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Life as an intern

Written by our Happy Africa Zanzibar Intern Sarah  Hey everyone, I’ve officially been interning in Zanzibar for about 6 weeks now and still love it! The communities of Jambiani and Kizimkazi are incredibly welcoming and open, and continue to give me so much more than I could have imagined. My first four weeks were spent

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Book, Books and more books!

One of the United Nations Global Goals for sustainable development is to provide a Quality Education. In Zululand we do this in a number of ways, with the main one being Reading Club.  Every week we have up to 100 children who come straight after school to have grammar lessons and to read to our volunteers.

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Shiners Nursery School Says Thank you!

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Women’s Day High Tea Fundraiser for Girl Impact

In aid of our Girl Impact Initiatives  Wednesday 9th August 2pm – 4pm Casa Labia, Muizenberg Featuring local artist Jennifer Eaves   Book your tickets here with your credit/debit card or directly into our bank account via EFT: Bank: Standard Bank Bank address: 77 Main Road, Fish Hoek, 7975 Bank account: The Happy Africa Foundation

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Meet Khanyisile

Khanyisile is 37 years old and suffers from Motor-Neurone Disease and hyper-tension. Her disease is far advanced and she is now wheelchair bound and relies on her youngest son to care for her. She is unable to eat, drink or move without assistance. Her son does what he can but he doesn’t live at home

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Leopard Research Project – Kruger

Research on leopards through data collection from camera trap surveys, recording spoor and signs of predator presence, and mapping the movements and ranges of individuals. Project located in Mpumalanga, South Africa Project focused on Conservation

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Community Sports Development

South Africa is a huge sport playing nation. Whether at the local level or international, South Africa’s love of sport and competitive nature is world class. Despite this, many children lack the resources necessary to have the chance to play an organized, umpired game. Physical Education is not part of the school curriculum and after

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My first week in Cape Town

Written by Taylor Jones The week leading up to my arrival in Cape Town was filled with anxiety. The normal stresses of travel such as what to pack and last minute plannings were present but most of the anxiety came from the unknown of the work I was about to begin. All the previous times

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Bethel Academy

This project is dedicated to building new bathrooms, as well as updating the aesthetics of the Bethel Academy school by painting walls and roof – providing much needed renovations for the 190 learners at the school. Project located in Limuru, Kenya Project focused on Education & Enrichment

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Saving the Environment, EcoBrick by EcoBrick

Today we celebrate World Environment Day with a focus on our Ecobrick projects in Livingstone, Zambia. An EcoBrick is a plastic bottle stuffed solid with non-biological waste to create a reusable building block. All that is needed to make an EcoBrick is a plastic bottle or container of some sort (including paper / laminate milk cartons) and a stick

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