Thursday, September 24, 2009

News from Thembalethu (South Africa)

We received an e-mail from Sister Andrea who heads the Assisi children's shelter. She writes that the children who attend a local school came home very excited a few days ago because they had done very well in their third quarter tests. She says this is due to the fact that funds from AAA enabled them to bring in a part-time teacher who gives the children extra after-school assistance.

"The garden project is coming along very well," she adds. A woman comes every weekday to work half-days in the garden. "The children, especially the boys, enjoy planting and watering the vegetables. We are now enjoying fresh cabbage, carrots, spinach, beetroot and lettuce.

"Now summer is coming in South Africa. All the places will look green, beautiful and warm."

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