Archive for July, 2010

Our First Visit to Lukhanyiso School

We visited – our first visit to Lukhanysio School in Amalinda Forest, East London was an eye opener.  This is the school where we will be piloting our school veggie garden project.

We found a school in need of so much, yet the children smiled and played as if they didn’t have a care in the world.  We will put the final touches on the plan this week to hopeful break ground the second week in August.

After seeing the school, we not only want to help establish a veggie garden, we want to help to get the school into a better learning and teaching environment.

Items that were noted that needed attention:

  • broken windows
  • broken tables and chairs
  • serious lack of tables and chairs
  • shelving for library
  • security gates and bars of all classrooms
  • container needed for a computer lab for teachers and students
  • proper kitchen facilities
  • proper school hall / dining hall
  • proper grass and playground equipment
  • desks for teachers
  • proper staff room
  • high volume photocopiers and printer
  • fax machine
  • computers for teachers adminstration
  • water tanks to provide drinking water
  • signage for the school
  • paint for the buildings
  • educational materials for teachers and classrooms
  • plastic plates for lunches
  • metal spoons for lunches
  • plastic cups with handles for soups and drinking

We would also want to provide each child at the school with a hygiene bag consisting of:

  • 1 x face cloth
  • 1 x toothbrush
  • 1 x toothpaste
  • 1 x soap
  • 1 x draw string material bag with child’s name on

We want cleaning and hygiene to become a habit for these children to help prevent disease and spreading of colds and flu. 

If anyone would like to help us with donations of equipment or you want to get down and dirty with us – your are most welcome!

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We have been Nominated!

We have been nominated – my sister-in-law, Candi, emailed me yesterday to say that she had entered me in the FairLady Clarins Most Dynamisante Women competition.

I was so touched by her nomination, not only because it would create wonderful publicity for us, but als because Candi thought our work was good enough to nominate.

Thank you so much Candi, you are the best Aunty Candi ever!  If you would like to nominate us or another super lady go to  http://www.fairlady.com/clarins-most-dynamisante-woman and fill in the entry form.

Good luck and add some extra nominations for us 🙂

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July Fundraiser – 24th July 2010

Our fundraiser this month is for the Make A Difference (M.A.D) project.  M.A.D helps abandoned and vulnerable children with items like clothing, food and love.  They also do fundraising for various homes in and around East London who help care and protect these children.

 Our venue for this month is the lovely Cafe Basil, now situated at 3 Tecoma Street, Berea.  The new cafe is uber stylish, relaxed and inviting.  Come join us for Cappuccino and Cake for only R24.90 with delicious meals on the menu.  Bring along a donation of R20.00 or more for the M.A.D collection. 

 

Also remember our Unloved Items – any item, any condition will be welcomed and put to good use for charity.  Our Arts & Crafts boxes need to be restocked so any item along those lines is appreciated.  Details of the fundraiser are:

 Date:  Saturday, 24th July 2010
Time:  11:00 to 13:00
Venue: Cafe Basil, East London

 Looking forward to relaxing with friend, good coffee and great food!

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Wave Your Flag – Collection Points

Wave Your Flag – Since Tuesday, our inbox has been filled with some many responses to our project, my fingers can’t type quick enough in answering our email!

Collection Points

Cape Town
Bio-Baba Head Office
No 7 Athlone Road
Plumstead
7800
Att: Vicki Penfold
Tel: 021 761 8982

Gauteng
Leuco Tools
4 Sunrock Close
Sunnyrock, Extension 2
Germiston
Att: Johan

Property Week
Fishers Hill
Germiston
Att: Cheynee
Tel:011 822 3980

If you need flags collected from your premises in Gauteng, kindly phone Lionel on 079 884 0154 or Cheynee on 072 777 2399 to arrange collection.

Visit us daily to get updates on collection points in different cities!

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We Got Another Mention

Driving to work this morning I was ecstatic to hear Lee-Ann mentioned us on Gareth Cliff’s 5fm morning show!  I almost missed the 4 way stop because I was going wild instead of  breaking. 

Luckily I drive like snail (according to my hubby) 🙂 🙂  There’s a reason I stick to the speed limit.

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15 Seconds of Fame

 We were very excited to get a call yesterday from the Fresh Drive’s Catherine asking to chat live on air after 16hoo.  So awesome and totally nerve-racking!  So we had our 15 seconds of fame, which my sister phoned me after to tell me I sounded all prim and proper, all which I am very far from 🙂

 We have had a wonderful response from those 15 seconds, ranging from people blogging about us, to a website design offer and a school wanting to host collections for us – thank you SA, you make this country what it is!

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Word of the Day – Alcohol Denat

Alcohol Denat – Produced by the fermentation of starch or other carbohydrate sources, this ingredient is used as a solvent for extracts and various ingredients. It has a refreshing, astringent effect that promotes clarity in skin care products, including aftershaves and perfumes. It also is used medicinally as a topical antiseptic, astringent and anti-bacterial.

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