We are so pleased to show off our new vehicle. It has been such a blessing for Chadd to have a reliable vehicle to access our most remote villages.To our sponsors i.e. Hospital Farm trust, United Internet for UNICEF and Safari Centre, we would like to say a huge "THANK YOU" You have helped us make a difference in so many desperate lives. We are truly grateful for your support.
Our vehicle is really put to the test daily as we travel out to the villages. Most of these villages are across the Umhlatuze river and there are no roads to access our orphan's homes, this leaves Chadd with the task of having to create his own roads on terrain where no vehicle has ever been before.
We would like to thank the Spar Group for their monthly donation of R10 000 worth of food hampers. These donations have come at a crucial time when there is an immense need. Thanks to Spar, we are now able to feed 46 families on a monthly and bimonthly basis.
The staff at Power Spar Empangeni are always so helpful and such a pleasure to work with. This monthly food hamper has made all the difference to our most desperate orphaned families. Having a consistant supply of food has made such an improvement to their health and school work, and also their overall wellbeing and behaviour. We are so grateful to be able to support these children and they are so thankful.No images found.
At last we are very excited to say that we have started our Izulu Orphan Projects Support Centre. We have been waiting patiently for half the year for this project to get started and at last, it's on its way.
The main reason why it has taken long to start then expected, is because we have changed the design a few times. We have tried to come up with the best structure that will be able to hold the most amount of people also considering factors such as the heat of Zululand, and sunlight when showing educational videos to hundreds of people at a time. We have consulted many specialist and have decided on cost effective and beneficial building.
On Saturday, 30 June 2007, we started digging the holes. After 2 weeks, we have just finished and it was a difficult task. Our staff and volunteers from Round Table, had to dig through 1 and half metres of rock and shale for the main poles. There have been many blisters to tell the tale.
Round Table Empangeni, have been a real blessing. They came out to help for the morning bringing with them 207 blankets to hand out to some of our orphans. It was a very festive morning with our orphaned families leaving very excited and grateful. They also gave us a cheque for Metro Cash and Carry where we were able to put together 10 food hampers for some of most desperate homesteads. This was such a great way for us to celebrate the beginning of our support centre.