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  • Mandela Day | The Family International
    more in the future We not only distributed clothes and shoes but also served all 350 children a hot meal and snack food and played games in addition to our normal program A company donated over 800 kilos of mielie meal a staple food here and nearly 70 cans of beans which will feed many more mouths in the next few weeks Some of the neediest children who arrived in rags and holey shoes received a complete makeover from head to toe much to their delight We then took 23 of the teenagers back to our residential training centre and had Bible classes played volley ball and taught the girls how to do a hip hop dance which they loved Then we kitted them all out with T shirts and toiletries The following week we heard that a radio station had collected clothes on Mandela Day in Mandela Square Johannesburg We phoned them and told them about our work and they asked us to come immediately to collect the items they had received It took a few trips to pick up all the shoes blankets and clothing it was thousands and thousands of items We distributed these items to well over 100 adults living with TB and HIV as they are a particularly needy group especially in the winter when they really feel the cold We also gave them all a hot meal and used the opportunity to explain about our support groups so that they can benefit on the long term The following day our Gogo Grandmother Club members benefitted from the warm clothing we gave them These women look after their grandchildren because their daughters have died of AIDS They really need and deserve our help and encouragement The following Sunday we distributed clothing to our Sunday Club

    Original URL path: http://www.thefamilyinternational.org/en/work/africa/articles/2011/237/ (2016-02-15)
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  • The Family International Africa | The Family International
    Statement Worldwide Work Children Viewpoints Contact Email Us Sitemap Home Worldwide Work Africa 2010 Articles The Family International Africa View by Project View by Year Food Distribution Scheme Nairobi Weekly Feeding Program highlights Food staples e g maize rice and beans are regularly distributed by our Family Care Missions volunteers Tweet All Regions Africa Kenya Madagascar Nigeria South Africa Uganda America Central America North America South Asia Pacific Asia South

    Original URL path: http://www.thefamilyinternational.org/en/work/africa/articles/2010/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Food Distribution Scheme, Nairobi | The Family International
    Food staples e g maize rice and beans are regularly distributed by our Family Care Missions volunteers In Mombasa we collaborate with the Olives Rehabilitation Center which provides food assistance as well as social motivation geared towards children and youth Annually we launch our Buckets of Love project during which we distribute hundreds of buckets and packages containing food essentials and hygiene supplies for patients and single mothers from the

    Original URL path: http://www.thefamilyinternational.org/en/work/africa/articles/2010/227/ (2016-02-15)
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  • The Family International Africa | The Family International
    mush beans and split peas to distribute Volunteers helped unload this massive amount of food and piled it high on 16 palettes 12 Foundation Stones Training Courses Since the beginning of 2004 The Family International in Port Harcourt has been running the 12 Foundation Stones Bible study course Life Caring Orphanage Recently we began working with the Life Caring Orphanage which cares for orphans from babyhood until they are grown

    Original URL path: http://www.thefamilyinternational.org/en/work/africa/articles/2009/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Food Distribution | The Family International
    reach as many needy families as possible we decided to make food parcels of 4 5 kilos of assorted grains each We delivered these at the local day care clinic where we were able to give parcels to over a thousand different families from the townships as well as to hundreds of patients suffering from HIV AIDS and TB With over 10 000 kilos of grain to give to those in need there was more than enough to also donate substantial amounts to 13 centres and soup kitchens as well as thousands of individuals Some Thank You Letters Thank you for your kind donation We truly acknowledge the endowment of food samp and beans that you and the Lions International organised for children at Baphumelele Children s Home Your contribution will definitely make a huge difference to each and every child We must say that the food has come at a right time when we truly needed it this Easter will be a very special one for the children We thank you very much and may God bless you in every area of your work Your contribution will help us save the young innocent children whose lives have all been impacted by the HIV AIDS pandemic rampaging in our country they are orphans or they have been abandoned by dying parents they have been dumped as little babies or they are HIV positive themselves One way or another they have all already experienced death disease abuse neglect and hunger in their still so young lives It is people like you who help to give these children back their childhood their smiles their trust in life and a future We are very grateful for your support Baphumelele Children s Home Thank you for the donation of 400 soup packs Please be

    Original URL path: http://www.thefamilyinternational.org/en/work/africa/articles/2009/136/ (2016-02-15)
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  • "12 Foundation Stones" Training Courses | The Family International
    Stones Bible study course The purpose of this study course is to give the students a practical and balanced perspective of biblical principles for everyday living thus motivating those who take the course to apply these principles and through this to become leaders in their communities The 12 Foundation Stones course has now gone online and is currently reaching 102 additional students Twenty people have graduated from the online course

    Original URL path: http://www.thefamilyinternational.org/en/work/africa/articles/2009/124/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Life Caring Orphanage | The Family International
    Orphanage Maria with orphans at the Life Caring Orphanage Recently we began working with the Life Caring Orphanage which cares for orphans from babyhood until they are grown and able to care for themselves We ve recently delivered 13 brand new mattresses for the orphans and donated a freezer and other food items Related Articles Project at the Ankadivory Orphanage Green Leaf Orphanage Morondavakely Life Caring Orphanage More Tweet All

    Original URL path: http://www.thefamilyinternational.org/en/work/africa/articles/2009/133/ (2016-02-15)
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  • The Family International Africa | The Family International
    Counseling Conflict resolution Collecting and distributing nutritional More on Steps to Education Our Steps to Education project started in 2006 Steps to Education addresses the urgent need in our modern society to reinforce positive values in children helping educators and parents to take education beyond just academics providing moral and character building material for their training Ruth Speaks Out about Gwako School My name is Ruth and my husband is Joshua Abu We both come from Ado and Apa local government Benue state Nigeria I got married when I was 19 and my husband was 36 Both my parents and my husband s parents are very poor My husband was married before with two children His first wife passed away More on Bible Courses So far volunteers have taught 123 classes to the 475 people enrolled in the course Student reactions to Bible courses Abiodun Many thanks for the Bible courses They are all well received Murals Brighten Lives For several months our team accompanied one of our volunteers Nyx Martinez to the main government hospital in Kampala The Ik A marginalized tribe in northeast Uganda We were contacted by former missionaries to the Ik to see if we would

    Original URL path: http://www.thefamilyinternational.org/en/work/africa/articles/2008/ (2016-02-15)
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