Tuesday, June 23, 2009

A good day

Today was a good day, a day where the spirit of giving delivered a gift.

These are the mostly orphaned children of the Nondwayiza Farm School in Kwa Zulu Natal. The school is supported by SchoolTrade and it is through a seemingly small gesture initiated by Vanessa Mc Kay (pictured wearing white) that these children are now dressed in their warm winter track suits.

It was a chillly winters morning when Vanessa went into the hills to visit the Nondwayiza Farm school. She was there in response to a plee from the teachers to SchoolTrade for help to build a kitchen. During the visit she noticed how scarcely dressed the youngsters were, and felt the glaring disparity between her warm woolen attire and their sparsely glad bodies. She resolved there and then so send out a simple request to her friends on face book highlighting the need for winter clothing. The response was immediate and the donations came from as far afield as Australia and New Zea land. Within a week the tracksuits were ordered and delivered, in good time too, as the cold front is upon us Kwa Zulu Natalians.

So there you have it, a need was identified, a request sent out and an answer given.

Its that simple!

Listen to this wonderful song of gratitude sung by the children.

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