Survivor Hillbrow 2012

Last night some of the Brankens (and lots of invited friends!) braved the “not-so-cold” night and slept on the lawns of the Lutheran Church in solidarity with the poor and homeless in the city, an initiative organised by MES Aksie. Much fun was had by all! Last year was definitely...

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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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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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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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