SIZWE APHANE (Thembi's son) GOING TO CUBA......

SIZWE APHANE (Thembi’s son) GOING TO CUBA……

We had a lot of good news stories last months, and one of them was the news that Thembi’s son Sizwe will leave South Africa to go to Cuba. He wrote a letter and asked if we could publish the letter on our Website. Because we are so proud of...
THANDEKA NKABINDE Graduated

THANDEKA NKABINDE Graduated

One of our beneficiaries Thandeka Nkabinde graduated earlier this year after her 4 years study at the University of Johannesburg. Thandeka studied Communication and Marketing and she is the first one to graduate in her family. Thandeka’s study at the University was sponsored by one of our partners: The Dutch...
Sithand'Izingane win AWARD

Sithand’Izingane win AWARD

Last month the project and our project manager won the Tsakane Mall Award for best community development project. Sr. Mary Tuck and Thembi Aphane went to the award ceremony and this is the story they want to share. ..The Tsakane Mall has offices and they also have a community outreach...
Sithand'Izingane on YouTube

Sithand’Izingane on YouTube

In June – July 2014, 2 volunteers from the Netherlands joined our project for 4 weeks. Sjors & Sam Ruijters worked at the project, joined our Sithand’Izingane family and had their once in a lifetime experience. Sjors & Sam worked together with the local people, and joined the after care...
HEALTH & HYGIENE WORKSHOPS - follow up - April 2014

HEALTH & HYGIENE WORKSHOPS – follow up – April 2014

Millicent Sebola and Kathrin Ullmann did another workshop during the School Holidays from 1 until 3 April 2014. It was the extended version of our Health and Hygiene workshop with the Girls in the age of 11- 19 that we did earlier this year. The Topic this time was Sexuality...

PRESENTATION Annual Report 2013

Dear Funders and Friends, March 2014   The life of Nelson Mandela was remembered with gratitude and celebrated with joy as we came to the end of our working year. Our staff and children sang and prayed for him at many of the celebrations held at the Project. May his beautiful spirit continue to inspire us for many years to come! The project continues to grow and develop very fast and this demands that we stop and take a look at where we have come from, where we are going and how we are getting there. Some staff members seem to take on more and more work while others manage to keep their heads down and stick with a basic minimum. We invited Dr. Terry Sacco, a highly experienced social worker, lecturer and researcher to run a training program at our project. We selected the project manager and a coordinator...
END-OF-YEAR FUNCTION -  November 2013

END-OF-YEAR FUNCTION – November 2013

Friday 22nd of November our Sithand’Izingane Marimba band joined and performed during the “End-of-Year” Function at the Royal HaskoningDHV regional office in Woodmead – Johannesburg. The marimba band was invited to join this function thanks to their last performance in 2012 during the Rebranding function. The children where all quite...
Marimba Festival Soweto 2013

Marimba Festival Soweto 2013

Like last year, our Marimba Band joined the National Marimba Festival 2013. Both Moshe and Banele, caregivers in our project,  wrote this little story about their experiences on that day. ……………..Last Saturday 7 September 2013 the children of Sithand’Izingane; the music teacher Jabu and the Caregivers Moshe and Banele went...
Dominican INDABA Youth Development

Dominican INDABA Youth Development

Last weekend 28 – 30 June 2013, The Dominican sisters of Southern Africa organized the INDABA for Youth Development at the Koinonia Conference Centre in Johannesburg. The dominicans have been involved in educating young people in SA for about 150 years. They responded to the great need for education by...
YOUTH DAY 2013

YOUTH DAY 2013

WONDERFUL CELEBRATION OF YOUTH DAY. On Saturday 15 June 2013, we celebrated our annual Youth Day in remembrance of the Soweto uprising in 1976. This year we celebrated this special day with the Youth of Langaville and Tsakane during a nice and well organized event. The program started at 12:00pm...
Annual Report 2012

Annual Report 2012

Dear  Friends, We have come to the end of another financial year at the project and we realize that as always, we have so much to be grateful for.  The project continues to grow tremendously and develop in all sorts of ways – some surprising and others, what we had...
TB Tuberculose March

TB Tuberculose March

We started in the morning of 04 April 2013 at 10H00am, our TB-Day Tuberculose March. Meeting point was the Outreach station at Langaville Ext.8. At the station our co-workers, the beneficiaries, children and the SAPS Police would meet. The police was our protection and also medical staff from the Langaville Clinic...
Dutch Container has arrived......

Dutch Container has arrived……

The dutch container with donated goods organized by ROYAL HASKONING DHV Maastricht – Netherlands office, has arrived. After a long proces of paperwork, files, discussions with Customs SA, the dutch colleagues and friends from Maarten and Anke managed to bring the container to SA last week. Everything started in June...
Awarenes Day

Awarenes Day

Awarenes Day 12 July 2012 Today weh ad our annual Awarenes – Day at the project. There was a big tent and a small stage for all the performances. There where a lot of children (465) and parents (200) who joined this wonderful day. We also had guests from al...
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HEALTH & HYGIENE WORKSHOP

Workshop organized by: Kathrin Ullman & Millicent Sebula The project received a very kind donation from the Netherlands, to buy washable pads and also washable special underwear for the girls. The pads and the underwear are designed in order that the girls can still attend school when they have their monthly menstruation. It is a problem...
Graduation Day 2012

Graduation Day 2012

Graduation Day is an important day at the project, and today we celebrated the graduation of our children from the creche, that will say goodbye to the project and will start at primary school after the school-summer-holiday. Last week we had our big fun day for the older children and their parents, but today the...
Fun Day 2012

Fun Day 2012

The year is coming to an end. Schools close down and the Festive season is starting. The project will have it’s own holiday for 2 weeks, Christmas is coming and therefore we celebrate this end-of-year party always on the last day before the schools also go on holiday. So we did this year and on...
World Aids Day 2012

World Aids Day 2012

On the 4th of December we celebrate World Aids Day with all our children, staff, volunteers, stakeholders and members of the community. This day is a very special day and we want to remember, we want to look forward and we also want to educate and celebrate. The tent was ready early in the morning...
A real piano

A real piano

Today we received a real piano at the project. For several occasions we have our own choir and also we have our own marimba club on Thursday. Last year there where some requests for a piano and today Sr. Mary, Thabu and Patrick went to Johannesburg to pick up a beautiful piano at the Dominican...