They look out for each other in Johannesberg
Yes, the old KCV buildings and property where these young people grew up was heavily damaged by a flood in Feb 2021. Yes, we adults were plunged into disheartened dismay over the challenge to build back. Hope's resilience kicked in and we determined to build back , build better, build stronger. But how? What would affimr our hope and hoist us all up and away?
The opportunity came out of the blue. After being sidelined by COVID lockdown, with loss of entry level jobs, during and early 2021, 6 of our young adults at 2020Teen Independent Living, TIL, were invited to Johannesberg to interview for internships in Electrical Technician training.A monthly living stipend and on the job training that includes the coveted Electrical Trade Test at the completion of the course seemed too good to be true!
What did they all have in common? Post matric N3 FET qualification in Electrical Systems, thanks to Ubuntu Education Fund, a linked charity.
Its an exciting milestone for these orphan young adults, with stars in their eyes, and will be a test of their perseverance, deep confidence and spiritual stability that we have poured into their lives for the last 12 years.
Our fabulous group of donors,your deep hears and kindness in looking out for less preivileged children, have been the crucial ingrediant in this marvelous success. We thank you deeply, even as words actually fail to express gratitude.
A Leaving Home party is planned this week. Volleyball, dancing, good food, a chocolate cake will accompany the last words of us adults letting the 'birds fly'. Roots have been given, wings grew, now fly.
Building on the success of these lives, we buckle our work belts on to renovate, build walls, paint, put on new roof after the flood, and work hard to be able to welcome NEW vulnerable and orphan children into Kwethu Childrne's Village. These high flyers will always be home for more encouragement. And we LOVE THAT.
Sharp eye aim for his goal, in this case a cup
She's talent and high achieving, our girl!