Kids’ Week: 26 – 30 June

Our 4 kids went to Kids’ Week today ( first week of the July school holidays) hosted by MES Aksie at the Lutheran Church in Hillbrow. The programme starts at 9 each day from Tuesday to Saturday with tea and biscuits, followed by activities in the hall together, then lunch, then craft and drama, ending at 3pm. Kids’...

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The Lady on the 17th Floor

Met a lady this week from the 17th floor of the building opposite us. The lifts no longer work. She has a 6 year old daughter living with her, barely survives every month on a very small disability grant (R1050) for a medical condition. It takes 30 minutes to walk up the 17 floors with her daughter. She does this twice a day, once...

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Hillbrow Clinic Thank you Party

This morning the Hillbrow clinic OT and physio section (2 blocks away from our flat) threw a thank you party for all those who helped paint and furnish their paediatric rehab room, to which we were invited! Hannah also gave them her wooden rocking horse (from her 2nd birthday) which a friend kindly fixed up. It was amazing to be...

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Soweto Day

Jordan, in front of the “Simakade” (forever standing) monument where we laid some flowers this morning, while on a tour of the inner city remembering June 16, 1976. The tour was arranged by Past Experiences, and looked at apartheid resistance in the city. This monument is outside the Joburg Central Police station...

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A Music School across the Road?

In 1999, a group of concerned musicians came together to uplift a community by sharing their skills with some children on the property of a Lutheran church. The city was Joburg, the community was Hillbrow and surrounding suburbs, and the music school was the one right across the road from where we now live! Today we met most of the...

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Blanket Donations

Today we went out to Trinity House where we collected scarves, baby clothes and blankets that some classes of boys and girls had knitted together with baby food and supplies that they had collected for our work into the Inner City. These will probably go to the Central Methodist Church to help them with the many poor foreigners...

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