1000 Hills Community Helpers - Primary Healthcare Clinic continue to respond to the Coronavirus pandemic and support the community of Inchanga and beyond during what has been one of the coldest winters this decade. 

Girls lining up for school uniform

We were delighted to be able to pass on beautifully hand knitted cardigans, jumpers and hat & scarf sets as well as an abundance of school uniforms, dresses, sweatshirts and polo shirts to this fabulous project.  

After a voyage of three weeks the shipment arrived in South Africa and after a little "bureaucracy" at the port it was on it's way to the intended recipients.  1000HCH have set distribution points across the valley, so that people in need know when and where to go to get the help they so desperately need.  On this particular day, the children were initially more excited by the packs of biscuits from the Robin Hood Foundation and they were a bit too warm to wear them immediately but they certainly appreciated the blankets and warm clothes once the sun went down in the evening!

Boys with sweatshirts

We are so grateful to the knitted and crochet items that so many of our fabulous local supporters send to us regularly and also to those supporters who send us school uniform which is also very useful.  South African schools have a strict uniform policy but items like polo shirts, sweatshirts and gingham dresses work well outside of school for the children in rural communities, often as a kind of "Sunday best".

Dawn at 1000HCH said:

"Our most humble appreciation for taking the time and effort in sending us these most valuable donations that were so lovingly given by GAGA UK and all those involved."

If you can contribute to our work in remote rural communities in any way, please look at our Get involved page where we have lots of ideas on how you can be part of the solution.  Thank you!

 "Poverty is not an accident. Like slavery and apartheid, it is man made and can be removed by the actions of human beings."

Nelson Mandela 1918-2013