South Africa 2016

Our teams of volunteers have now started work in South Africa.

South Africa – Forrest Team Day 1

The team has arrived safely and have wasted no time making their mark. Yesterday afternoon they stripped the roof at the Winnie Mabaso orphanage and demolished a dividing wall to provide access to the house adjacent, lllamula House. A great start…and check out the blue sky!    

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South Africa – Forrest Team Day 2

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South Africa – Forrest Team Day 5

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South Africa – Week 2, Day 1

Day 1 on Project South Africa 2016 at one of the Winnie Mabaso house with the team Shaun Pledger Diana Green , Susan Greig and Nicky Felvus.

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South Africa – Week 2, Day 2

Day 2 complete and a very busy and hugely rewarding day for the A team! These kids are so happy and they have next to nothing! All they need is good sanitary / clean living / healthy eating and an education!

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South Africa – Week 2, Day 4

Busy Day… started at 7am! Nearly finished project refurbishment of the orphanages. Girls delivered a H&S course at the local shanty community centre…. 50 ladies blown away by the course.

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South Africa – Week 2, Day 5

The Footprint Foundations A & B Teams last full day. It’s been an emotionally enlightened week and no one wants today to end. We have made only a small improvement in a city which cries out for help but it’s improved the hearts of us all… We completed the refurbishment just …

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South Africa – Week 3, Day 1

Today saw the arrival of the next set of volunteers for Project South Africa. Carmen St John, Rachael Metcalfe, Sarah Jane Dawe, Jon Gavin, Steve Stockford, Dawn Kidd , Wendy Ho and Rachael Burnett joined 3 of last weeks’ volunteers to complete the team of 11. The teams were separated …

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South Africa – Week 3, Days 3 and 4

Mid week and the teams have achieved a lot on their respective projects. The internal walls of the shipping containers on the squatter camp look a far cry from day one. The initial top coat has made a real difference. The house for volunteers staying at Winnie Mabaso is looking …

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South Africa – Week 3, Days 4 and 5

Carmen, Sarah and Rachael Metcalfe were assigned to work at Vuyiswa, the home for physically and mentally disabled people. They felt a great sense of achievement as they turned depressing looking bedrooms in the women’s wing into a bright and clean environment for the clients to live.         …

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South Africa – Week 3, Last Day

Last day at the squatter camp where the team were able to meet those who will benefit from the work they have done on the containers over the last week. An emotional but rewarding time…    

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South Africa – Week 4, Day 1

The last volunteers to arrive for Project South Africa 2016; Iolo Morgan Jones , Natalie Gragasin, Helen Williams, Andy Rolfe, Jelena Sokolova, Michelle Holdsworth, John Workman and John Charlton all joined Carmen St John and Rachael Burnett from the previous week. They arrived on one of the hottest day of …

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South Africa – Week 4, Midweek

With the weather so hot, the team at Winnie Mabaso really felt the heat laying the foundation for the children’s playing area. Andy, Michelle, the two Johns, Iolo and Anteneh literally got stuck in working through levelling very uneven ground and produced an excellent smooth finish!         …

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South Africa – Week 4

After painting internally, shelves were being put up and books started to fill the shelves in preparation of the container becoming a library for the squatter camp. The grand opening will be on Tuesday 1st November.                             …

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South Africa – Donations

All donations brought over by the teams were distributed to  the Khaya centre, Cool Cats, the two squatter camps, Winnie Mabaso children’s home and Vuyiswa home for the disabled.

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South Africa – Week 4, Last Day and goodbye at the Khaya Centre

The final day of the final week. Time has gone by very quickly and a lot has been done. Building and decorating works completed. Children’s and old people’s homes made more comfortable and pleasant places to live. Time was spent with the community leaders at the Khaya centre where, due …

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South Africa – Week 4, Cool Cats

Working with the children at Cool Cats finished off the week.

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South Africa – Week 4, All Teams with Winnie Mabaso

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