Lifeskills for 2,587 Children in South Africa

by Keep The Dream196
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Lifeskills for 2,587 Children in South Africa
Lifeskills for 2,587 Children in South Africa
Lifeskills for 2,587 Children in South Africa
Lifeskills for 2,587 Children in South Africa
Lifeskills for 2,587 Children in South Africa
Lifeskills for 2,587 Children in South Africa
Lifeskills for 2,587 Children in South Africa
Lifeskills for 2,587 Children in South Africa
Lifeskills for 2,587 Children in South Africa
Lifeskills for 2,587 Children in South Africa
Lifeskills for 2,587 Children in South Africa
Lifeskills for 2,587 Children in South Africa
Lifeskills for 2,587 Children in South Africa
Lifeskills for 2,587 Children in South Africa
Lifeskills for 2,587 Children in South Africa
Emma at Julia's Home where the group meets weekly!
Emma at Julia's Home where the group meets weekly!

My Name is Emma, I was born in Burgersdorp Village, from 2013, I started staying at Myakayaka village where I live with my husband and children, both parents we where work piece jobs and it’s always not enough to support our families daily needs.

We will find ourselves from day to day seeking help from our neighbours and relatives especially for groceries or any kind of help we can get. With the start off SHG Groups from KTD196 NGO, we are now able to feed and buy clothes and save money for our family. I no longer borrow or ask from anyone am able to provide for my family.

Since both parents, we were unemployed, we are planning to open a small workshop building drawers and wardrobes and kitchen units in our area. All these is possible because of all the financial freedom and security we are receiving from our SHG GROUP for women. Thank you very much for giving us hope to rise and shine in our lives, our families have now a brighter future.

We will keep growing with your support and the knowledge. Through your skills, we are able to manage our lives better everyday.

Thank you. For the wonderful knowledge you brought in our lives, we are forever grateful and we are moving forward, with this bright change and light that we have now in our lives.

We could not have done it without your help and vision now we are able to fight poverty with courage and confidence in each circumstances.

Keep the Dream 196 NGO we salute you for bringing a better tomorrow today in our daily lives forever, God continue to bless you for us thank you.

Thank you to all who support KTD196 you are doing a good job for us!

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Mavis's from Myakayaka
Mavis's from Myakayaka

Thank you for all of your support for the work that we do! For those who are new, I just want to share that I am on sick leave so if you have not received a thank you for your donation yet, it is coming I am just unable to send it as yet and I apologize and will do as soon as I am able. I send out personal notes to those who are repeat donors and I send our introduction information to those who are totally new. This is important to me, you are important to me so these letters are coming asap.

In the meantime, I have created and scheduled a few different reports to be released over the coming weeks. I hope you enjoy

Take care

Blessings

Louise

 

My Name is Mavis I am from Myakayaka Village, I have seven children I started staying at Myakayaka village from 2005. I was from Khujwana village I was unemployed earning money by working piece jobs in the community in order to support my family.

I used to receive help from anyone who saw my poor situation and helped me by giving me anything from food to clothing items and we were able to survive every day, day by day, with our daily struggles. I started working seasonal jobs in farms to help with the needs and education for my children.

While striving every day to make ends meet, a group of women invited me to their meetings on how to save money with just under R10, 00 a week and we all knew that no matter how things are staff in our lives we are able to save rand every day.

We felt motivated and moved to learn how to save money and help one other in our community, as we are all unemployed. The SHG GROUPS from KTD196.

This program help us to grow with what we have and make appositive change in our lives, through the trainings we received, we are able to learn how to work with what we have and educate each other. With different kinds of discussions to strengthen our views and maintaining peace and unity among ourselves as we take our journey to the next step.

Our money is taking care of us, we are supporting our work forward, and we are very thankful for all you have done for us, we are able to provide for our children’s school fees, started building houses. Soon we are going to buy stock to sell around our areas for building strength and motivation among each other for a better future for our children.

Thank you very much, continue to bring change for women because they are the foundation of the future generations to come, God bless you.

SHG counting and sharing money saved!
SHG counting and sharing money saved!

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Julia's chicken coop in the making! She's so proud
Julia's chicken coop in the making! She's so proud

Thank you KTD196 Community you are amazing! Thank you for your amazing support! Together we are changing lives for generations to come. Today I want to introduce you to Julia, for those who have been with us for over 6years will have previously met Lulama, Julia's child who sadly succumbed to Tuberculosis at a young age, she was one of our most passionate scouts and has left a lasting impact on KTD196 and all who knew her.

Julia is a dedicated mother and grandmother who lost her husband about 10yrs ago, since then she has persevered as a foreign national despite all the viciousness of this land towards foreigners. She has persevered against poverty, sickness, crime, and hopelessness. Now she has true hope to become a business owner through the SHG Approach you are supporting.

I have put her story up on our YouTube channel with the link below. It is in language but the translation is in the text below. Sadly, the wind was an issue that day and we do not have professional equipment but as you can see her home is pretty rough and as stated a few reports ago I feel her Chicken House is built far better however everything is a process and I am sure a new home will be on her list once her business is thriving.

Now for a personal note, I want to apologize in advance, I will be on extended sick leave for the next 6 weeks. I will endeavor to send out reports and thank yous to all who donate but if there is a delay please understand, that the delay is not by choice but circumstance and it is not a reflection on your gift. I have other staff that could do this task but I take your support so seriously I don't want to just hand it over. Another issue is that they are all at camp with +/- 150kids going through the program over the next 3weeks with no internet access.

Thank you so much for your support of the program but also of myself.

Blessings

Louise

 

My name is Julia. I am from Myakayaka Village; I have been staying in this village from 1988 with my family of five children and one grandchild. We ran away from Mozambique because of the war. Things were very difficult, at that time I was working in different farms, big trucks used to transport us from our places to farms to work.

At first I was renting, I didn’t have my own place to stay with my family until I managed to find myself stand to build a small house for me and my children because my husband past away living me to take care of all my children’s needs.

I know KTD196 from when my child was part of scouts.

Life of struggle was hard, one day KTD196, came to our village with SHG Trainings on how we can save money from little as R2.00 and how we can manage to start our own business from our savings. We are very grateful to this opportunity of empowering women financially and giving us security for the future. We named our group (PFUXANANI) which means RISE TOGETHER.

We believe we are rising together as women in support of our families, with the change of mind- set that we have now we are ready for change and more skills to better our lives we are going to achieve more for better future. Thank you very much for your support.

With the help of your support I believe my dream to build a better house for my children and have healthy environment to stay in is my focus, and looking into how to grow and strengthen our savings and contributions.

We believe in this development in our lives and we shall forever cherish the idea to save and grow and live with what you have. Thank you very much once more again.

God bless you

Julia

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Lindani aged 15yrs
Lindani aged 15yrs

Thank you so much for being a part of our success story! Thank you so much for assisting our children to have a hope and a dream to work towards.

Today I want to introduce you to Lidani, a young man who has been in our program since 2020. When you read his story you will be amazed at how quickly he has changed his behaviour and how lasting the change has been.

If you are new to KTD196 you may not realise that over the last 19yrs that we have been operating we have produced Doctors, Lawyers, Nurses, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Acturalists, Chartered Accountants, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Chemical and Biological Engineers, Pharmacists, as well as various trades people such as electricians, plumbers, boiler makers etc. It is a privilege to see these children realise their dreams through KTD196. None of this would be possible without you! You make this happen. Without KTD196 and the programs we run, none of these children (remember we work with the poorest of the poor from the poorest villages and schools) or perhaps maybe the odd child, would achieve their dreams and often not even have dreams.

You are the catalyst.

Thank you so much for making such a huge difference

You truly are a blessing

Louise

 

 

My name is Lidani I am 15 years old. I started scouts in 2020 I am from Myakayaka village.

Before I joined scouts, I was under the influence of peer pressure doing all the wrongs things in life. I started having relationships with girls, not knowing the effects of dating at the young age. I didnt even consider about being a teenage dad or the impact it would have on my girl friend. I was very ignorant about HIV as well. I now understand and realise that it would short circuit my future, my girl friends future and my child. I would have to leave school and try to get a job which is very difficult especially because my mother is a refugee from Mozambique and none of us have ID documents.

I also never knew that animals are friendly all they need is care and love and safety, I used to throw sticks and stones at animals and beat them because I was afraid. I was not loyal or kind to other people, I would treat people very badly and I would often bully my younger siblings and be cruel to others.

Since joining scouts, I am now a changed person learning all the scout laws and promises made me a better human being I am now responsible and trustworthy leader. I have started to like animals and now understand and take good care of them in a friendly manner. I also have learned to respect myself. We have learnt about ABC Abstinance, Be Faithful and Condomise through KTD196 but I have chosen to Abstain and Be Faithful to myself, I no longer have girl friends, that way I can work towards my future without fear of becoming a father early.

What I enjoy in scouts is we learn adventures things about nature, how to take care of our climate,  going to camp on school holidays is the best experiences of true adventure and learning in a different fun way. Living in the village is dangerous, there are a lot of criminals and violence, coming to camp I can relax and enjoy. It is tiring at camp because we are doing a lot and learning a lot of knew things but the stress of violence isnt there.

What I have learned since joining KTD196 is I have learned to love myself and be truthful, loyal to others. We learned about Sir Robert Baden Powell who started scouts in his country. Purifying of water is most exciting because in the village water is difficult to come by and often we have to go to the river, so do the animals, and other people use the river as a toilet so by learning how to purify water my family does not get sick. I now know hygiene is important in our life. In addition, how to care of our natural things like trees birds and animals, we need to protect nature and care for it, not distroy it.

In future, I want to be a medical doctor because many people in my community are struggling for health care. In addition, my dream is to be able to run my own private practice to help people.

I am still in scouts because I want to reach to the top award position in scouts while learning and developing my skills while having fun in every lesson. Thank you for making that possible

Your friend Lidani

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Lindani aged 15yrs
Lindani aged 15yrs

Thank you so much for being a part of our success story! Thank you so much for assisting our children to have a hope and a dream to work towards.

Today I want to introduce you to Lidani, a young man who has been in our program since 2020. When you read his story you will be amazed at how quickly he has changed his behaviour and how lasting the change has been.

If you are new to KTD196 you may not realise that over the last 19yrs that we have been operating we have produced Doctors, Lawyers, Nurses, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Acturalists, Chartered Accountants, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Chemical and Biological Engineers, Pharmacists, as well as various trades people such as electricians, plumbers, boiler makers etc. It is a privilege to see these children realise their dreams through KTD196. None of this would be possible without you! You make this happen. Without KTD196 and the programs we run, none of these children (remember we work with the poorest of the poor from the poorest villages and schools) or perhaps maybe the odd child, would achieve their dreams and often not even have dreams.

You are the catalyst.

Thank you so much for making such a huge difference

You truly are a blessing

Louise

 

 

My name is Lidani I am 15 years old. I started scouts in 2020 I am from Myakayaka village.

Before I joined scouts, I was under the influence of peer pressure doing all the wrongs things in life. I started having relationships with girls, not knowing the effects of dating at the young age. I didnt even consider about being a teenage dad or the impact it would have on my girl friend. I was very ignorant about HIV as well. I now understand and realise that it would short circuit my future, my girl friends future and my child. I would have to leave school and try to get a job which is very difficult especially because my mother is a refugee from Mozambique and none of us have ID documents.

I also never knew that animals are friendly all they need is care and love and safety, I used to throw sticks and stones at animals and beat them because I was afraid. I was not loyal or kind to other people, I would treat people very badly and I would often bully my younger siblings and be cruel to others.

Since joining scouts, I am now a changed person learning all the scout laws and promises made me a better human being I am now responsible and trustworthy leader. I have started to like animals and now understand and take good care of them in a friendly manner. I also have learned to respect myself. We have learnt about ABC Abstinance, Be Faithful and Condomise through KTD196 but I have chosen to Abstain and Be Faithful to myself, I no longer have girl friends, that way I can work towards my future without fear of becoming a father early.

What I enjoy in scouts is we learn adventures things about nature, how to take care of our climate,  going to camp on school holidays is the best experiences of true adventure and learning in a different fun way. Living in the village is dangerous, there are a lot of criminals and violence, coming to camp I can relax and enjoy. It is tiring at camp because we are doing a lot and learning a lot of knew things but the stress of violence isnt there.

What I have learned since joining KTD196 is I have learned to love myself and be truthful, loyal to others. We learned about Sir Robert Baden Powell who started scouts in his country. Purifying of water is most exciting because in the village water is difficult to come by and often we have to go to the river, so do the animals, and other people use the river as a toilet so by learning how to purify water my family does not get sick. I now know hygiene is important in our life. In addition, how to care of our natural things like trees birds and animals, we need to protect nature and care for it, not distroy it.

In future, I want to be a medical doctor because many people in my community are struggling for health care. In addition, my dream is to be able to run my own private practice to help people.

I am still in scouts because I want to reach to the top award position in scouts while learning and developing my skills while having fun in every lesson. Thank you for making that possible

Your friend Lidani

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Location: Modjadjiskloof, Limpopo - South Africa
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