Government Employees Medical Scheme (GEMS)
GEMS reaches out to support vulnerable children
Investing in the future through Umalusi Omuhle Drop-In Centre
A centre that supports vulnerable children is receiving a boost through a donation from the Government Employees Medical Scheme (GEMS) as part of its annual corporate social investment initiative.
Government Employees Medical Scheme (GEMS)
There is great momemtum in Sinani right now. Lots of things are happening! We've created a short video update to give you an idea of what is going on. We have lots of projects we need help with and as the video says, you are invited to play a part in the transformation of this region. We are very excited about what is going on and we hope you are too. There's much more we could have updated you on, but we wanted to keep it brief. Click here to view the update: https://vimeo.com/281392330
The Kids Worship Team @ CU are taking on a project... They are looking to provide 41 School Uniforms @ R550 per child for one of our Sinani communities. If you would like to help our kids help other kids, contact Anthea at: firstname.lastname@example.org
At the beginning of 2018, we made plans to send two of our Foundations for Farming (FfF) champs to Zimbabwe for an intense training time. They came back very excited to put into practice what they have learned so that our Sinani projects can benefit in many ways. There are so many exciting stories that have come from these efforts and harvest time is right around the corner for our first harvest. After subsidizing the fresh organic vegetables wtih the food provided for the children at the care points, we plan on bringing the produce to sell at Church Unlimited (C.U.) Nelspruit.
We put our sports ministry training into practice this week with over 100 laughing & cheering orphaned and vulnerable children in a community called Msholozi. For the day, these kids got to be kids, without a worry - while our team spread the gospel through the universal language of sports and play. It was great to see them slowly relax into just being themselves and allowing us to serve them and teach them. For the first time we had four other communities represented... helping serve children they didn't know... from a community they aren't from.
The communities within which Sinani projects work are also affected by literacy challenges. Not only are children struggling with reading for meaning in their own languages but also accessing age-appropriate material to read in both their mother-tongue and English. In this regard it has been exciting to discover and work with a specialist partner to tackle this problem. Penreach (http://penreach.co.za) is a large organisation with extensive reach and impact into the field of basic education.
On June 26-28, we were blessed to have two amazing trainers join us to equip eighteen local leaders on what it means to spread the gospel through the universal language of sport and play. We are very excited for this partnership and the impact we feel it will make in this region. The trainers mentioned they’ve been trying to make in-roads in Mpumalanga for many years with little success. It seems like this is an open door for that to happen. We will be putting into practice what we’ve learned on 3 July in a community we support called Msholozi.
On Saturday, 9 June as the sun began to rise on a crisp lowveld morning, mountain bike enthusiasts and good-hearted people gathered at the Crossings Centre in front of Mopani Pharmacy and the Sasol garage in White River for a good cause. Everyone soon made their way about 30 minutes east towards the township of Zwelisha. Hot drinks were ready for the volunteers and riders who made it to the destination of Zwelisha Primary School.
We consider Sinani a “GOING” ministry - but we are very challenged right now in the area of transportation. If we can’t effectively “GO” we can’t tell people about Jesus. We need at minimum, two proper vehicles to do the work set before us. Our directors are having to borrow vehicles to visit our communities and we have our first Sinani volunteer committed from Canada… but we don’t have a way for him to get around yet. At this point, any vehicle (that is roadworthy) would be a blessing for them, even if it’s temporary.
We are a “GOING” ministry. We have an opportunity for you to GO to a land God will show you (Genesis 12:1). That land is Malawi. Sinani supports Hands at Work in the Maonde community.
Date: 3-9 August
Purpose: To encourage, visit & support the Maonde community
Cost: Approximately R10 000 including flights, meals & accommodation.
For inquires please contact Craig or Brenda Rebro at: email@example.com