The Bonginkosi Project has many facets and was initiated twenty six years ago out of the Bonginkosi School Feeding Scheme that came under the aegis of The Church of Ascension and African Enterprise. We have a weekly meeting where a bible teaching is given and the congregation, about 100 strong, shares in a lively manner afterwards. Pictured below to the right is the Team, Sister Joachim, Carol Cassidy and Sarah Dottridge.
Women were encouraged to crochet blankets in mono-tones and all sizes. These are lovely light, attractive blankets and are sold at cost. They make wonderful wedding gifts etc. Should you be interested in purchasing any, please contact Sarah Dottridge (Ph 033 3426564) or Carol Cassidy (033 3433886).
Food sales and Donations
Food is sold at cost. We collect food stuff from various sources to distribute to the most needy. Maybe readers have excess fruit or vegetables to donate. The destitute and AIDS sufferers receive food parcels weekly.
Hand knitted jerseys, teddies and second-hand clothing is distributed to our members.
We have had sewing machines donated as well as fabric. The women make beautiful quilts and other items of clothes.
Education in health matters such as HIV/AIDS, Cholera etc and help is given with bus-fares for those needing to visit a clinic/hospital.
We pay fees at the start of the year and assist the local creche and primary school.
In the photograph below you see the excited faces as Christmas goodies are dropped off at a creche.
This project can be aided by anyone who has the heart to contribute and we would welcome this.