And On to 2012. Following are the proposed projects requested from our partners:
Generally the projects fall into categories like this:
Creche Enhancement Project. (CEP)
Children Are Special Project. (CASP)
Youth Engaged in Service. (YES)
Biblical Principles of Business. (BPOB)
Creche Upliftment Project.(CUP) (a new project launch this year).
Educational Distribution Project. (EDP)
Christmas for Creches.
Continue curriculum development.
Counseling, career and life.
AWA will also provide support services to other partners and groups traveling to and from South Africa.
Looks like a busy year ahead.
Following are exerpts from 2011
2011 was a great year. The launch of a new project to train teachers who work in creches came to be. This pilot program has been well attended, and in fact we have a waiting list in two provinces for people who want to take this certified course!
We have three partially sponsored college students this year. They are diligently seeking their future in a school system that has very few seats available for any achievers. If you would like to help these three students financially, please check the "Help AWA" button on the right to see how to make donations.
AWA helped launch a micro enterprise in March in a rural tribal village.
New things, new people, but never forget the old. We are continuing on the projects that we have established in the past, and our partners continue to grow toward more productivity and success in their work as a result.
A continuation of the YES project will commence in June. The business training courses are ongoing. Tower gardens are always popular and will continue this year. AWA has funded food supplies for creches around South Africa as well as developing curriculum and donating materials for teachers to work with.
Creche Enhancement Project passes pilot with great success and second implementation is now scheduled.
AWA is scheduled to receive donations to distribute to schools and creches. This is a huge effort that will take many hands. Thanks Mark for letting us drop stuff at you place for a while!
AWA has been working on establishing a library for a few years, a successful book drive of over 1200 books will enable this very soon!
New student awards program is being finalized in the Northwest and soon new teaching opportunities will arise from that.
AWA will be working with a Johannesburg partner to establish the framework for a very large micro loan and business entrepreneur project. It's in the works folks.
Look for more galleries coming soon. This is only the beginning!
We are grateful that every day new volunteers are joining our ranks in South Africa. We have a need for a volunteer now who can help us manage our volunteer effort! Exciting stuff!
Please check here for more on the 2011 project calendar. More is coming soon.
End of 2011
Below is a review of what happened in 2010.
SAM2010 Projects at a Glance
Beginning of year until project launch there are a number of projects that continue from previous efforts.
June 15-18 YES camp A youth retreat and service camping trip
June 18-22 Farm School Teacher training and implementation in Limpopo
June 23 M High School Business training Course 1
July 7-9 Phakamani and Gauteng Business training Course 1-2
July 10 M High School Business training Course 2
July 23-25 Moiletswane Playground build, teacher training, children activities, MAST, Business training Course 1
July 27 Maglad Crèche Teacher training, children activities, MAST
July 28-Aug 12 The Fold MAST projects
July 29 YES Follow up in Vaalwater
July 30 AWA Partners DISC in Vaalwater
Aug 3 Soweto Crèche Teacher training, children activities, MAST
Aug 5 Alex Youth Centre Teacher training, children activities
Aug 7 Moiletswane building playground equipment.
Aug 17-8 Moiletswane Teacher training, YES follow up, MAST,
Business training Course 2
Aug 19-20 Phalaborwa, Tower garden project
Aug 27 Soweto Crèche Teacher training, children activities, MAST
Aug 28 Emmanuel Homes Follow up YES, MAST
Aug 30 Emmanuel Homes MAST
Aug 31 Alex Youth Centre Teacher training, MAST, children activities
Sept 1-5 Moiletswane Teacher training, YES follow up, MAST, evangelistic meetings, Business Course 3
Sept 7 Maglad Crèche Teacher training, children activities, MAST
Sept 8 Lethabo Kids Club Teaching lesson, YES follow up.
Sept 21 Soweto Crèche Teacher training, children activities
Sept 22 Thembalethu Homeless work at Melville Union
Sept 23 Hotel Hope Teacher training, children activities
MAST – Maintenance and Skills Training