STREEC takes in students
The STREEC Project has grown by leaps and bounds! It is the first of its kind in eSwatini and is attracting a lot of attention. Specialist teachers have been hired, the first 10 students have been recruited, and lots and lots of building has been going on.
Practicals happen every afternoon where they learn to assemble solar panels and set up various renewable energy systems. A new demonstration centre is being built for this.
The girls camp to the low veld was full of giggles from beginning to end. Leo and Gill Baan spoiled them and had even organised a braai. They sang songs, ate good food, climbed trees and had lots of fun! They also helped clean a fish pool and with some gardening - which was rewarded with lots of naartjies!
The Potch team helped coordinate a fun activity week for the kids. There was an entire play (based on Joseph and the Technicolour Dreamcoat), face painting, science experiments, and even sports activities. In short, everyone had a blast! This little guy in the corner is Sakhile, who is a new member of the PV family.
It has been wonderful to be able to get back into the community again after all the riots. This little boy, Sphepelo, has just joined our programme. He is a very talkative and energetic little guy who loves all the attention. We have started OT with him and he is already making progress towards communicating more clearly and learning to walk. His mother has also joined the support group, which we hope will help her and mothers in similar situations to cope better and feel more encouraged to keep up the great work that they do. Truly believe that Jesus has a very special place in his heart for these children and for the super moms/gogos who care for them!