CELEBRATING WOMENS DAY IN South Africa - 9 AUGUST!

Today on 9 August we celebrate Women's Day in South Africa. We thank and celebrate all our women working selflessly towards a brighter future for our children and all they care for. These awesome women make this world a better place. 

We celebrate our women at A Reaching Hand; Karin, Charlene, Bev and Louise 💙 We celebrate all our caregivers. We celebrate all our mothers, grandmothers, sisters, daughters and aunties. May you continue to find your strength and courage to guide and support others, fight for equality and be the Mothers of our nation.

HAPPY WOMEN'S DAY to all the incredible women out there!  WE SALUTE YOU 💙

On this day in 1956, over 20,000 women of all races in South Africa marched against the petition passed by the South African government. According to this petition, African women have to carry a ‘pass’ commonly known as Internal passport to migrate to the ‘white’ area. So to protest against this act, women stood silently in the front of the Union Building in 1956 for 30 minutes and then started reciting a protest song Wathint’Abafazi Wathint’imbokodo! Meaning, When you strike the women, you strike a rock!The same tradition is still followed in the exact manner by the women in South Africa on 9 August every year.

COSY AND COMFORTABLE - CARPETS FOR OUR KID!

Thanks to generous sponsors we were able to purchase 7 big carpets for classrooms of the younger ones in Foundation Phase at a school in Delft. A very disadvantaged area outside of Cape Town. They are experiencing the coldest winter in a very long time and were suffering badly. We are so happy that we could add some cosiness and comfort for them when sitting on the floor, while reading or eating 💙





ON A SPECIAL NOTE 🎶 🎶

I am so proud to be a part of our dynamic A REACHING HAND Team! Yesterday we launched our music programme at a school in a very poor community in Cape Town. A community where there are few opportunities for kids to engage in instrumental music education. Thanks to Megan (a teenager) and one of 3 Helping Hands, who wrote the music recorder book and fundraised her own funds to pay for the printing and the recorders. Megan you are a true inspiration to us! The kids LOVE the bright recorders! We have a wonderful music teacher who lives in this community and is passionate about empowering our youth with this beautiful skill. The programme will kick off with 12 learners and hopefully soon we will be able to grow more funds to enrich and reach more learners. Music is such a powerful universal language and it can inspire, encourage and transform lives in a positive way ❤

Thank you also to Colin and Yasmin who came to share (in a kids way) how to access your inner peace #PauseForPeace

We remain thankful to all our sponsors who help us make a difference in the lives of those living in poverty. 
A drop of rain is insignificant, but together we can make a river...

HAPPY KIDS ON AN OUTING WITH A REACHING HAND

Words cannot begin to describe our magical day! Good memories were made, for both the kids and us! A perfect winters’ summer day with clear blue skies made it even more perfect for our outing to Kirstenbosch Garden with the Telly Tubby Kindergarten. It’s not often, to almost never that they have the opportunity to get outside their community to see such beauty and spend time in nature. We went all out and gave them a real treat of a day. Lunch was served at Moyo Restaurant 😋 The joy on their faces tells it all. See pictures from the moment we left to the moment we got back. The kids were very excited to jump into the A Reaching Hand vehicle 🥳

Thank you to all our sponsors and your continuous support to help us make a difference in their little lives 🌺 
...a drop of rain is insignificant, but together we can make a river! 
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