Archive | May 2015

Grade 4 Kanana Experience

When I arrived at Kanana, I felt excited and overwhelmed to be at the guest house. The children in the crèche were very cute and I was really looking forward to meeting them, but one child always wanted a piggy back. I looked around and saw dogs barking, people washing their cars and some others were walking their dogs. The visit to the township made me realize that I should be grateful for what I have. The thing that surprised me the most was that they can make such delicious meat, pap and chaka laka. The most memorable part of our visit was when we went to the crèche.
Mia QU

When I arrived at Kanana, I felt grateful for having a home, made out of bricks and for a wonderful school to work and learn in. The children in the crèche were so cute and one of the girls kissed my hand when we were going to leave. I looked around and saw shacks and wondered how could they survive in the cold and the hotness? The visit to the township made me realize how hard they work. The thing that surprised me was that they had to share taps. The most memorable thing was that Donald worked so hard to build a house out of bricks and it took a lot of years to build the house.
Biyu QU
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Gugulethu- Township Tour

The Grade 4 children had the privilege of visiting Gugulethu this term. Our tour started at a very smart guest house. We then went to a local creche to play with the children. This was one of the highlights of our tour as our children were so compassionate and loving towards these little children and we all received loads of love in return. Our walk through Kanana, an informal settlement, was a real eye opener to most of us. This was true “learning beyond the classroom”. We also visited a local primary school where we found the teachers and pupils very accommodating and we were welcomed with open arms. Our tour ended with a meal at the popular restaurant, Mzoli’s. What a feast we had! Gugulethu is a warm and friendly community and a township tour is highly recommended.