Free Art Classes!

Today I took 5 girls from the block (together with Hannah and Rachel) to the free art class on a Saturday at the Joburg Central Library from 9.30 to 12.30am. So meaningful to know that we made a difference to their weekend, and that they really enjoyed the opportunity to experiment with art. Look forward to doing this many more...

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The Violin?

So yesterday at the Hillbrow Music School, 9 year old Rachel Lee Branken started learning the … violin!! Surprise, surprise! I asked her why she had chosen that instrument since we had decided together that she would start the recorder with a view to changing to flute later on…she said she just woke up one morning and...

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“Issues of Faith”

Yesterday was not only the “funnest”, coldest and most snowy day in the year, but also saw the end of the filming and interviewing of the Branken family for the programme “Issues of Faith”, this particular episode highlighting the plight of foreigners and refugees entering South Africa today. We were able to...

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Purposeful adventure…

You know I used to think great adventures involved overseas trips, cruises, mountain hiking, deep sea diving or pursuing a meaningful career, but last night’s trip around the city visiting the poor, lost, lonely, hungry and cold, was really exciting and purposeful…

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Snow Day!!

Quotes from our combined facebook pages today read as follows: “Let’s DO this…one last blast into winter giving, to people who might die on the streets tonight…” (Trish) “It’s snowıng ın Hıllbrow… I thınk we should hand out blankets and jerseys and beanıes tonıght (7 Aug 2012). We...

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Blanket drop…

It was a meaningful evening handing out blankets, jerseys, clothing and bread to the many freezing homeless of our city this evening. We, however, did hear the sad news of a young 21 year old man named Lucas who died of the cold in the park last night. Other related news was that the Joburg Metro Police conducted their raids on...

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