Bridges of Hope for Children was established to provide love, care and a home for orphaned, abandoned and abused children, infected and affected by HIV/AIDS in rural KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.
Each child that comes to us is welcomed into our family as a special and important member. Some children are placed back with family members or suitable foster parents, and some remain with us long term. Our desire for each little one is that they are given the best family that God has for them.
Our preschool is starting to fill up with children from the nearby housing area. We are delighted to be able to make a difference in our local community. We use the Konos Curriculum which is biblically based on Godly character formation. Our children have the benefit of extending their social circle, and our community's children by receiving teaching in areas that are not generally covered in local schools, such as computer literacy and music. Both Zulu and English are learned and practiced by the children to give them the best possible advantage when they move on to higher grades.
Our house received a much needed facelift this month. An enormous thank you to Albert, Peter & Dwayne Vergos and his team for the painting!
The Methodist Church Sunday School children joined with our children for a picnic on the farm. The tractor and trailer ride was the highlight of the day!
We are thrilled with our new Mamamimi wood burning bread oven, so generously donated to us by Paul Elliot! We are baking all our own bread, and have started to generate much needed income by selling freshly baked bread to the locals.
Another blessing this month was the birth of 2 litters of pedigreed Labrador puppies . They are being showered with love and attention.
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