FROM A CRATE TO A CRUISE SHIP
"Thandi says the poverty and hardship were so severe that on cold winter mornings they had to cover their feet in cow dung for a bit of warmth. They had no shoes and good food was a luxury.
Thandi had to drop out of school to look for a better future and ended up in Hermanus. This was where we found her, sitting on an orange crate selling curios to tourists at the Old Harbour Market, earning next to nothing for a day's work.
There was something about this tiny, cheerful and feisty young girl that couldn't be ignored..."
From "Just a Glimpse"
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Sam Zwetsloot travelled 700km from Haarlem to Berlin on a longboard to raise funds for Sparklekids, and he's got the scars to prove it. What an inspiring journey! "I can look back on the journey with joy, and I am very proud..." Sam has proven that making a difference is not only cool, but it can also take you places!
We at Sparklekids financially support young people with an "Attitude of Gratitude" to get from a place of disadvantage to self support in the shortest time possible. We connect our lives to these young people as much as we can and then we just marvel as the journey unfolds from miracle to miracle!!
We identify young people with sparkle and we wake do-able and realistic dreams together. We then take hands with all and everyone who would want to be part of this wonderful process, providing mentorship, developing coping skills and creating opportunities toward further studies or jobs through internships.
Seven years ago we started with two young people, both studying engineering - chemical and civil. The year after that nine students and at present over a hundred students.
With the support of donors like you, Sparklekids have changed the lives of over 120 young people by helping with registration, enrolment and getting up and running at universities and other accredited tertiary institutes.
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Meet Theo & Angie Krynauw, founders of Sparklekids
Prof John de Gruchy: "Hermanus Varsity is Sparklekids 2"
Abigail Swartz on the life changing power of education
A Short documentary produced by FC Hamman