Sunday, 16 November 2014

The Sound of Children Singing - The Voice of UBUNTU is Alive

This was one of the happiest moment of the past year for me. The UBUNTU Community Hall is almost ready for use after neglect and vandalism over a period of 7 years.

On Saturday the 15th November 2014, children sang in the UBUNTU Community Hall for the first time in over 8 years as part of the integrated UBUNTU Community Projects that were launched in Waterval Boven, South Africa. The vandalized community hall was partially repaired by myself and a group of youngsters from the township, who have taken the Contributionism model to heart. 
The hall became a giant human waste dump with urine and excrement everywhere – the stench was unbearable, and everything was vandalised and broken. It has taken us over 4 months of drip-feed funding and a concerted effort  from the UBUNTU volunteers to make this amazing hall usable again.
To reopen the hall properly and safely, we still have to fix both the Ladies & Gents toilets - install basins, toilets and doors, and fix the plumbing. But we also need a PA system, microphones, mixing desk, stage lighting, stage curtain, more electrical wiring and plugs, projector, chairs, tables, and other odds and ends which include four more security gates to keep everything safe inside.
This hall will be the heart of the many UBUNTU Community projects and host daily activities starting from 8 am, with literacy classes, documentaries and educational films for the young ones, movies, shows and concerts at night - talent contests and cultural activities on the weekends.
We will coordinate all 23 community projects  from here and it will also serve as  the Community Kitchen, feeding the orphans, the hungry, and all those who participate in the community projects every day.
Please make a small contribution if you can towards developing our community projects, until such time that they are sustainable and start to create abundance for our community. You can make a contribution of your choice by clicking here: http://www.ubuntuparty.org.za/p/donate.html
In love, light and unity - Michael Tellinger