Cancellation of women’s shelter project – Outlook 2023

Report from Dorothee Holly, 1st Chairperson: I was in South Africa in October and unfortunately have to inform you that we will not be able to realise the "Building a women's shelter" project. The project started with major, unforeseeable problems. We needed a new construction drawing, the building site was most likely unsuitable and the existing [...]

Cancellation of women’s shelter project – Outlook 20232022-11-29T10:58:36+01:00

Emergency project “Asibuyeni Primary School”

An acute emergency prompted us to realise another project at short notice: Asibuyeni Primary School currently has 230 pupils aged 5 to 13 and is located in the Ezimpisini area, very close to the famous Tembe Elephant Park. The headmaster of the school, Musa Duze, asked us for help as 5 out of 7 classrooms were [...]

Emergency project “Asibuyeni Primary School”2020-08-13T11:11:08+02:00

The opening of the “Sweet Little Things” kindergarten

On 10 February, the time had finally come: the "Sweet Little Things" kindergarten built by the "Colours for Kids e. V." association was officially opened. Niederelbert Chairwoman, Dorothee Holly, and South African Karin van Rooyen, who is in charge of the organisation's projects near Durban, were also on site. The 30 or so kindergarten [...]

The opening of the “Sweet Little Things” kindergarten2019-03-06T15:05:19+01:00

Project successfully completed: new MusaweNkosi building

When an old chicken coop becomes a great new building, then you can look back with pride on a successful project. With donations from many supporters, we have managed to construct a new building at the MusaweNkosi orphanage to give the older children the opportunity to stay at the centre and take in more younger children. [...]

Project successfully completed: new MusaweNkosi building2018-04-13T17:38:45+02:00

Sweet Little Things – Kindergarten – Project 2019

February, we visited the "Sweet Litte Things" kindergarten in Esikhawini/Edube Village, about 15 kilometres from Richards Bay, with several members of the association. The kindergarten, which is privately run by Patricia Mkwanyane, is located in a small wooden hut in the centre of a poor residential area in Edube Village. Patricia has been working [...]

Sweet Little Things – Kindergarten – Project 20192018-03-12T10:49:05+01:00

News from the construction site

Things are progressing in leaps and bounds! Gavin, the manager of the MusaweNkosi orphanage, reports: The walls and windows are now in place. We had some heavy downpours which prevented the workers from continuing, but we hope to finish the plastering of the walls, and the roof before Christmas, and then the interior can be completed [...]

News from the construction site2017-12-07T11:19:56+01:00

Start of our new project

The first construction phase of our new project at the MusaweNkosi orphanage has begun! The workers have been busy laying bricks, and partitioning off the rooms. This is the first step towards improving the living conditions of the children as quickly as possible. We still need your support in the form of donations so that we [...]

Start of our new project2017-12-04T12:21:49+01:00

Project successfully completed: Mandosi Creche

Many parents were in despair when the Mandosi kindergarten was closed due to being in a dilapidated state. On the one hand, both parents have to work in order to earn a living and, on the other, mothers in South Africa are often single parents. So who would look after the children after the lockdown? But [...]

Project successfully completed: Mandosi Creche2017-09-11T10:04:29+02:00

Start of the project “Mandosi Creche”

A warm "Hello" to all visitors to our website! There is news from South Africa, especially from our "Mandosi Creche " project. I was there in March. Unfortunately, the kindergarten has since been closed. Heavy rainfall and massive roof damage made it impossible to run the kindergarten. Our thirst for action is now all the more [...]

Start of the project “Mandosi Creche”2017-04-26T10:42:38+02:00
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