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

Caregivers in Training

The BI Community Caregivers are hard at work training at the Zingisa Rehabilitation Centre in Mthatha.  The facility cares for a variety of patients including the elderly, mentally ill, stroke victims, burn victims, patients with severe wounds, people with epilepsy, and people living with HIV/AIDS. Nomzingisi and the 8 caregivers arrived at the end of … READ MORE

Water Project

The dry season has started: our rain water tanks and even fresh water springs are drying out and community members have to walk long distances to collect river water.  The river water is not at all safe to drink causing diarrhoea and other water borne illnesses in children and adults. A few months ago, the … READ MORE