Sunday, 2 March 2014

Can you help out with Horse Riding?

Last year the children at the home at Kungwini enjoyed visits to local stables on a Friday morning for horse riding lessons, but unfortunately this has now stopped due to change of management and we'd really like to get the children out riding again.

Friday mornings were so much more than just riding a horse. The children learnt valuable life skills that they could demonstrate in other situations.

As well as learning how to work with horses and grooming skills, they learnt communication skills, turn taking, sharing, following instructions, keeping themselves safe and most of all they had the opportunity to be children and just have some plain old fashioned fun.

Do you own or work at stables? Are you in Pretoria? Would you be willing to offer your time and use of stables to enable the children to 'get back in the saddle?' if you can please tweet us or find us on Facebook or visit our website for contact details.

Thursday, 20 February 2014


Are you moving home? Having a clear out? Need to get rid of stuff but don't know where?

Well we at Kungwini Welfare Org can help. Not only can we make good use of your donated items but even better we can collect.

Call us Monday to Friday from 8am till 4pm on 012 940 0221 to arrange a date and time for collection.

What we can't use at the Paul Jungunickel home we sell to raise funds.

Don't worry about the condition of your donations, at the workshop we are busy repairing and painting to sell at this years Nickel Xmas Market. 

Sunday, 9 February 2014

A solar panel could have a major impact on the people of Lethabong

At Lethabong there is no electricity or running water and no electricity for one resident has had a massive impact on her life. She is no longer able to supplement her salary with curtain making, alterations and repairs. The drop in salary affects her ability to feed and clothe her children and purchase the necessary supplies they need for school.
As a little girl, Regina watched her Mother sewing and taught her to hand sew, but she was a curious child and used to sneak a go on her Mother’s sewing machine and discovered a passion for it and is actually rather good at it. It seems it’s a family trait with her 12 year old daughter, who visited her Grandmother over Christmas and used every last needle making paper bags for her friends.
You know how annoying it is when there is a power cut and you can’t take a hot shower, make a cup of tea, charge your phone or relax in front of the TV. For Regina and others like her, these are luxuries that she lives without everyday and access to electricity means more to her than you could possibly imagine.
Electricity for Regina means so much more than putting the kettle on and watching TV, it means work, income, food and education.
Not only would a solar panel provide enough electricity for her to run her sewing machine it would mean she could teach sewing classes, repairing and altering clothes, she could make school uniforms and book/chair bags for the other families in Lethabong at a much cheaper price than the shops sell them for.
Would you consider donating to the Lethabong Community? They already run art and pottery classes, teaching people new skills for the job market, providing an outlet at Markets to sell their crafts, developing money management and social skills, empowering the community.
A solar panel, converter and battery would make a huge change to the lives of people in Lethabong.

Can you help?

Monday, 20 January 2014

A new year and exciting projects in the Protective Workshop

The New Year is in full swing. The children are back in school in the Early Learning Centre and Lethabong. Everyone is back and refreshed after the Christmas break and more importantly the Protective workshop has reclaimed it's place after the Nickel Market.

There are a few new faces in the work shop and many new ideas for the 2014 Nickel Market. Why don't you pop in and say hello and check out what we all get up to.

If you can spare an hour or so each week or even as a one off, we'd love it if you could join us. Let us know when you're coming and we'll arrange the cake.

Friday, 17 January 2014

A late Christmas for Lethabong

Christmas finally arrived at Lethabong today via Santa Shoebox.

The school closed early in December and the shoebox volunteers were occupied with their British families visiting them in South Africa and visiting the UK. So with the children only returning to school this week it was a lovely start to the new term.

The children sat patiently in the shade from the sun while their names were called out for them to receive their boxes and while they waited they enjoyed a drink and a cake.