Our school donations program started in 2016. We focus on assisting underprivileged children with anything they need to participate in sport, eg. Rugby boots, soccer balls, etc. as well as donating stationary to schools in Lulekani, outside Phalaborwa.
Our motto is simple …
Encouragement and hope are the two most powerful qualities any person can provide to others.
We want to encourage the children to study hard and to use their talents no matter how hard their homely circumstances may be. We want them to say to themselves: "I am willing to trust and to contribute myself to the most positive use of the present'' To these children Hope is sometimes the only thing they have and nothing else. If they have hope, they have a dream, a purpose to live. If they have hope they will deviate from doing wrong and falling under the spell of drugs and alcohol abuse.
For majority of the children, their poverty traps them, they lose hope of ever escaping from a life of hard work for which, at the end, they will have nothing to show beyond bare survival.
They are short of food for all or part of the year, often eating one meal per day or sometimes not being able to still their hunger.
Every night they go to bed in darkness after completing their homework by candle light. With no running water, they find themselves in an unbearable situation.
''HOPE'' is what they need.
Hope to believe that:
''if I study hard and use my talents to the best of my ability, I can make a success of my life and escape the trap of poverty''
''I am powerful beyond measure''
''I can overcome the struggles I face on a daily basis''
''ONLY I can change my life because I have hope''
''I am not a product of my circumstances, I am a product of my decisions''
They might forget what we said,
They might forget what we did but
They will never forget how we made them feel.
Our projects for 2018 -
To donate 1,000 shoeboxes full of goodies per child for Christmas 2018,
Including stationary they can use 2019. (1 box per child)
To replace the existing name board for Khomanani Disabled school
Stationary needed: Black/Blue pens Pencils (HB) Sharpeners Erasers Rulers Writing books Colouring In pencils Crayons (200 packs only) Colouring books (200 books only) Pencil cases Any old ready books you don't use anymore
Cost of name board
R8,500 (New board + installation)