At the back of their T Shirts it says “helping from the heart” and that is exactly what FNB staff have done at the LIV Village. They have begun to raise funds towards the cost of a LIV home on the village. And today handed over a cheque of R100 000.00 to us. They have committed to raising the full amount of R300 000.00 this year.
There is no other way to describe Saturday night’s event. It will be remembered for years to come, as the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra, the Drakensberg Boys Choir and the Watoto Children’s Choir, performed their hearts out and kept the full house of over 1 000 people absolutely spellbound for two and a half hours.
There was great excitement at LIV as our KZN Premier, Dr Zweli Mkize, came to see the village on Friday. Tich and the Premier discussed the vision to, not only support the widows and vulnerable children, but to also create jobs and skills training for members of the local community, as part of LIV’s sustainability program. The Premier expressed his belief that this model was the answer for the country.
Each year Soul Action send teams of young people to Durban for short term and long term stays. A group of ten paid us a visit, last week Wednesday, to see what was happening on the farm. This group are here as part of their “SOUL IN THE CITY” 2 week programme to go and serve cities around the world. Durban have been blessed to have had them for 2 years running.
The Robin Good Initiative have a very specific mission in terms of aiding the destitute. Their purpose is simply expressed. “Source the excess of our nation and distribute this amongst the poor, whoever they are and wherever they may be found.” They worked in conjunction with Mango Airlines and IQ Consulting Group Feeding Scheme. A wormery was built, which will facilitate compost and manure being made, as well as good recycling practices being utilised by the mothers on the village in the future.