Othandweni in Soweto

IMG_5953When opportunity strikes, grab it with both hands! That’s exactly what we did when one of our members unexpectedly found herself with a free sunday during a business trip to South Africa. In literally a few hours, we were able to organise a visit to the Othandweni Orphanage in Soweto, Johannesburg (thanks to our extended network of friends, namely Daisy Mcdonald).

We consulted Mama Lerato to find out the needs of the orphanage and soon afterwards we prepared for a fun afternoon with a car full of basic necessities (diapers, cereals, milk powder) but also goodies (dolls, lego, toys, sports equipment) and. Our goal was simply to bring smiles, love and laughter (all important ingredients for health and wellbeing) and to create a space where the children could hope and dream.

Februar 2012,

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