A New School Year Begins in Mafikeng

As the new school year begins in South Africa and SOS Africa enters its 11th year in operation, the charity has added an additional 2 children to its education programme in Mafikeng, taking the total number of children supported in the region to 20. We are delighted to welcome Angela and Rorisang into Reception and Grade 1. Meanwhile after a fantastic 2013, all 18 SOS Africa children have been promoted to their next grades, including 5 children now attending Mafikeng High School. These wonderful images of the first day of the new school year were captured by SOS Africa photographer Helena Krige... 

 

Collecting the children from their homes in Lonely Park Township   Collecting the children from their homes in Lonely Park Township

Walking the SOS Africa Children to their first classes of the year   Walking the SOS Africa Children to their first classes of the year

SOS Africa's High School Children   First class of the school year

The SOS Africa Staff and Children in Mafikeng   The SOS Africa Staff and Children in Mafikeng

Friends reunited   The SOS Africa Aftercare Center Mural   Should homework be this fun?

Welcoming our new additions   Home time

The end of a memorable day   The end of a memorable day