Partner Updates

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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November Update – Family Literacy Project

Posted on Nov 30, 2013 in Blog, Family Literacy Project, Partner Updates

This is my first report as director of the “new look” Family Literacy Project.  It has been a very busy time of year for FLP as well as Vukuzakhe.  That being said, I relish the challenge and do believe that with the Board’s guidance and support, I will be adequately equipped to take FLP ahead with vigour.  Lynn, in her capacity on the Advisory Committee of the Family Literacy Project Board, has been an invaluable source of support and inspiration since I joined FLP and I look forward to working with her from her new home in Cape Town. The staff complement at FLP has grown somewhat since my...

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February 2013 – Vukuzakhe Update

Posted on Feb 28, 2013 in Blog, Partner Updates, Vukuzakhe

Vukuzakhe sponsors promising young people to complete a tertiary education. Past recipients of this assistance are: Thokozani (Christina) Mhlongo is currently teaching Mathematics at a township school (she started her teaching career at one of Durban’s well-known Girl’s Colleges but wanted to serve people less fortunate) while studying for her Masters degree in Education.  In 2013 Thokozani will be tying the knot in marriage but intends to carry on teaching. Motlatsi Molefe is one of our great success stories. Firstly, he obtained an Electrical Engineering degree in Cape Town, worked for a...

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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 – Vukuzakhe Update

Posted on Dec 30, 2012 in Blog, Partner Updates, Vukuzakhe

To our funders, well-wishers and friends, This will be our last Newsletter for 2012. We at Vukuzakhe Projects wish you all a blessed and joyful Christmas and a New Year in which a measure of prosperity will return. The tiny girl sitting in the bright red igloo is Xolisiwe Mbedlana and she is seven years old. She was born very prematurely and her mother, a teenager, abandoned her. Sister Abigail Nhleko took her under her wing. At the time, doctors said that Xolisiwe would never talk and would be little more than a burden all her life. Next year Xolisiwe will be in Grade ‘R’ at Noah’s Ark  and...

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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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