Tuesday, 22 September 2015

The Bali Moores


Never a Dull Moment

Catching up after some time away

A continuing theme for us lately is that the journey is more interesting than the final destination.  Over the past six months, we have done our fair share of journeying, both physically and spiritually.  We have struggled with next steps and discerning those.  We are finding that we have been changed by our experiences here over the last two years, and yet, there are still parts of us that are very much the same.  (Can you tell I've been reading Ecclesiastes?)  Anyway, we are moving forward, trusting the Lord to keep us on his path, and enjoying the path he has placed us on....for it is a good path, and He is soooo trustworthy.

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." - Jeremiah 29:11

We have become acquainted with a group here on this island who is being used by the Lord to do a tremendous work. They have acquired some beautiful acreage in the mountains, a very remote and serene setting. Here they have set up a rehab center. Young men who are in trouble with the police are brought here as well as young women who have been rescued out of human sex trafficking. Here they are allowed a chance to start over. Here they are allowed to heal, to be counseled and loved. Here many of them find their identities as children of God.

There is a desire to teach these young people skills, and to be more self sustaining.  Therefore, they have begun growing vegetables and would also very much like to pursue raising goats and cows.  We are exploring the possibility of being able to help them achieve this goal!  Please pray that God would continue to open doors.
From April until August, we were blessed with some much needed time in GA.  It was so good to hug family and friends again!  Between celebrating birthdays, an early "Labor Day" Bar-B-Q, and reconnecting with our sending churches, it quickly seemed like a whirlwind tour.  If we didn't get to see you in person, it was not intentional...we will definitely want to catch up with you next time!  We had such a great time, it was a bit hard to leave...but we feel sure there is more to come for us and perhaps through us on the Island.
Our four hour layover in Sydney turned into a six night stay due to volcanic ash near Bali.  We made the most of it, once we got acclimated (our first winter temps in two years!), and had a great time seeing a unique part of the world we had not experienced before.  With the airline paying for our hotel and most of our food, and a very well organized city with excellent rail system, we were able to take in many sights.  One of our favorites was definitely seeing the Three Sisters formation in the Blue Mountains...gorgeous!  God is so extravagant!

When you live in a country that is not your home, you have to have permission to live there.  Each country is different in what are acceptable reasons for you to be allowed there, and each of those have their own set of hoops to jump through.  This has very real potential to cause a lot of stress, so we try to see it as a game...and we are trying to learn how to play it.  So far, this has meant almost not being able to board our plane in Atlanta, and an overnight trip to Singapore.  Please pray that we will learn this game quickly, and that God will provide the visas we need.

Monday, 14 September 2015

Soul Action South Africa - update

Releasing Resources

In August’s update Phil shared that God had spoken to him about how Christians – outside the charity sector – with jobs, resources, skills, etc. possess solutions to South Africa’s problems. This month we saw a glimpse of this

As a youth worker in my 20’s I recall a car journey to a leaders conference where I foolishly asked one of my peers whether theirs was the kind of church that encouraged Spiritual gifts. "If by that you mean administration, encouragement and mercy, then yes, of course!" – was their crisp reply (ref. Rom 12).

Since then I myself have recognised, received and required the Spirit’s help in what might – wrongly – be seen as, "mundane tasks" (Paige 1993:412); practical gifting that existed long before Pentecost. In Exodus 31:3-5 and 35:31-35, for example, craftsmanship is credited to the Spirit, in 1 Chronicles 28:12 the Spirit enables individuals to plan and in Zechariah 4:6 builders build in the Spirit. Whilst it is true that the above examples are, "unique to these earliest days" (Blomberg 1989:344), i.e. God tends to empower select Old Testament leaders rather than people in general, I do believe we see a glimpse of the kind of life to expect post Joel’s Godly promise:

"I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions. Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days" (Joel 2:28, NIV).

What if Christians, not charity, are the answer?
A few years ago, Rach & I had the privilege of meeting Sue Barnes; the only person I’ve ever heard credit the Holy Spirit as a partner in the design of a sanitary pad. Sue and the Spirit developed a washable pad for girls who, forced to use sand, leaves and / or newspaper, were missing school because they couldn’t afford sanitary protection. Sue’s reusable pad is fully washable and lasts five years. Since we met, Sue distributed over 30,000 pads across the country and was voted Clarins Most Dynamic Woman in 2013.

Ed Silvoso (2007:147) believes that, "A new breed of marketplace missionaries is emerging: men and women who dare to believe that the same salvation that transforms the soul can also change society, beginning with their sphere of influence"

In July this year Rach and I met James, a Christian who has used his IT gift to develop a Customer Relationship Management System for charities. The 20 leaders of NPOs we invited for a demo last week were delighted to hear how for a minimal fee it enables them to:

Mass invite people to events; with acceptance, declined, attendance and many follow up features

Keep detailed records and histories of individuals

Mail merge and email to contacts using templates

Track donations; with an option to allocate them

Send SMSes to individuals and / or groups

Send newsletters to groups

Create rules / tasks

Track projects

Pray for Christians like James who are choosing to release their resources for the benefit of others.

Pray for Soul Action as we intentionally explore God’s call to work with Christians beyond the charity sector.

Reflections on Workshops

The importance of assessment
Early Childhood Development assessments carried out earlier this year identified how children in the ECD centres Soul Action works alongside weren’t able to achieve some of the cognitive milestones appropriate for their age. To address this, Rachel & Clare decided to utilise what’s developed as part of our schools-based education program and organise a workshop covering the foundational skills that need to emerge in children aged 2-5 if they are to develop reading & writing skills when they attend school at 6.

At the workshop crèche teachers were able to grow in their theoretical understanding and knowledge of activities that support children to develop key skills.

We’ve seen how taking the time to assess is crucial; since its meant we’ve been able to tailor the support we offer to this group of ladies as a result of what was discovered. Now teachers will be able to facilitate activities with their children in a way that develops awareness of word, syllables & phonemes.

Later this year the children will be re-assessed, which will help us to identify where progress has been made, and consider any further changes / tweaks.

Trust your instinct!
In August Rachel facilitated a workshop for the Grade R and 1 teachers she is working with. The workshop focused on activities the teachers could facilitate that would support children to develop an awareness of sounds. In order to cover all these skills the workshop was split in to three sections….

With just 30 mins before the workshop needed to end, I (Rachel) had only completed the first section – thinking about identifying sounds in words orally.


I had a decision to make: "…should I try and cover the next part of the workshop, remembering that there were still two areas that needed to be covered, or bring it to a close?" Although my instinct told me that the teachers had reached their capacity for the afternoon – they had participated well, practised new skills and thought how children would develop through various activities – my head told me I needed to push through. What do you think I did – followed my instinct or my head?
"Even though the teachers hadn’t really got the energy to do anymore I’m afraid I went with my head and filled the time with everything that I had planned. In hindsight – with lots of new activities already been introduced and the teachers having done enough – I should have gone with my instinct and known when to stop."

Lesson learnt - in future I should trust my instincts!

Peer Mentoring

As well as the normal content we include in our phonic workshops, this term we introduced peer mentoring to the Grade 3 teachers we are working alongside. Over the next few weeks the teachers will peer mentor each other, so we spent part of the time together considering what peer mentoring is. We began by asking the teachers to think and share what the word ‘mentoring’ meant to them.
  • way of helping each other
  • way to share ideas
  • guiding
  • observing
  • assessing
  • feedback
  • demonstration
  • evaluation
After summarising what research says about peer mentoring, the teachers identified what they’d heard that was new to them.
  • should be carried out in a safe environment
  • mutual understanding and respect is important
  • two people at the same level support each other
  • goals should be set
  • promotes teamwork
  • way to solve problems
  • can bring about positive change
  • way of developing each other

Through peer mentoring we hope staff will feel able to support their colleagues by helping them to identify what they are doing well. At the same time, the teachers will learn from one another and as a result good practice will be further developed.
Interestingly, during August and September we’ve also decided to peer mentor each other as a Soul Action team. Phil and I have paired up to mentor each other. Phil observed me facilitate the session (above). I then observed him presenting at our recent AGM / Network gathering. We are hoping that through focussed observations we will learn from each other.
Here is what Phil had to say as he reflected on the experience:
"The process began by me observing and noting down what Rach did well and how I felt the teachers were responding. Hopefully this was helpful to Rachel; I know what she observed in me was helpful to hear. The really surprising aspect of the whole process was the follow-up session a week later, where I had to reflect on what I had learnt from watching Rachel and identify how that could influence how I lead in the future. As nice as it was to hear what Rach felt I had done well, I think this latter aspect – learning from one’s peer – was the real ‘gold’ in the whole exercise. We both feel this kind of thing is something we should do more often."


Thank God for teachers’ willingness to be peer mentored

Pray that through the process they feel further supported

Praise Versus Punishment?

Research on how to manage children’s behaviour points to the fact that rewards are more effective than punishments in motivating children and young people to behave appropriately. For example:

"…rewards rather than punishments could be the way to encourage good behaviour and discourage bad behaviour because attention is likely to increase its frequency" (Institute of Education 2008).

"For children who seek attention, being given it even through punishment will be rewarding." "A better solution is to ignore poor behaviour where possible and instead reward good behaviours, because this will lead to their repetition and bring about change" (Prof. Hallam, a leading authority on behaviour) .

So why is it that so often we focus on consequences for inappropriate behaviour? What about rewarding children for their good behaviour – could that bring about change in the way disruptive children behave? Studies show that if attention centres on positive behaviour it can bring constructive change.
This year we have been training a group of 40 people who work with children or young people between the ages of 0 – 18. At previous sessions we have considered learning styles and how to prepare and plan for a session. Both of these factors help to create a context which is appropriate and stimulating for children – assisting with behaviour management.


When we gathered leaders in August we specifically considered how to manage behaviour by focusing on how to reward children with a ratio of at least 5 (positive) to 1 (negative). For more see the Elton (1989) and Steer Reports (2005). We considered tools that the leaders could use to reward children.

We look forward to hearing how these reward tools work in the different contexts the leaders are from.

  • Please pray for these ladies as they start to implement what they learnt and made - for patience, persistance and a change in the children's behaviour
  • Please pray for Clare (Soul Action's children and family coordinator) and Rachel as they creatively consider how to improve and ultimately make changes to the way the training works in 2016.


Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Shine from the Inside Out!

Becky and the Splash kids taught us a great new song on Sunday, and some of us just about got the hang of the actions! Here it is if you would like to hear it again:

Monday, 7 September 2015

Bounce For Brazil

Splash - the children of Link Church - had great fun doing a sponsored bounce on Sunday morning to raise money for projects helping children in Brazil. Ruth Paton will take the money to Brazil with her when she goes out there in October.

So, for a whole hour, the children bounced, and bounced, and bounced!

 They bounced on a trampoline...

 They skipped...
 They bounced around the room on space hoppers...
Or just bounced on the spot....
They got better and better at staying on the pogo stick....
 They had bouncy races...
 Sometimes they just bounced right off the ground! (or is this a photo bomb?)
And they made some GREAT shapes!!

 Mercy joined in too, with a bit of help!

 And even when it was starting to get a bit tiring...
 They just kept on smiling - and bouncing!
Well done Splash! You were GREAT!

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Pray'n for Rain

The latest update from Soul Action South Africa:

Pray'n For Rain

The thought of praying for rain feels a bit of an anomaly to me – but ‘needs’ must.

South Africa’s Dolphin Coast – which is where we live – is experiencing its worst water shortage on record. It is autumn / winter here, which is traditionally dry, but we didn’t have much rain last Spring / Summer and it isn’t expected to rain again until September – some reports say January! We currently have no water from 09h00 - 16h00 and have been informed that the taps will run dry by August. Our reservoir is down to 30%, which is effectively 15%, since half of what is left is mud and therefore cannot be purified.

Apart from the odd hosepipe ban or two in the occasional Summer months, being from the UK means rain is not something I can ever remember being short of. Which is probably why I’m finding it more than a little odd to be praying for rain. Then there is the theology to get your head around – does God decide who does/n’t get rain? Is God involved in a struggle with the spiritual forces of evil over water (Eph 6:12) and does prayer open the heavens?

I may not fully understand it, but I am praying nevertheless, and would ask you to do the same.

Of course we’re also acting; trying to reduce our consumption wherever we can. We’re washing dishes once a day and flushing toilets with our used bath water. It is actually been quite shocking to see how much we normally flush down the loo without a thought. The local water authority has informed us that we need to reduce our usual monthly consumption of 10,000 litres by half. This weekend we each took turns sharing one shallow bath, used the same water to wash our clothes and then again in the toilets – five uses instead of the usual one! Fifty litres per person per day, which amounts to 4,500 litres pcm for our family, is what the UN believes is necessary to avoid diseases and retain efficiency. What is challenging us is that the UN also estimates most African’s live off 20 litres per day.
A few years ago Rachel and I co-authored The Whole Wide World, a book of 42 interactive devotions that provide everyday ways to connect with poverty and injustice for families with children aged 4-11. Zac was about five at the time. One of the first devotions involves reflecting on how scarce water is in some poorer communities by monitoring and saving water. It is strange how that has now become our reality.

Please pray that we'll have rain in July and August.

Developing Teaching Skills

During this term the Grade 3 teachers we’re working alongside have continued to develop skills to teach children how to read, write and communicate effectively in English. Each teacher has received 3 support visits in the last few weeks. The photos show the progress teachers and children are making:

The majority of Grade 3 teachers I’m supporting have made amazing progress in developing the ability to facilitate activities in order for children to develop reading and writing skills. But, this term I’ve had to consider additional ways to support teachers as the workshops and mentoring provided was not enabling one teacher to develop the necessary skills. So through a series of discussions with the appropriate people it was decided to organise a learning opportunity in which a teacher could:

observe a colleague teach a phonics lesson
share and discuss what she noticed her colleague do well
immediately try and apply this to her own teaching
With these measures in place the teacher was able to identify how her colleague dealt with situations she was finding a challenge. This teacher is now applying what she learnt to her own teaching. It was a simple process and, in this instance, very effective.
Next term, all Grade 3 teachers will be introduced to peer mentoring. Peer mentoring tends to involve two people of the same level or status who work together to support one another. The key feature of peer mentoring is that everyone involved works together to learn from and support each other (Ehrich 2013).

My hope is that, just like the one teacher learnt important skills from her colleague, that through peer mentoring all the teachers will learn from a colleague and further develop their teaching skills; that they will be able to highlight what their colleagues are doing well, thus encouraging them, and also learn from this.

Prayer points  
Thank God for the progress that the teachers are making

In July we will be facilitating two workshops – please pray that the teachers respond positively

An area that the teachers struggle with is the pronunciation of vowels – please pray for me as I focus on this during one of the workshops

Equip Training

This year we’re gathering 40 leaders connected to the Soul Action Network that work with children and youth. In February we focussed on creativity. At the last session on May 27th we looked at planning & preparation in a way that encourages creativity. From experience we have found that the children we work with are often expected to sit for long periods listening to an adult. Furthermore children are seldom given opportunities to practice or apply what they are learning. This is why the teaching element of May’s Equip highlighted how children’s attention span is limited when purely listening, and that active learning methods are vital in helping children to pay attention and learn. Leaders recognised that learning must be active, imaginative and creative and for this to happen thorough planning is absolutely crucial! As the key aim of the session was for people to develop skills in planning multi-sensory lessons a template was introduced which included:

Way In - an opening game or activity that links in to the theme of the session

Teaching - on the subject

Work it out – activities to help the children understand the teaching


In small groups leaders had the opportunity to work together to plan a session on a theme which included all of the above. They were encouraged to think creatively and to consider how to cater for different learning styles.

Prayer points:  

Thank God for the willingness of the leaders to apply what they are learning

Pray for the facilitators as we start to plan the next session which focuses on behaviour management

Financial Literacy

In March Rachel & I met Romie, a debt counsellor with experience and the expertise to assess individuals financial position and restore their financial wellbeing. After hearing what she had to say about providing financial advice, being aware of the kind of financial problems hamstringing the communities our Network members serve and recalling the impact charities like Christians Against Poverty (CAP) have had in the UK, we decided to host a small gathering focused on financial literacy.

Following a short presentation by Romie, we encouraged small group discussion by asking how what we’d heard applies to each Network member’s context. Feedback revealed that training on how to help communities to budget is one of the key issues that needs addressing next – we plan to gather again.

Personal Finances

We’ve had to do a bit of re-budgeting ourselves this month, with the final bill for work on Zac’s mouth rising to over £3500. Thanks to the generosity of a UK church, friends and family members, we’ve been able to raise just under half and arranged to pay the rest in instalments. Drs’ removed five teeth and saved the rogue canine that we feared Zac might lose. Zac is recovering better than expected, but the process of manipulating his teeth is likely to take 15-18 months. 

Next Steps in our Journey?

Rachel and I are both feeling challenged after reading Bring your Eyes and See, a gift from Steve and Marie Goode – an amazing couple we were privileged to meet at May’s Call2CJ conference. I suppose its only natural to reflect on the degree of one’s own effectiveness whilst reading the Goode’s 40 year Journey into Justice, Compassion & Action in Afghanistan, Africa, India, Switzerland and Thailand. Halfway through the book – knowing the affect it had already had on Rachel – I asked whether the rest might include strategies or tactics that would enable us to have the kind of impact the Goode’s have.

That night I happened to read Chapter 11, that starts "A PATTERN WAS emerging. While we simply obeyed God in whatever He showed us to do, He then showed us the next steps to take" (Goode 2015:129).

How stupid I’d been. After everything we’ve learnt about how God works, I still can’t help looking for prepacked ready-made solutions; knowing full well that Soul Action began and continues as next steps emerge out of ongoing obedience to God. It reminded me of Bishop Graham Cray’s warning:

"We must be careful not to think we can simply take models of church and mission off the shelf. Rather than cloning, we ought to be listening to and following the Holy Spirit." This "Invitation to Improvise" is open to everyone.

God said, "What if NPO’s / charities aren’t the only answer to SA’s problems…"
This was the first God-thought in my head as we met to pray as a team at the turn of the year in January. Odd, considering we’ve spent 8 years focusing almost entirely on Christian non-profit organisations.
God continued, "…what if Christians are?"
Although God commands every follower to love Him and others; as they love themselves (Matt 22), the numbers directly involved in the non-profit sector in South Africa represents only a proportion of the 40+ million Christians. It made me think about how the rest engage and what could Rachel and I do about it?

"Just take the next step"
Although we don’t exactly know how, Rachel and I are sensing that as well as charities, we should be gathering Christians whose ‘day jobs’ present opportunities for them to begin to address some of the inequalities in our country. After speaking to the Assemblies of God GB / SA, our board, the team and UK church partners, we felt God’s next step was to meet local Pastors – after which God would no doubt show us His next steps. Three meetings in and we’ve already been offered resources and a potential space to begin to gather local Christians on a weekly basis!

Reflecting on their life towards the end of the book, Steve and Marie beautifully sum up our tentative aspirations in such a simple and yet powerful way:
"We are just ordinary people who have tried to listen to God and to love and obey Him by doing the next thing He asks us to do" (Goode 2015:237).

Please pray for discernment, as Rachel and I begin to meet and map the community in which we live.


Tuesday, 2 June 2015

News from Soul Action South Africa

Blessed Are The Peacemakers

Phil shared recently how positive it was that 7000 people, many of them Christian, had come together to march against the recent xenophobic attacks. Thanks to a sport-loving Bishop, Phil is wondering how peace-full demonstrations really are.

Why the change of heart? As a result of the global conference co-hosted with Call2All, Tearfund and YWAM (more later) , we had the privilege of hosting Bishop Efraim Tendero (Ef to his friends), the Secretary General of the World Evangelical Alliance. Following Bishop Ef’s comprehensive overview of baseball in response to my piecemeal attempt at explaining cricket using the table mats and condiments at hand, I was left further enlightened by his refreshing approach to peace making. To put our conversation in context, Bishop Ef was influential in brokering peace between the Filipino government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MLF), ending a bloody conflict dating back to the 60’s that’s cost an estimated 120,000 lives.

Bishop Ef sketched this rough diagram (right) to explain how, not unlike our context, the root cause of the Philippine conflict was social injustice – people not being paid fairly and in their case Muslims being marginalised and misunderstood. Bishop Ef, like the majority of his Catholic country, was raised to believe that, "A good Muslim is a dead Muslim." The Bishop has since sat down and formally apologised to the MLF.

Rather than understanding, marching promotes, "I’m right, you’re wrong." With another helpful diagram (below) Bishop Ef urged us to identify the ‘doves’ on both sides of the conflict; men and women of peace across faith, political, sexuality, gender and race divides. Whilst one should avoid ‘hawks’ – those that will always prosper from the conflict – one should build relationships with ‘doves’. Mission, Bishop Ef says, involves, "Harmony with God, self, others and creation" – at Soul Action we call this Integral Mission.

After successfully broking peace in the Philipines, the Bishop is urging the UN to encourage member states to allocate a percentage of their defence budget to dialogue. Why defence rather than any other budget? "…because defence isn’t just about arms and ammunition its about dialogue that promotes understanding and respect." What a blessed man!!!

Compassion and Justice
Phil reflects on our first global conference, which gathered over 160 delegates from Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, as well as a few from Bangladesh, India, Singapore, the UK and the USA.
After an amazing celebration of local dancing, poetry and singing to kick things off, we hit the ground running by tackling one of the big themes that we’ve been talking about in our updates leading up to the conference – equity and equality. Through theological reflection, interviews and workshops we questioned how our assumptions impact how we live and work.
"What makes 'me' think I deserve more?" GE
On Wednesday delegates took advantage of field trips to a variety of organisations connected to Soul Action’s Network, in what would be a real opportunity to:
"Place a megaphone in front of what God is doing through Durban-based ministries and enable others to hear His call, share His vision and be equipped to take action in their settings." DW
Creative prayer rooms provided space for delegates to reflect on the project visits. The intimate moments with God were the highlights of the week for me and the team. Through worship and ministry, God intervened cross-culturally to speak to His frontline activists, who already convinced of the need to act justly and love mercy, were refreshed by hearing the voice of the One under whose direction they are called to walk humbly.
Thank God for His provision in facilitating such a cross-cultural event; may He continue to raise up leaders that gather people to worship in spirit and truth.

Developing Skills to Teach Languages

During the second term of this year we have facilitated two workshops for the teachers we are working alongside from schools in KwaNdengezi.
Facts about KwaNdengezi

Population of approximately 54,000 people

99.4% of the population are Black African

86% of people’s first language is isiZulu

There are six primary schools

The first workshop was for Grade 3 teachers we are supporting to develop the necessary skills to teach children how to read, write and communicate effectively in English. One of the main aims of the workshop was to reflect on how the phonics program worked during the first term [Jan – March]. The teachers were asked to think about the previous terms work and identify the strengths and challenges. They really had to be encouraged to share their thoughts – appearing concerned about how we’d respond. I was so glad we pushed through because the discussions that followed when they shared their challenges were extremely beneficial as it collectively enabled solutions to be sought.

The second workshop was for Grade R and 1 teachers, supporting them in developing multi-sensory teaching techniques to aid the development of language skills. We focussed on activities teachers could facilitate to support the children to play with words / alliteration and develop awareness of syllables in isiZulu. The Grade R & 1 teachers have become more enthusiastic as relationships and levels of trust have increased. Every teacher comes to each workshop with a wealth of knowledge and experience, which is why we like to begin by giving space for them to share their own ideas in relation to the theme with each other. We build on this knowledge and introduce a number of new ideas. As part of this workshop teachers were given time to familiarise themselves with resources provided and practice facilitating new activities.

Prayer points
  • Thank God for the opportunity to work alongside KwaNdegezi teachers in developing language skills.
  • Please pray for one of the teachers who is really struggling to apply what she is learning in the workships to her work in the classroom context.
  • Please pray for all Grade 2 and 3 hildren as they are due to be assessed in June to check progress.
Soul Action/Survivor UK
We had the privilege of welcoming our friends from Soul Action / Survivor UK in May for a week of filming in preparation for their summer festivals. We spent six days visiting different locations and organisations in Soul Action’s Network. We shot footage comparing the life of teenagers in Africa verses the UK (right), exploring violence against women, and an advert for the short term mission to Durban that Soul Survivor UK are planning for 2017.
What Rachel and I hadn’t considered was that at 15 Zac is now Soul Survivor’s target age, and so he was asked to say a line or two. By all accounts it turns out he is somewhat of a natural in front of camera.
Our friend Philile starring in the film comparing teenager's lives

Zac practising his lines at a derelict house and local township

An afterschool club at Lungisani indlela
A choir at World Changers

Roof tops in Madoni
 Children at Cottonlands Primary