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Lobethal Mission Primary School

Lobethal Mission Primary school is a rural school. It is in Limpopo Province, north of Gauteng. The children come from poor families. Some of the children walk over three miles to get to the school. Among them there are those who cross a river far from the nearest bridge. So they do not go to school when the river is full.

WFTISA sends donated clothes for the needy children. The school receives books and toys to start a library. Some of the children have never owned books or toys

Playing with donated toys

Playing with donated toys

 

Grade 7 Learners reading donated books

Grade 7 Learners reading donated books

 

Learners wearing Donated clothes together with the Principal some parents and teachers.

Learners wearing Donated clothes together with the Principal some parents and teachers.

 

Letterbox Library

In November 2012 Letterbox Library donated a large number of books to Waltham Forest Thuso in South Africa. Some of the books will be sent to Lobethal Primary School, in the rural region of Limpopo Province in South Africa. WFTISA is helping the school compile a much needed library.
Other books will be sent to AIDS orphans supported by the Azwikundi women’s group in Tshwane Gauteng Province.

Mayor of Waltham Forest shows his support for destitute children in South Africa

Local charity Waltham Forest Thuso in South Africa (WFTISA) were happy to welcome the borough’s new mayor, Councillor Richard Sweden, to their annual Fundraising Garden Party on Sunday 23 September 2012 in Walthamstow.

The charity sponsors school fees and supports a food programme for school children who have been orphaned or made destitute by HIV and AIDs in South Africa. WFTISA sees education as the only escape from poverty for these children and, as hungry children cannot learn, providing lunch is essential for many pupils who may not have an evening meal waiting for them at the end of a school day.

More than 100 people came from Waltham Forest, across London and as far afield as Holland to support the event, which raised more than £800. Undeterred by the pouring rain, the party moved inside to hear the mayor’s address, as he spoke of the value of supporting those less fortunate than ourselves, and encouraged generous giving.

Guests were then entertained by Daniel Pule and Vuyelwa Njonge, two South African musicians from Watford who thrilled with their acapella singing and Daniel’s haunting harmonica playing. Elijah Bracewell and six-year-old Zeki Taylor brought the entertainment to a close with a demonstration of South African Gumboot dancing.

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