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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“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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