Ein paar persönliche Worte von der Projektleiterin Fiona Hayhoe-Weiland:
Umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu.
("I am because of you" - Zulu wisdom)
Our small children's charity was officially established in 2015 by me and my husband, Jürgen, as an opportunity to actively give back to the community where my roots are, and where a big part of my heart is still strongly connected to.
To offer as many children as possible the opportunity to live their lives fully, to dream big and be able to realise these dreams.
Many communities in South Africa have become scattered and fragmented, so one of our intentions is to offer support, through an empowered next generation, to bring back this connectedness and unity.
- Angel Ruth's Soup Kitchen - where we feed about 30 children under the age of 6, 3 times per week. The soup kitchen is also used for other community events organised by our amazing soup kitchen "mother", Nokuthula. The soup kitchen is located in Lidgetton, one of the poorest rural villages in South Africa.
- Action in Autism (AIA) - a unique autistic project in Durban, where we sponsor at least one child per year, as well as other special projects. Collaborating with AlA is pure soul nourishment - they are a community with huge hearts who are following an authentic path.
- Music Voyage - a grass roots music project started by a friend, where we are presently sponsoring one child, Aphile, through music school. She came from the village of Lidgetton and is now in her final year of High school - a completely transformed young woman, who recently established her own small local charity to give back to her community.
I have a personal connection to all our projects and the people who run them.
All our funds go directly to the projects via Lucky Beans. We are a registered charity in Germany, and can give out tax return forms for all donations given. We are very grateful that Sonia and the Yogaloft have decided to become sponsors of Lucky Beans, and donate 10% of their income from classes and mini-workshops to our children's projects. My relationship with Sonia goes back to the early days of the yogaloft in 2005 where I did my yoga teacher training. I am thrilled that we can collaborate via our mutual love for yoga in a project connected to a country that she has also grown to love.
To know more about our projects, please look at our website or contact us directly.
Wir spenden 10% unserer DuoClasses und Workshops an Lucky Beans (ein gemeinnütziger Verein zur Unterstützung hilfsbedürftiger Kinder und Jugendlicher in Südafrika e.V.)