The Simunye group has arrived and were happily greeted by Nomsa at Goodlife Day Care. Students from 2017 trip were thrilled to see hard work on a playground project from last year was still intact. Local children watched in awe of this year’s fence building and painting projects. Even with hot temps (100 F), the group had a productive and fun-filled day.
Exploring Hector Pieterson museum to lear about apartheid and the student uprisings in 1976. Strolling through local markets and Mandela’s house. What a great day!
Today’s adventures included exploring the market, tasting vetkoek (fat cakes) and cow cheek, and drumming. Can’t help but smile.
Simunye volunteers enjoyed a tour of Soweto and seeing the 2010 World Cup Final soccer stadium.
Simunye volunteers spread the love at Princess Alice Adoption Center – holding babies, singing lull-a-byes, sorting/folding clothing donations and gardening. So much fun and such a hard place to leave.
Tshepang kids loved the new books with beautiful pictures, good writing in local languages. Really engaging for the kids who don’t get the chance to read very often.
The first few days of the trip, the Simunye volunteers completed clean up and renovation projects in Tshepang, enjoyed making new friends, playing games and giving lots and lots of shoulder rides.
Our Simunye Project students and trip leaders are off and running! They landed safely in South Africa and are already hard at work at making an impact.
A big THANK YOU to all who joined us at Saturday’s Annual Simunye Project Dessert Party. Between online activities, fun and games during the event and generous donors — $13,000 was raised. Adding that to student contributions and other donations, more than $32,000 has been raised for this year’s trip. But we’re not stopping there! The more we raise, the greater the impact we will have — please consider donating today!