Carte Blanche comes to Visit!

Today a team from Carte Blanche came out to film the story of our move here. We were excited about the great opportunity to tell the story of the poor and to share our ideas about transforming the city and nation. They interviewed Nigel, Hannah and me. Tomorrow they will be filming us in all sorts of different places around our...

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Playground news

In the kid’s play downstairs this afternoon: 3 kids are playing on skateboards, there are bats and balls being passed around, the girls have abducted a very pap foot ball to play netball with, and 12 year old Brian is training 6 soccer players in fitness and soccer skills using bricks and coke bottles to dribble another ball...

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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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Music Lessons!

Went with my 2 oldest girls to their first music lessons at the Hillbrow Music School across the road today: Hannah to the guitar teacher and Rachel to the piano teacher! Learned some new things about the guitar myself! Tomorrow Hannah will also attend the drum ensemble…They both thoroughly enjoyed today’s lessons which...

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