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Published by Outreach Foundation, 2019-04-29 05:06:35

Outreach Foundation Newsletter 7

A newsletter about what happens at Outreach Foundation. Published monthly.

Keywords: Outreach Foundation,Nelson Mandela Square,67 Blankets,Hillbrow Theatre,Boitumelo,COSDEV,Leadership development,Volunteering

Newsletter 7 April 2019

Second Term has begun

We are now firmly in the second school term and it was great to note that
from day one of the new term, our kids were streaming into the library to
make use of our books, computers and assistance.

We wish them all the best for the term, and hope those who didn't do well last
term will work harder and achieve better results this time.

We also have a Spelling Bee programme that will kickstart this term. we are
excited about this great initiative and look forward to seeing the results.

Our Leadership
. Programme starts

during the second week
of May 2019.

It's a great
programme, come


The Youth Center is looking
for volunteers.

Do you have extra time on your

Do you know someone who
wants to help others and also

has time to spare?

Then register to become a
volunteer and tell that person

to join you!
Make a difference today.

Book your seat!

For our business skills and product
development training.

13 - 15 May 2019
20 - 22 May 2019

Competition time!

Competition for four Murals

Outreach Foundation is growing and adding additional training courses to our
offering. We are focusing on skills development and empowerment.

With this exciting growth, comes change. And one of the areas we want to
change is the look of our walls outside Edith Cavell Street.

And, as part of our move to develop the skills of our people, we are inviting you
to submit designs that reflect our activities and speak to the vibrant
neighbourhood we are part of.

If you would like to enter this competition and get your original work displayed,
send us four designs for the four spaces on the wall outside Edith Cavell
Street, next to the Pedestrian Entrance.

The deadline is the 31 May at 16h00. No late entries will be accepted.

Deliver your four designs in an envelope clearly marked with your name,
surname, telephone number and address on it to Zanele Dube at our office.

Include a short explanation for your choice of designs. Then sit back and wait.

There will be three artists selected and we have the right to use as many or
as little of the four designs submitted as we see fit. The artworks become the
property of Outreach Foundation once selected and there will be no
monetary compensation for them.

Prizes consist of vouchers for books
and art material.

The team from Boitumelo will offer
skills and support.

Feedback from a visit to Namibia to
learn more

Sand, dunes, and more sand, but not a single piece of polystyrene, plastic, red tops
or plastic bottles lying around. No chicken food packaging or litter anywhere to be
seen for the entire week I was in Swakopmond. An unusual sight coming from a
place like Hillbrow.

I was sent to COSDEV to learn as well as to share our experiences. It's a place
where they train young people skills in visual arts, jewellery design, leatherwork and
fashion design. The training I attended included a business model linked to product
development. As this is something we at Boitumelo have much experience with, I
could share our learning and models which helped facilitate debate.

I supported product development during the training and learnt how to work with
leather, which is a relatively cheap commodity in Namibia. I looked at nature to
inspire making small hair accessories similar to the various seaweed I found on the
beaches. Swakopmond is a great place to inspire creativity.

We forget how lucky we are to have easy access to material, tools and equipment
and to have the generous support from our sponsors and friends. Sometimes being
in the desert is a nice way to reflect on what we have, and not what we want.

By Erica Lüttich

Marimbas and song at 67 Blankets on
Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton

Our primary school choir and our marimba band joined forces and got the
crowds dancing on Nelson Mandela Square. We were invited to be part of the
celebratory 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela’s Magical Moments event, which
took place on the 31st March 2019. At this event, all the blankets made this
year were exhibited and laid out. This not only happened at the square, but
simultaneously at various venues all around the country.

Donation of books

A huge thank you to
Mrs O.L. Strahlendorf for the generous
donation of her music books. These
include music history books, teaching
manuals and sheet music. These are a
welcome addition to our library at the
music centre.

Sounds Like You and Me

Our play, Sounds Like You and Me, continues to move audiences as it travels
to old age homes around Johannesburg.

Performances recently took place at the South Rand Recreation Centre on
the 6th April and atTswelopele Frail Care Centre on the 13th April.

Look out for further tours on our Facebook page!

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