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APART exhibition – great success!

The event in Düsseldorf was amazing: many friends and supporter joined us for the celebration of 5 years and 5 upgrading projects. Matchbox launched the new art initiative ‘JAHRESGABE‘ – for an annual contribution the participants can choose an art piece from a hand-picked collection of South African artists.

A huge THANK YOU to all those, who made this successful exhibition possible: Phillip Mall for stunning film and photos, the great team of WERKHAUS for generous production of all large and small scale prints, Studio JEHÄ for a unique location, Bernard and Hildegard Mang for providing authentic South African food, Sascha Krämer for more photos, DJ Mario Januskevicius for real good music, Nico Michel for lights, the EVENT Hotels for great vouchers, Fa. Bolten and Eckes-Granini for providing beer and juices!

The revenue will be used for the children’s benefit. Thank you!

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APART – exhibition in Düsseldorf

APART – 5./6. March 2016 in Düsseldorf, Germany.

After an amazing and successful exhibition last year August in Hamburg, we proudly present the impressive portrays and a short film by Photographer and Cameraman Phillip Mall, documenting our work in Mfuleni.

We also present the works of 10 youngsters from the Mfuleni community, who participated in our photo workshop and captured their sense of ‘HOME’.

More details about the event here.

APART
Studio JeHä | Burghofstrasse 28 | 40223 Düsseldorf | Germany
5. March 2016 (from 5 pm) | 6. March 2016 (10 am – 4 pm)

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upgrading Laphuma Ilanga

Neighbors and parents of Laphuma Ilanga were really excited as the converted container was set-up.
They were hands-on involved into the preparations and beautification of the new facility.
Thanks to many friends of the Center and lots of children, the new kitchen and bathroomd were painted beautifully. The principal Nomabhele Xongwana and her family plan to not only cater for the children of their daycare center, but also to expand the community feeding scheme through the new facility.
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upgrading Mzamomphle

Kids and care giver were really excited as the new container got delivered. Craftsmen and parents from the neighborhood helped in the construction of roof and stoep, the connection of water and electricity, and most importantly in the beautification in and outside the new kitchen and bathrooms.

Thanks to everyone for your help!! Now the kids are even more excited ..

 

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more Upgrades

Matchbox is upgrading the next 2 daycare centers in Mfuleni: Mzamomphle ECD Center currently accommodates 150 children, whereas 40 children visit the ECD Section of the Laphuma Ilanga Center. Beyond the children’s daycare, Laphuma Ilanga contributes to the community as Senior’s Club, library, soup kitchen, church and hospice.

Both Centers lack the basic infrastructure such as cooking and washing facilities. Currently care givers, parents and neighbors are enthusiastically involved in the upgrade process.

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Matchbox Exhibition in Hamburg

Photographer and Cameraman Phillip Mall has portrayed the Matchbox projects over several months. His impressive film and foto works were presented by the XH Collective and the Island in Hamburg, Germany on 1st / 2nd of August 2015.

Thanks to everyone, who volunteered to achieve this huge success!

The collected donations will support the upgrade of the next crèche in Mfuleni, which will make a great difference for 100s of children and their community.

 

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Health & Wellness Workshops

Our Health Care Facilitator Jenna Sue and her assistant Susara provide workshops for the Matchbox care givers in cooperation with the NGO Health Promoter. Discussions around their personal and the children’s wellbeing create a huge shift within their work.

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Solar Lights for Mfuleni

After the donation of 15 solar lights in 2014, the former Belgium Olympic Athlet and coach Jacques Borleé and his team raised sufficient funding for 150 solar lights for the community of Mfuleni this year. Read More

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