HELLO FROM SOUTH AFRICA // AN UPDATE FROM THE EEC

I received some photos and an update from The Ebongalethu Educare Center Preschool & Nursery earlier this week! The EEC is the school Atiliay sponsors through our Valentine’s Day Cards For A Cause Campaign as well as other cards and items in our shop.  With the help of our customers, we provide nutritious meals for the children here.

The EEC March 2016{Gladys, her teachers and helpers, and some of the adorable little ones in front of The EEC}

Although the drought they are experiencing is affecting the food prices, overall, everyone is doing well including Gladys (the amazing woman who runs The EEC), the teachers, the children, and my contact, Byron.

I also received news that Gladys is currently taking care of a little girl named Anelisa who was born with a disability–Byron has contacted Anelisa’s doctor to find out more about her condition and what they can do to help. Anelisa is the sweetest 3 year old and Gladys and her teachers are doing the best they can to take care of her. Anelisa’s mother, Lungelwa, is a single unemployed mother of 3 and Gladys was explaining how she gives the family a few packets of porridge each month to help. I will keep you posted as we learn more and see if there is anything we can do to help Gladys look after Anelisa. I am sending good thoughts to Anelisa and I know Gladys will give her the best care possible in a happy and safe environment.

Below are a few more photos from The EEC…

The EEC - March 20216

{From left to right: Elliot from Miracle Meals Trust (they help Food4Africa deliver porridge to The EEC and is the same organization my contact Byron is a part of), Gladys the founder of The EEC, and Gladys’ teachers and helpers with the children getting ready to to do an activity.}

The EEC - March 2016

{One of the new entrance gates at The EEC which makes it safer for the children–and Gladys’ Jack Russells (they are lying on the front step by the door :)}

The EEC - March 2016

{Here’s a better pic of the pups!}

Thank you to each person who has ever purchased a card that helped to provide meals for these little ones–they deserve a good start in life and every bowl of porridge is providing them with the nutrients they need to grow and thrive!

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