Inauguration of the Rainbow School classroom

On 15 April 2023, we officially opened the new classroom at Rainbow School. The donations from Colours for Kids made it possible to build a new timber frame construction. The project was implemented quickly. Karin was on site with her husband, and brother for several days [...]

Inauguration of the Rainbow School classroom2024-03-08T11:13:52+01:00

Container for MusaweNkosi

In March 2023, 2 modified containers were set up for the MusaweNkosi orphanage. These will be used for skills training.

Container for MusaweNkosi2024-03-08T11:14:45+01:00

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

Corona in South Africa

Due to the nationwide lockdown since the end of March, many South Africans are currently facing existential hardship. The extreme poverty of more than half of the population has increased further as a result of the government's measures. Many people have lost their jobs, especially those who were doing day jobs. Families fear for their [...]

Corona in South Africa2024-03-08T11:22:25+01:00

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

The construction drawing is ready

A South African architect has now produced a building plan for the new "Sweet Little Things" kindergarten. We are in the process of further planning and preparations and hope for many donations for our project in 2019!

The construction drawing is ready2018-08-14T10:16:05+02:00

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
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