Monday, May 27, 2013

Let the reading begin!

 A few months ago we postedWhen our dear, American friend, Sue Heywood, visited Carryou Ministry last year, one of her ports-of-call was the Mablomong Farm School, situated on the outskirts of Randfontein.
 "I saw there was a desperate need for books for the school's library," says Sue, "and promised I would try to do something about the situation when I returned to the US." The kids at the the Tuxedo Park School in New York and other people in her community, eagerly answered her call for help. "The children raised $1000 dollars to be used to buy books," says Sue. Since then we have been on a mission to find and buy books for both Mablomong School as well as the Drop-in Centre at Elandsvlei. Around 240 new books (to be shared equally between both sites) suitable for readers from Grades One to Seven were found and purchased by Joy Hamann, who has a long association with Carryou Ministry. Last week the books were delivered to the joy and delight of the kids, teachers and care-givers. "We are very grateful and our learners are excited," says Mphahlele Tshepiso, Head of Department at Mablomong Farm School. "We are deeply moved and grateful that children so far away care enough to make the lives of kids in Randfontein better, "says Carryou Ministry General Manager, Rev. Lawrence Mbaso. "Thank you!" Many youngsters have written letters to the children at Tuxedo Park School and we will publish some in upcoming blog entries. The images shown here are of the kids at Mablomong School. We will publish the pictures of the handover at Elandsvlei in the next post.

The following pictures are of kids reading titles recommended by the children at Tuxedo Park School.

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