News From Mother of Peace

By November 18, 2008 No Comments

Dear Friends!
Once again, on behalf of all of us at Mother of Peace – Illovo, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support and care. You are as much part of this project as we are, and without your participation we would not be where we are today. As you read this 3rd quarter edition of the Mother of Peace – Illovo Newsletter you will see that with the partnering of many organisations, businesses and individuals, comes growth and success. So, whether you have given finances, donations in kind, volunteered to spend time with the children, or prayed for us, please know that all of you are part-and-parcel of the fabric of success that is Mother of Peace – Illovo. We are profoundly grateful for, and we truly appreciate, your partnership and
friendship in helping to give the children here a better life and a brighter future. Thank you. Please enjoy sharing our joy at the progress taking place at Mother of Peace – Illovo.
Heather Cloete

Inkwali Primary School Ablution Block
Volunteer builders from Ireland came out recently to work on the new Chapel and on the school ablution block. About thirty children from Mother of Peace – Illovo attend school at the Inkwali Primary School. The ablution block was identified by the school principal as a necessity when Eddie and Gemma Dillon visited in March of this year. Gemma and Eddie went back to Ireland and raised nearly R100 000,00 for this project. The block of eighteen toilets should be completed by the end of November.

The Chicken Project
It was an exciting day for Mother of Peace – Illovo on Tuesday 06 May, especially for ‘Farmer Brown’ Gavin who received the first batch of two-hundred chirping chicks at 06:15 in the morning! Discussions have been under way between Nedbank Retail KZN, the Rotary Club of Amanzimtoti and Mother of Peace – Illovo, since last year. Many thanks go to these two organisations for their continued support and their confidence in Mother of Peace – Illovo. The chickens will be used for Mother of Peace consumption and some chickens will be sold to the local community to cover the costs of the project. The chicken project, combined with our recently expanded vegetable gardens, will save enormously on our monthly food bill.

Sponsor a Home Project.
We are very pleased to announce
that we are currently receiving part or full sponsorship for thirty children. One family from Italy, who were on vacation in South Africa, came to visit us to meet the young man that they have sponsored. It was a wonderful opportunity for them to actually see what Mother of Peace – Illovo is all about and spend a short time with ‘their’ child.
The Computer Room Adult Basic Education & Training (ABET)
I Care and Mother of Peace have jointly set up a computer room in the St Joseph’s building. This facility will be used by the I Care Christian School, I Care housemothers and fathers as well as Mother of Peace staff and children. An ABET school for I Care and Mother of Peace staff is up-and-running and Mother of Peace and I Care staff are doing well learning literacy and numeracy on the computers. Workbooks are also used. This is a six-month course and most of the staff will have completed Levels 1, 2 or 3 by December.