A Prayer: Tony & Ena

[Over the years, Ena has supervised the building and equipping of some 14 new houses in Masoyi from her home in Pretoria.  Mona is the Project’s accountant.]

Ena and Tony

Ena and Tony

“As Tony’s life on earth draws to a close, may you be his strength and his hope.  In the pain, will you give Ena and Tony precious moments together?  Thank you that Mona and her husband were able to visit and support them recently.”

2017 Annual General Meeting

The AGM is planned for Saturday 7 October, 11-1pm, at our registered address in Chesterfield.  If you plan to be there, please let us know, as space is limited.  We will book somewhere larger if necessary.

The official business will be brief, the main purpose being to meet, share ideas and experiences, and to enthuse one another!  And to give thanks for what we have been able to achieve.

Monthly Food Parcels

Masoyi Trust (UK) continue to fund food parcels to six child-headed households on a regular monthly basis: The Mny., Mni., Ngw., Mok., Mag. and Mat. families.

 

“Sellinah confirms that she has seen great changes in the families, the children in particular having become very positive towards life, and that their self-esteem has grown enormously.”

Building a Future

Recently, we told you about two orphan families that were in desperate need of somewhere secure to live.  You can read more here.

Old house, Dan, Donovan, Mike, Jo

Dan, Do., Mike, Jo

The Trust has now sent money to the Project in Masoyi to enable work to start on Do.’s house.  Thank you to those who have prayed, and those who have donated.

Please join us in asking God to make provision for the second family.  Pr., a 15-year old girl, is particularly vulnerable.

Substance Abuse Workshop

“On 13 July, the Orphan and Vulnerable Children (OVC)  team, headed by Claudia and Sellinah, organized and hosted a workshop at K2 centre.  This event was aimed at teaching our OVC children about the dangers of substance abuse and various other empowering and uplifting topics.

22. OVC WORKSHOP

“We had guest speakers from the Department of Social Development and GRIP (Greater Rape Intervention Project).  The workshop was over three hours, with ice breakers and short breaks. A  hot meal was prepared and served to about 80 children who managed to attend the workshop, even though it was during the June school holidays.

“Substance Abuse topics that were covered included:

  • 21. OVC WORKSHOPThe dangers and consequences of abusing alcohol.
  • The dangers and consequences of using dagga or marijuana.
  • The dangers and consequences of using tobacco.
  • The dangers and consequences of using inhalants.”

Peer Education

“The Peer-to-Peer programme is also doing well in the hands of Modise, who now coordinates the facilitators.  Their programmes are running smoothly, except they had difficulty during the strike by the South African Teachers Trade Union, which took place  at the end of May and the early weeks of June.

“The facilitators requested and attended a workshop which set was up by the GOLD Peer-to-Peer coordinators [originators of the programme] at K2, where they were taught more about the programme.  The workshop was facilitated by Rose and Jacky, who volunteered their time to help empower our own facilitators.

“Our facilitators attended a 16th June Youth Day event, invited by the senior team from Global; and on 17th June, they hosted Rose and Jacky to a Youth Day Celebration at K2. Our own children showcased their various talents throughout the day.”