach Walk. Mostly, it's a walk for our local community and our kids, and it's always a lovely, relaxed and fun morning, walking along our magnificent unspoilt beach +/- 5 kilometres. This year we decided to add a theme - and so we had the Proudly South African theme.

It's important to us that the kids are proud of themselves, their community, and of being South African. Building self and nation pride is one way to build a better future for us all. Building pride costs nothing, but gives children so much more when faced with so many hurdles in life, like ours are.


This year a number of our sponsors and supporters joined the walk, and our local equipment hire company Talisman Hire was the main sponsor, and the owners walked with their families. Whilst it's meant to be a walk, there is always fierce competition between the kids to make it a race (of course) and the first boy in this year was a fine example of persistence and resilience. Anahko has always been in the top five, but this year he was determined to be the first boy in - and he was. For the first time we had one of our dads, Likke, who has two girls at African Angels, come in first.

Best friends Dominique and Neve ran in as co-first girls and shared their first prize goody bag. Temie, a mom of Sandisile who is in grade 4, was the first woman home.


We are proud to be nation building through education in South Africa, and giving some of the most disadvantaged children in South Africa hope for a better future.

Thank you for being part of our global family and choosing to invest in African Angels.


With love from the Angels, all the way from South Africa.

First three boys home
First three boys home
Some of our moms who attended the walk in support.
Some of our moms who attended the walk in support.
Helping those who are smaller.
Helping those who are smaller.
First man and first boy home.
First man and first boy home.

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Since African Angels started the African Angels Independent School in 2012, we have had three classes leave primary school for high school.

In 2020 we will have 23 graduates attending 12 different high schools, including some incredible schools like the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy in Johannesburg.

In the December holidays we gathered our graduates together to discuss what legacy they were planning to leave their community, and what the collective group of graduates were going to be called. After much discussion and laughter, the group decided learners who graduate from African Angels were now Guardian Angels, and their slogan (in the local language Xhosa) would be iimbewu ezinekamva eliqaqambileyo, which, loosely translated, means 'seeds planted for the future.'

We believe at African Angels that by providing a quality primary school education at the African Angels Independent School, we are preparing learners to be successful in high school. For children who come from a background of poverty, there are many support structures missing, and it is even more important, as they navigate the world of high school, that they remain supported. In 2020 we have appointed a youth officer to support our learners in high school, and help them work their way through the upcoming challenges - big and small.

In South Africa today only 1 in 14 children who start high school graduate. Of the 14 children who do graduate to university, only 1 in 6 complete university.

Our aim is to see every African Angel finish high school, and as many as possible enter university or further education, and to successfully gain employment - first prize in South Africa.

Thank you for supporting our work. Please consider joining our Facebook fan page https://www.facebook.com/africanangelsfamily/

Please donate today through our GlobalGiving page to support our work.

We wish you a safe and happy 2020.

Thank you, Lou Chairperson, African Angels

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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
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