December 2013 – Clouds Update

Posted on Dec 13, 2013 in Blog, Clouds, Partner Updates

As you know, I am a local town councillor, and this time of the year calls for lots of final/ urgent decisions. Also the sad passing of our beloved Nelson Mandela has meant having to attend memorial services held in the district. I just hope and pray that the leaders of our wonderful country take his lessons seriously – the struggle is certainly not over and the long walk to freedom for all not there yet. The children, he so dearly loved, are really not getting the life they deserve. My work in the townships with the poorest of the poor continues endlessly. We relied pretty heavily on the...

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January 2013 – Clouds Update

Posted on Jan 2, 2013 in Blog, Clouds, Partner Updates

We have managed to secure a bursary for Thato Jama- to study to be a Human Rights Lawyer. Tsepo Jama to be a Teacher- awaiting confirmation from Premiers office for his bursary, and Pumla who as I said in previous mail has funding. However the budget for feeder bursary is a contingency budget and to cover stationery, books and education equipment needed. At the moment the parents are only paid R3000 per month as house parents . Sisizwe is house mother and the Social development officer for the children’s home and because funding has not been secured for her position through lottery the HWH,...

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December 2012 – Clouds Update

Posted on Dec 20, 2012 in Blog, Clouds, Partner Updates

THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTION On behalf of the Board of Directors, Management and Staff, and all the children of Clouds of Hope, we would like to thank you very much for your generosity to us over this past year. We have had a good year of achievement at Clouds.  We have always believed that a sound education is our very best gift to our children.  They are generally doing well, and wonderful opportunities have been offered to some of the older ones for bursaries for tertiary study, and scholarships to complete their schooling.  Programs for those who are not so academically-inclined are...

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October 2012 – Clouds Update

Posted on Nov 5, 2012 in Blog, Clouds, Partner Updates

Thanks so much for your continued support- it has now been over 10 years since we first Sat at the Polo restaurant and went through my stratplan for the children’s home. So much has been achieved- it is really a blessing and dream realised in particular now that the next stage- the Halfway House/SAARHOME has been developed and is up and running. The young adults who have moved in are so excited about their future. We await in anticipation the matric results of Tsepo and Thato Jama. Pumla has passed her 2nd year at Rhodes where she is studying journalism. She has grown into a lovely,...

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