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A New Year, A New Beginning

January 1st, 2012 | Posted by Conny in HNO - (Comments Off on A New Year, A New Beginning)

As we said a sad farewell to Christopher and Lyndell Luyt and their three girls in December, we also said an unexpected goodbye to Stephanie our secretary in January, who moved to Pretoria.  But the rest of the team are back at the helm after a good break over Christmas. Carol Luyt, although carrying much …
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End of Year Update

December 28th, 2011 | Posted by Conny in HNO - (Comments Off on End of Year Update)

Dear Friends, I’d like to make mention of a number of important newsy items relating to a few of our programs and to some of our fantastic supporters. I want to be brief, so they appear in point form below: –          We would like to extend a HUGE thank-you to Anthony West and Freedom Stationery …
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December 2011 News

December 7th, 2011 | Posted by Conny in HNO - (Comments Off on December 2011 News)

To all our dear friends everywhere, This year we decided to do our year end party a bit differently.  On Friday we celebrated the little graduation party for our crèche children and said goodbye to those who will be moving on to “big” school. On Tuesday the 13th December we combined our staff and disabled …
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Three Happy Days in November 2011

November 6th, 2011 | Posted by Conny in HNO - (Comments Off on Three Happy Days in November 2011)

7/11 Phillipa visited us today again. She is a new friend who is a retired physiotherapist and visits us whenever we call out in our need. One of her favourite children is Thabani. He is severely disabled in every way. Can’t talk, walk or sit on his own. His limbs are badly deformed and he …
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HNO News October 2011

October 25th, 2011 | Posted by Conny in HNO - (Comments Off on HNO News October 2011)

We have a brand new member on our team.  MANCO realized since we started the new therapy with the amazing assistance and guidance from the local Com Serve team (see photo below) that we would need a very special person on board to steer this ship.  I must admit I often felt quite panicky about …
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Boxer Superstores Donates to HNO’s Shoebox Project

July 11th, 2011 | Posted by Conny in HNO | Shoebox - (Comments Off on Boxer Superstores Donates to HNO’s Shoebox Project)

Mary Orpwood, HNO’s fundraiser, and the rest of our team are extremely grateful to Boxer Superstores (Pty) Ltd. for their kind donation of R500.00 in gift vouchers towards our Shoebox Project. The Shoebox Project has benefitted greatly over the years by donations such as these from various businesses and retail store chains. We would like …
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Featherstone High in London holds Readathon to Donate Beautiful Books to Esinqobile

June 20th, 2011 | Posted by Conny in Esinqobile | HNO - (Comments Off on Featherstone High in London holds Readathon to Donate Beautiful Books to Esinqobile)

Our children at Esinqobile erupted with joy as we unpacked a loaded parcel sent to us from Featherstone High, all the way from London. The parcel was cram-packed with brand new books and scores and scores of letters, and beautifully decorated postcards and cards written by children at Featherstone across the grades. Carol, our centre …
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HNO Creche 2009 Graduation

November 25th, 2009 | Posted by Conny in HNO - (Comments Off on HNO Creche 2009 Graduation)

Today we celebrated the graduation of eleven of our crèche children who will be formally admitted to Grade R next year. The mission of our crèche (Hlanganani Day Care Centre, in Bulwer) is to provide a heightened level of school readiness for rural children from the ages of two to five. I would like to …
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