“This is a school that is all about the kids”,says Lou, my Aussie friend who started African Angels after getting ‘lost’ in our little village while backpacking around the world in her early 30’s.
African Angels has just held its second Open Day and the school and students are shining like the brightest stars!
Nutritious porridge fills hungry tummies each morning on arrival,
and learning takes place in warm, bright and organised surrounds.
It is not an easy task, building and administrating a school from scratch, but the support roles in thick and strong. Local businesses, South African and International donors and volunteers from all over the world who operate through African Heartland Journey’s Volunteer Africa programme in conjunction with local NPO, Friends of Chintsa, give, build, paint, dig, and at times teach – helping to grow the school along with the kids.
And the results are well worth the sweat and tears!
“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.” – Nelson Mandela
Congratulations Lou and your amazing team.
Celebrating The Second Open Day of African Angels Independent School. Chintsa, June 2013