Rhyme and alliteration

The vision of Soul Action’s Skills Development Program in schools around Durban is to empower children to reach their full potential by learning to read, write and communicate effectively. The early childhood development years that a child is in crèche are significant in laying a firm foundation on which reading and writing skills can be built. With this in mind Soul Action is working alongside Mariannridge Community Centre (MCC) to support eight crèches in the Mariannridge area to include phon...
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The Physical space

We have started to think about the physical space of the pre-school (3 to 6 year olds). Phil and I sat down and considered what was important… A central space – a space that can be shared by staff, children and parents – an area for welcoming and departing – a space where parents can connect with staff, say goodbye to their child without feeling rushed Classrooms – flexible spaces, with for example, areas for fantasy play, group meetings, a shop, construction, a mini-studio, rest - with ...
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Protests, Prayer and Progress

It feels like April has been marked by plenty of protest marches and unprecedented prayer gatherings in South Africa. On 12th April a national strike saw thousands march across the country calling for President Zuma to step down. Ten days later, a million Christians gathered just outside our judicial capital to, “…call upon The Lord to bring justice‚ peace & hope to our beloved South Africa” Angus Buchan (principal organiser). “We need a Christian government!” (Angus Buchan 2017). Channel...
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“Bless-ed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness.”

In February, the Hub Church from the UK blessed us with their presence, and left us with Cadburys Mini Eggs and Jesus through Middle Eastern Eyes, a book, that as I read it, is shedding new light on the gospels historical and cultural setting, and as a result is peeling away some of my Western ways of interpreting Jesus. Bailey’s cultural insight on “the poor” (2008:68), will no doubt crop up in future updates, but for now I am just about getting my head around feeling ‘bless-ed’. In context,...
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