At this point I would like to announce a great message: “Help` n` Travel” will visit the organisation “Tshega” at the end of the year and – after nearly four years – will have a reunion with uncommonly loved people in South Africa.
Already at the end of 2015, “Help`n` Travel” was active in Limpopo Province and reported on the multifaceted work of “Tshega” and on the school expansion of the “Lighthouse Academy” founded by “Tshega”.
Apart from the reunion with the heads of the organisation, I am especially looking forward to seeing the development of the students of the then third grade. Back then I also spent a lot of time in classrooms, where I was able to support teachers in teaching meaningful things to their dear children. For organizational reasons, grade 3 got my biggest attention. Now it is that the students of that time are currently in the final grade (grade 7) of the Primary School. I am really looking forward to seeing their development steps and their preparation for the final exams.
(Former “Grade 3” dancing the “Cha Cha Slide”)
Eindrücke aus Fobeni Village – Impressions from my visit in Fobeni Village!Gepostet von Help 'n' Travel am Donnerstag, 31. März 2016
Most of all, my anticipation, however, applies to the reunion with my South African godchild Vutomi. A wide smile decorates my face every time I think about being able to hold this brave girl back in my arms soon. Vutomi will then prepare for the final exams of the fourth grade and I can certainly support her a little.
“Help` n` Travel” will again donate to “Tshega” this year and has already been able to set aside € 500 with which the organisation will “work” at its own discretion. After the last correspondence with Ellanie van Rooyen (the founder of Tshega), I know what the money is currently most needed for:
* First of all, groceries are needed for the Feeding Scheme (1,500 to 3,000 Rand per month = around € 100 – € 200). The Feeding Scheme is a food issue for children in the area who can not go to the Lighthouse Academy.
* the textbooks for the coming school year are not yet funded (120,000 – 140,000 Rand = about € 7,500 – € 8,750)
* and besides, the successful sports department is desperately looking for sponsors. Jerseys / uniforms are needed, which would cost in about 30,000 – 50,000 Rand = about € 1,875 – € 3,125. A sponsorship for the sports department could be maintained annually with the mentioned amount (30.000 – 50.000 Rand). This could cover the costs of new sports equipment and the costs of trips to tournaments.
You are welcome to feel addressed, to donate or to acquire additional donors. Although I try to avoid collecting donations from people and prefer to hand them directly the contacts and bank accounts of the foundations to transfer the money directly, this time I will make an exception due to the high bank charges for overseas transfers to South Africa: You could give me your donations for the South African project in cash or transferring it to my account. Of course, I will make all donations publicly (if you do not want to be mentioned by name, a small note is enough and your gift will be listed anonymously). This money will be rounded up by “Help `n` Travel” in South Africa and handed over to “Tshega”. Of course you may consider a specific purpose for your donation (above you can see 3 examples) or like me, let “Tshega” use the money at their own discretion. I’ve known the organization and its founder Ellanie for over four years now and can guarantee you that Ellanie would never do anything with little sense with the money. Not only do I have the utmost faith in her, but above all, very high respect in her incredible ingenuity and unconditional altruism.
My bank account:
IBAN: DE02 2656 3960 0200 9765 00
Volksbank Bramgau (BIC: GENODEF1WHO)
Purpose: Tshega (optionally you can write what it should be used for: “Feeding Scheme”, “Textbooks” or “Sports department” or just “At leisure”)
I’ll go to South Africa on Octobre, 15th 2019 and will come back on November, 6th 2019. Many news, reports and photos are published in the usual place on this homepage.
Hopefuly we get a few bills scraped together, for a meaningful effect.