2014 draws to a close…another year, done and dusted!! Can you believe it?!
Its been an incredible year…Here’s some stats coming out of 2014:
- 14 children were placed with Forever Families
- 14 new children were accepted into our Babies Home
- 12 Preschool teachers graduated from our Training Program
- Over 500 kids were reached in Olievenhoutbosch through the Training Program
- 20 Grade R pupils are moving onto Grade 1 next year from Urban Kids
- Urban Kids has started expanding, and will have 94 kids in the school in 2015
- We have grown our staff team to nearly 30 people!
- We have even BIGGER hopes and dreams for 2015!!
It has been a mammoth year for Botshabelo…and we could NEVER have done it alone, so we need to say this:
Thank you for giving financially, volunteering, collecting donations, dropping donations off, loving our children, spoiling the staff, singing with the Sound of Music, painting our walls, filling our Mandela Day square, stocking our stationery cupboards, printing, calling, encouraging, crying with us, laughing with us, celebrating, baking cakes, buying presents, fixing up preschools, coming to the KidZone Carnival, Riding for a Future, cheering us on…THANK YOU!!!!
Thank you to all those that donated financially to us this year…big amounts and small amounts…THANK YOU! Thank you for those that have given faithfully month in and month out, thank you to those that have adopted a cot, and to those that got their company to choose us to support! Thank you…because without these donations, we would have no way of impacting many lives! We would not have the hands to love and feed our children, the teachers to inspire the crazy bunch of preschoolers or the super-team of Trainers to uplift education in our community. We simply would not be able to do it!
Thank you to those that brought nappies, formula, stationery, clothes, toys, furniture and so much more…every little bit helps!
Thank you to our major donors of 2014; Remata, 4-ways Office National, Human Communications, Scribante, Momentum, Sage Computers, Conco, One Life Church, Latty International, Wyke, BMW Fountains, National Lottery and Department of Social Development…to name a few!!
Thank you! Thank You! THANK YOU!!
The words just don’t quite cut it…but we hope you hear our hearts…grateful beyond words, humbled, honoured and incredibly glad that you’ve joined us on this adventure of changing our world!!
We hope that you’ll join us on the 2015 journey, and bring your friends, family and company along too…join in the fun, the crazy, the adventure and you’ll get front-row seats to life change, transformation and most importantly HOPE for the future!
And last but definitely not least, we’d like to thank our Provider…Jesus Christ! For all He has done in our midst this year…rescuing children, healing them, protecting them, & comforting us when the road was tough. He is truly our motivation for all that we do, and all of this would not be possible withoutthe God of Heaven behind us, urging us on!
Here’s to 2015…