[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
“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.”
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.
“Lord, we know that sewing machines and computers have been stolen from the Youth Skills development Centre in the past. Will you please set your angels to guard the property from future harm?”
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.”
“Lord, we have prayed for the teachers. Now we ask you to bless the young people being trained, that they may value the training they are receiving, and become better equipped to find paid employment.”
Recently, we told you about two orphan families that were in desperate need of somewhere secure to live. You can read more here.
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.
“Thank you for for the enthusiasm and generosity of the teachers at K3: for Jefry [computing]; Dudu, First, Martha and Vuyisile [sewing]; Lydia [beading]; Clement [carpentry]; and Jane [general]. May you encourage them and strengthen their perseverance.”
“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.
“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:
- The 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.”
“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.”