More in hope than expectation, we booked flights to South Africa last year. Now, three weeks away from take-off it looks and feels as if we might actually go. The opportunity to renew friendships and build networks will be invaluable, and it will be exciting to visit places and meet people that we know of solely through zoom.
We may also see some elephants along the way
The last few months of 2021 were quiet ones for us, save for the excellent Christmas Quiz.
At the end of December, our chair, Ade Lusmore wrote:
As we come to the end of this second strange year, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support.
It has been a difficult year for us here in the west but we are in a pandemic and it is so much worse in the developing world. Khanya has not stopped supporting its projects in South Africa, indeed we hope to expand into Botswana in 2022.
Khanya can do nothing to help train young people without the support of people like you. Fundraising has been difficult yet again this year and Khanya is extremely grateful to everyone who has donated money to us in 2021, particularly the nine people who give on a regular basis.
Our Secretary has been working tirelessly to find more ways people can support Khanya. Obviously you can donate through our web site www.khanya.org.uk, regularly or as a one off but now you can also:
We wish all our supporters a Happy New Year
Christina Thomas is a trustee of Khanya and serial volunteer at Amasango Career School.