There is tremendous excitement at Home of Hope - the girls and some volunteers have been painting, fetching, carrying and sprucing up at the new home in Cyrildene. This new property will be shelter to the high school children who were moved out of the flats in Berea.
In 2014, a benefactor saw Mam Khanyi on BBC, and was so moved by the story of the children living in Berea that they donated a house to relocate the girls to a safer area.
The flats in Berea have also been a hive of activity, with Verity and her friends from the Jozi Burner Creative Projects NPC crew removing built in cupboards and shelving to be used at Cyrildene. The bunk beds will be moved in phases because the flats are on the 12th floor and the lifts are not working – we are looking for a clever solution to this #quanundrum #howdowegetthebedsdown? Suggestions are welcome, off course.
Mam Khanyi, the HoH team and volunteers are working intensely to get the house ready. The main issue at hand is security and in particular the electrical fencing.
All going well, the children will move into the new house in April.
The smaller children will remain in Kensington as they are within walking distance of their schools. The high school learners who attend Bedfordview High will also stay in the old house.