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Learning for Life boys and girls

January news from Indlela

It was a month of celebration at Fairhavens as our babies and toddlers got VIP treatment from Wow Wow parties over the festive season. Both kitchens are also up are running after a break for the holidays …

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Fairhavens Babies Home children's Christmas party

Fairhavens Babies Home children’s Christmas party

December was a hive of activity for Fairhavens Babies Home. Kaveri, a lady from Kiddies WoW WoW Parties, had a desire to throw a themed party for the orphaned children. The Fairhavens babies and toddlers got VIP treatment …

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Linda Davis, house mother at Fairhavens Babies Home

Volunteers make all the difference

Volunteers are as much a part of the Indlela community as the children and families that they feed and care for. All of Indlela’s projects would suffer without the time and effort generously given in support of Indlela… Fairhavens Babies Home Every term, a team of doctors from Big Shoes pays a visit to Fairhavens […]

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And the winner is…

Drumroll please! The winner of my Bucket List competition – a trip off of my Bucket List to the value of R30 000 – is Gauteng resident, Gail van Beest! Is this real? When I first contacted Gail, she wasn’t sure where she wanted to go yet as she was still “truly shocked” at the […]

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The pre-race training group thundering across the Steppes

From the starting line to the end of my Derby experience

On the morning of 6th August 2011 – the official start of the Mongol Derby 2011 – all competitors awoke with anticipation that the day of reckoning had arrived. It was finally here, the start. It was also weigh-in day. All the heavyweights had their fair share of sweating awaiting their turn on the scale. […]

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The start of the Mongol Derby.

The Mongol Derby 2011

With the vast steppes of Mongolia behind me, and as I get back into the rhythm of normal life, it’s time to look back on the Mongol Derby 2011 – at the challenge and experience of a lifetime… It was with great regret that I had to retire from the Mongol Derby, after six months […]

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Amaoti 3 Kitchen opening

A new kitchen for Amaoti feeding scheme

In February 2010, my brother, Jonathan Erskine, returned home from 20 years in the UK. He happened to do a tour of Indlela’s activities, both in the Durban North and Amaoti areas, and was struck by the difficult conditions a group of grannies were facing. What particularly struck him were the difficult conditions a group […]

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Babies home in Durban North

Helping the helpless

Fairhavens is so happy with their new home at 127 Kensington Drive. They encourage anyone who hasn’t yet seen the home to go and pay them a visit. Fairhavens has six babies and a fostered seven year old in their care. The children have settled in really well and visitors to the home comment on […]

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