Announcing…Kwelanga House

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So let hope rise and darkness tremble in your holy light.*

Screen Shot 2014-02-24 at 8.16.57 PMStudents in Masi face horrific overwhelming obstacles in their community: HIV/AIDS, crime, poverty, rape and substance abuse. Some have no running water, some share a one room shack with an entire family, including one bed.

They live with  injustice. It means they must overcome a great deal in order to learn. There are students with untapped potential in Masi. It’s about inspiring. It’s about not being intimidated by obstacles. It’s about fighting back. Their injustice is our injustice.

We are beyond excited to announce our vision for Kwelanga House, our non-profit organization in Masiphumelele. Kwelanga House is an after school tutoring/guidance house for the community. Continue reading

My First African Bridal Shower, or Who Invited Awkward White Girl?

popwheelartShe said “traditional dress.” For a bridal shower on a hot, summer, Saturday afternoon, “traditional dress” means to me, a cotton skirt and flip flops. To her, it meant an African traditional dress complete with celebratory face paint.  Noting the difference of interpretation, I already sense with some apprehension that I’m clearly under dressed. Continue reading

They Are Coming! T-Shirts!

Guess what? Our friends from Delaware, Ohio, Annie and Lucas, are getting ready to launch a T-shirt campaign to raise money for Kwelanga House! If you are in the US, you can order a T-shirt and have it shipped to you! $8 from each T-shirt purchased will go to the establishment of Kwelanga House. And you will get a cool T-shirt!

The campaign will only run for 21 days so you can’t hesitate! The goal is to sell 100 shirts!

More soon!