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

Sunday 19 August 2018:  African Angels held a Sand Castle Building Competition on the beautiful Chintsa Beach as part of the local Jikeleza Festival.  Learners and their families from African Angels, their teachers and local community members joined in to spend two hours creating their sandcastle masterpiece.  Great fun was had by all the children and R1200 was raised for the school.  Learners worked in teams to make their creation!  Local business donated wonderful prizes and UK based Debbie Burnett had the hard task of judging the sculputres.  Fortunately everyone managed to win a prize on the day.

A wonderful community event!

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Ahlumile and Buck
Ahlumile and Buck

Welcome to the June 2018 report from the children at the African Angels Independent School in South Africa. Learner competition- African Angels and their pets As part of our work to reinforce our school rule “be kind to animals”, we ran a competition for parents to send in pictures of their children with their pets. The response was fantastic and these are a few of our children with their obviously loved pets.


African Angels Art continues to be exhibited across the world.  These works were purchased in the US as part of the Art for African Angels exhibition.  We are grateful to Julia S for driving this initiative in the US.

Shanti M (pictured) has been appointed as one of our Sponsor Communication Officers.  Shanti is  a parent at the school – her daugher Aminathi is in Grade R, and Shanti lives close by to the school on a neighbouring farm.  Shanti is reponsible to update sponsors on the progress of their sponsored Angel. We are hoping to improve our rentention of sponsors and attract new sponsors by better communication.

Siyafunda After School reading has continued in Term 1 and 2 with our reading mentors, supported by some volunteers like Barbara. After school reading has been well attended by the children of Chintsa East Public School. Picture: Barbara M volunteer at Siyafunda, with a Chintsa East learner.

Stichting Werelgwijs, long term supporters of African Angels, having previously funded science equipment, IXL subscription and Google Chromebooks, have decided to sponsor three Angels for the next 12 months.  We are delighted they have decided to continue their support of African Angels for the third consecutive year. (Pictured are Esona, Iminathi and Salizwa).

The 2018 Wild Women on the Run raised R102 200 for African Angels this year.  This will allow another young girl to be the recipient of a full primary school bursary. Aminathi (Pictured) is the 2018 holder of the Wild Women on the Run Bursary.  (Pictured Left to right, Lou African Angels Chair, Kim Wild Women on the Run organiser, Shanti , mother of bursary older Aminathi, Aminathi 2018 bursary holder, Jan Wild Womeon on the Run).

Mandela Day falls on Wednesday 18 July 2018 and we will be hosting a number of activities at African Angels that employees are invited to attend and get involved. Similar to the picture below we will be making a large South African Flag from hand prints at the school. School is open for the first time in three years and we are excited that the children will be participating in activities with Mandela Day volunteers.

African Angels Trust is 10 years old this year.  We would like to thank you for contributing to nation building in South Africa through education!   We have a long way to go, but with our global village behind us we will get there!

Stay tuned for our next newsletter where we outline our plans for African Angels High School.

Onikwa and her puppy
Onikwa and her puppy
African Angels art purchased in the US
African Angels art purchased in the US
Mikhulu and Pappa
Mikhulu and Pappa
Barbara M and her young learner at Siyafunda
Barbara M and her young learner at Siyafunda
Angels sponsored by Stichting Werelgwijs
Angels sponsored by Stichting Werelgwijs
Wild Women On the Run hand over their 2018 cheque
Wild Women On the Run hand over their 2018 cheque
Celebrate Madiba's 100th birthday with us.
Celebrate Madiba's 100th birthday with us.

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Shanti SCO 2018
Shanti SCO 2018

“Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.” Kahlil Gibran

African Angels has over 40 generous sponsors of children at the African Angels Independent School.  These generous individuals partner with parents to reduce the financial burden of paying school fees. With the average salary of parents at the school being less than USD$220 per month, financial support is sorely needed.  

To make sure that sponsors are kept updated, we have employed two young women and one young man from Chintsa to update our sponsors.  In addition to gaining writing and computer skills, these fantastic folk will also earn a small daily wage.  For two of them, this is the only income they earn.

 

"My name is Shanti the biological mother of Aminathi who is in grade R at African Angels.  I am a single mother who is very keen and interested in education as it empowers people to be the absolute best in their personal and professional level.  I conceived Aminathi at my teenage stage but that did not hinder me from finishing my matric and I passed, now I am looking at finishing my studies... I am a very energetic person, I have good communication and listening skills, I am a hard worker who aspires to be the Best and excel in all that I do. I am greatful that my daughter will be getting  a good a education as that will open a lot of opportunities for her in the future.  I want to also grow and learn more, and maybe one day open up a foundation that is going to help young girls to to boost their confidence, get the right contacts to get into universities. I love helping people it is in my nature, I am also a blunt person who loves to explore new things, I am also an adventurous person." 
"My name name is Tina ,I was born in 1994 May 12.  I am a very energetic and sporty person and I like music alot,most of all I enjoy being with kids they give me joy.  I studied at Chintsa East Public School for my primary and went to Byletts High School studied from grade 8 until grade 12. Unfortunately I was not bleach to carry on to varsity level due to financial difficulties. I am now working at Crawfords Beach Lodge as a receptionist and I am enjoying every minute of it, I am learning new things every day, however I do wish to be a flight attendant one day."
"My name is Masibulele , i am a 19 year old guy who has dreams my first ever dream was to become an actor, but growing up on an underprivillaged home i was forced to have realistic dreams like being a police,doctor,nurse or a teacher. I am now currently studying at ICollege doing IT support my short term goal is to have a paying job my long term goal is to be an editor of a magazine in New york. "
We welcome Shanti, Tina and Masi.
It costs just USD$610 to cover school fees and transport for a year for one child at African Angels.  Help a child break the cycle of poverty through education.  
Thank you for being part of the African Angels Family.
Tina
Tina
Masi SCO 2018
Masi SCO 2018

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Grade 1 Heritage Day 2017
Grade 1 Heritage Day 2017

Why does African Angels matter?

Poverty touches every aspect of a child’s life.  In South Africa the educational system, with low-quality education for poor children as a legacy of apartheid, is one of the key mechanisms through which an unequal society replicates itself.

The low quality of education for poorer learners helps drive a cycle of poverty where children inherit their parents‘ social standing, irrespective of the own abilities or effort. 

Low-quality education eventually becomes a poverty trap for  poor children in South Africa, which make up 75 to 80 percent of learners.  

The 2016 PIRLS results were released finding that 8 out of every 10 South African Grade 4 children cannot read for meaning.  Yes.  You read correctly.  8 out of 10 children cannot read for meaning. This is not a typographical error.

Where 75% - 80% of learners in the country are relegated to low quality education, because they cannot afford quality, the cycle of poverty continues.

Children who cannot read, cannot grow into adults who participate in a democracy.

African Angels is a dynamic non-profit organisation who run a school - the African Angels Independent School. We believe that providing quality education to financially disadvantaged children is the most effective way to drive social and economic change in South Africa.

African Angels  steps in as the only chance for socioeconomically disadvantaged children in the rural Chintsa region in the Eastern Cape, to access  quality primary school education.

For themselves. For their families.  For South Africa.

Your support of African Angels gives our children a future.  Thank you.

School founder Lou  with Grade 6 students
School founder Lou with Grade 6 students
Learners practicing reading to other learners.
Learners practicing reading to other learners.
Children are loved and adored at school.
Children are loved and adored at school.
Past Angels can win bursaries to fine high schools
Past Angels can win bursaries to fine high schools

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Our Favourite Night of the Year.

African Angels Independent School - Prize Giving Concert Monday 4 December 2017

The African Angels Independent School annual prizegiving and concert is one of our favourite nights of the year. It is a happy event, where over 200 parents, relatives, supporters and guests come to share in the achievements of the children who attend the school.

The children are all excited to receive their awards (academic, sport and behaviour) and there is always much excitement when the Angel of the Year is announced.

This year sees our first Grade 7 class leave us for high school and so it is bound to be a very emotional night.

If you'd like to find out more about this special event click on the link below.

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