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Welcoming Olebogeng, Boitshepo and Thato to the SOS Africa Family

30 Dec 2011

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When running SOS Africa, there are few moments as special as when we walk new additions to the SOS Africa family through the school gates for the first time. After another very successful year we are delighted to announce that in January 2012 we will be introducing three new children to our education program.

It is our pleasure to introduce you to Olebogeng (junior), Boitshepo and Thato:

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Olebogeng, Age 5

Olebogeng was born on the 25th February 2006. Sadly, his father is deceased and he lives with his unemployed mother and four elder siblings. They live in lonely park where Oleb attended the Rotary sponsored Early Learning Centre this year. It has been a difficult year for the family as a few months ago their house burnt down. 2012 promises to be a much better year for the family now that Oleb’s education has been secured.

Boitshepo, Age 5

Born on March 2nd 2006, Boitshepo lives with her mother and one sibling in Lonely Park. Her father is alive but is sadly not a part of their lives. Her mother is single and struggles to bring up her two children on her own. Faced with the difficult challenge of trying to feed and clothe her children, education is something she would never have been able to afford. Hopefully by securing Boitshepo’s education we can ensure that she will not face similar worries when she has a family of her own.

Thato, Age 5

Thato was born on October 4th 2006. He lives in a tiny house in Lonely Park with both of his parents. Although both his mother and father work, they struggle to support their four children as they are on very basic salaries. Thato also attended the Rotary sponsored Early Learning Centre this year. When we first told Thato’s mother about the support we would provide her youngest son she could hardly contain her joy and believes it to be a miracle.

For each of these children, January 2012 represents the beginning of an incredible journey at the end of which they will hopefully be able to secure successful employment and raise the standards of living of their entire families. Throughout this journey they will be fully supported by the SOS Africa staff and the other members of the SOS Africa family. A few weeks ago we held a special party to welcome Olebogeng, Boitshepo and Thato; as you can see, it didn’t take them long to settle in.

We would like to wish Olebogeng, Boitshepo, Thato and the rest of the SOS Africa children the best of luck as their journeys continue throughout 2012 and thank you, SOS Africa’s supporters for making this possible.

Comments (1)

  1. Claudia Titley@ 04/01/2012 @ 20:32

    Comment: The photographs are absolutely brilliant! Well done and thank you to Helena Snyman!

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