We fear for the lives of these little ones. They are at the kindergarten we support in the middle of a gangland in a very poor community in the Western Cape. Innocent children get caught in gang fight cross fire on a daily basis. The kindergarten is situated on a street corner and more often than not gets stray bullets coming directly at them. Here you see a bullet hole in a window to a room they sleep in.

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We have almost reached our goal to pay for the bulletproof shipping container we ordered for the kids. The container is being converted into a classroom. At least they will be more safe while they are in it when the shooting starts. Help us reach our goal to save these children. Unfortunately we cannot get the shooting to stop, but we can help to protect them from this life threatening situation they find themselves in.

Should you wish to contribute to help make a difference, please go to our DONATE PAGE!

Thank You!


Mthuthu we are SO PROUD of YOU!!! You've set your mind on a goal and you've achieved it. Well done to you!!!

Mthuthu studied Sports Science/Sports Management for 3 years at Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) and graduated at the end of last year. Again proving that anyone can rise above their circumstances if they are given the opportunity to do so. 

He is very thankful to his sponsors, the Palmberg family, and their continuous belief in him with their encouragement. He is also very thankful to Victoria who has been taking care of him after his mother died many years ago.

Next year Mthuthu will continue his studies and do his BTEC, which will give him even more opportunities!

Congratulations Mthuthu, Bravo! We wish you well!!!  Soon Mthuthus Story will appear on our website. www.areachinghand.com


Nothing beats the excitement of a child at Christmas...  a time when everyone is busy writing their Christmas lists.

At A Reaching Hand we were so happy to bring joy again this year to the hearts and homes of the children in Khayelitsha, Uitsig and Scottsdene, who normally would not be that fortunate to get their wishes fulfilled. We THANK the many who helped us make this possible with their cash donations towards the Xmas Fund. We have some names, but many were unknown! We would like to mention the ones we know of; Björn Sävdal, Björn Säfvestad, Sharon Jedwood CohenLouis Jansen Van VuurenChristiaan DiedericksAlex Hamilton & Zelda HamiltonColleen Webb-burgessLisl SnydersMoira Ellie JimbaMorkel Malherbe and Maureen MacDonald. Thank You to everyone who shared our post...and Thank You to those whose names I missed out! You know who you are! Thank you to all our sponsors for helping us to make a difference in their lives.
See their precious faces on the picture! They bring such joy to our hearts.

Our Art Therapy-end-of-year party in Delft was such FUN as always! Served with a yummy healthy special meal, each child went home with lots of gifts and goodies!!! They thank you and wish you all a Merry Merry Christmas!!!!

A special thank you also to 13 year old Ethan and the 3 Helping Hands for the special gift of reading kits delivered to the kids in Khayelitsha.  'KidsHelpingKids' Ethan, you really do inspire us! Continue your good work to help the less fortunate kids with nutrition and education. In the new year we will deliver more reading kits to other less fortunate communities.

We wish you the gift of Health & Happiness! May you be Safe, May you be Peaceful.

Merry Christmas & Much Love from the A REACHING HAND Team Karin Hoole, Charlene Blacker, Bev Johansen and Louise Persson.

A drop of rain is insignificant, but together we can make a river.