Thursday, October 28, 2010
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Sunday, October 17, 2010
- They have to dress up in apron and gloves to do it.
- It gets messy.
- They see the colour wheel come to life.
- They work with their hands.
- It gives them a sense of achievement and self-worth.
- It is a means of self-expression and uniqueness.
- They LOVE the Wow Moment.
- They get to wear what they have made...again and again...and again...
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Last week I had the most amazing time at Maranatha Bana in Pretoria North. I made rainbow spiral T-shirts with more than 150 kids, ranging from little ones all the way up to teenagers.
Maranatha Bana is a privately funded NGO that supports needy children in the local community through the intervention of a local church. They supply housing, food, education, sports facilities and other activities from which the children benefit.
I had the most amazing time there. The kids were SO excited about the shirts that they made that many of them decided to put them on and wear them when they were still sopping wet out of the rinse. It was quite an experience to hear their excited voices and see them all running around in their new T-shirts on the playground.
Even though I was absolutely exhausted when I got home that evening, I could not fall asleep. My head just kept spinning with all the happy little faces and rainbow bursts of colour from the day's fun activities.
Each time that I work in an NGO like this one, I look around me and realise how lucky I have been to have grown up with both of my parents in a supporting family environment.
Hats off to Maranatha Bana for taking care of these kids. You guys are doing an awesome job!
Have a great day in full colour!