Merry Christmas and Happy New year

21 December 11

We hope you are all well and gearing up to a good end to 2011.  Once again this has been a busy year for us.    With the help of some fantastic volunteers we would like to look back over just some of our highlights from this year:

ü  Built two fuel efficient stoves and Trained others how to build stoves and they have now built more in the community

ü  Conducted first aid course

ü  Planted over 100 trees in the community and developed a tree nursery

ü  Reviewed the teaching in the local kindergarten

ü  Supported the teachers in the secondary school (passing on key teaching skills)

ü  Training in bead making, tie and dye and other craft items and setup a local craft shop stocked with items from and for the school,

ü  Built the foundations of the wall around the  dormitory and for a new a new chicken house

ü  Supported the school to plant a vegetable patch and buy the purchase at the lodge

ü  Supported teacher training programme

ü   Developed a school sponsorship programme and set up a mechanism to receive funds (http://www.Betterplace.Org/en/projects/7787-creating-a-second-chance)

Joey and I are driven to making a sustainable change in our surrounding community.  We are committed to offering productive volunteer placements for all those people who share our drive to help those in need.  We would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to all of our 2010 volunteers and a large welcome to those coming in 2012. 

We would like to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a very happy new year, and we look forward to hearing from you all in the not too distant future.

All the best

Joseph, Jenny, Izzy, Eli and all our SAIDIA partners 



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