Checkmate!

The After School Program has introduced the children to the board game of strategic conquest, Chess!  As many of the children were unfamiliar with board games, not even knowing how to play checkers, it was a slow process explaining all the different pieces and how they move on the board, and then teaching the basic … READ MORE

Paper Beads!

The BI’s After School Program had a special guest visit to teach the children how to make bracelets and necklaces using homemade paper beads.  Using magazines, newspaper, scrap paper, even candy wrappers, the kids cut out triangles and roll them onto toothpicks.  The rolled paper is coated with watery glue and left to dry.  The … READ MORE

HIV Awareness in the Classroom

Sam is bringing his HIV awareness presentation into the local classrooms targeting all learners 12 years and older at both the No-Ofisi primary school and the Xhora Mouth secondary school. The learners are still shy and require lots of encouragement to actively participate in the sessions and engage in group discussions, but Sam is confident … READ MORE

Jack and Jill come to the aid of the Vulindlela Scholarship children….

The 7 children who are recipients of Vulindlela Scholarships are making very good progress at Umtata International School, according to their mid year reports. They enjoy showing off their ability to read some of the early (English) readers in our library but one of their greatest challenges is improving their proficiency in English, the language … READ MORE