Grace Klein Community on Air

June 3, 2015, Grace Klein Community had the opportunity of being interviewed on the Von Goodwin show, blogtalkradio.com

If you missed the show, CLICK HERE to here the replay.

An Intervention- Kwathu Children’s Home: Gertrude, born to a young single girl, barely old enough to take care of herself, became a ‘mom’ to her 2 year old, half-brother, at a tiny age of 6 years. Gertrude and Linto were the ‘results’ of a young woman trying to survive through the only way she knew how, prostitution. Naturally, the two children were unplanned, and the young woman was certainly in no position to care for them. Having to fight for survival, Gertrude would wrap her little brother on her back and walk into the township and steal food. Someone noticed that these two children were in desperate need for care, and took action. 6 years have passed, and Gertrude and Linto have blossomed into two incredible children. They found their home, their foundation and their future.

Beats and Books: A similar story yet in another part of Africa is that of a young girl with little knowledge of her Mom’s whereabouts. The death of her father had so little consequence as he was only a man whose last name she bears. Her name is Yonela which means “enough.” She has no one to look to except the strangers in her life who have consistently shown her love and care and have become her family. Two years ago, through our intervention, Yonela was moved into a private school where she has learned quickly how to read and write. Every week, she spends atleast 9 hours learning musical skills and improving her literacy with people who believe in changing her circumstances in our after-school program. Yonela has begun to dream.

 

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