Our amazing 3 days in South Africa have come to an end, and while we are in need of a good nights sleep in our own beds, we couldn’t be happier. A gigantic thank you to Cara for looking after us and helping us (you are eternally lovely), and to the donators of the books which has made all of this possible.
The books and laptops, which have previously cluttered our parents’ hallways, have found new homes at last! After our two days at Ramlakan, we made a stop at a nursery in a township near Durban. The building was filled with smiling children aged 1-6, who were delighted with our impromptu appearance. We dropped off a few boxes of books filled with age appropriate picture books in both English and Zulu for the teachers to read to the children. The books will become part of the nursery’s new reading program when it starts up in the near future.
Although we were only at the nursery for a short time, the children were quick to warm and swarms of little girls were giving us play phones, babies and little plastic teacups. During their break, a game of tire racing ensued accompanied with squeals of delight. We can’t tell if the teachers were tearing their hair out after we riled them up so much!
All packed up and preparing for the 12 hour plane journey back home, we can soundly say that we’ve had an incredible time and we hope to return soon!
The next steps will be more focused on fundraising, so please keep donating and we’ll keep you posted!