Stop the Bus 2011 – Day 3 (Trip 2) – Making a difference

Children arriving for the christmas party

Children arriving for the christmas party

Today we started the day by going to Buffelsjagsbaai together with Siswe from Badisa where we did our door to door campaign. This part of the Overberg region is poverty stricken and the need for social support is startling. The unemployment rate is mammoth in this small community (approx. 1,000 people live in this area). Even though, the team was met with warmth and friendliness by the locals, which made us reflect upon how self-absorbed we in our own little bubble can be when facing the difficulties other people have to struggle with in their daily lives.

Afterwards we went to Baardskeerdersbos where we did a talk around about understanding rape at the Family in Focus volunteers Diploma Ceremony and Christmas party, and then we e.g. were entertained by the children singing Christmas songs.

The team all agreed upon being tired today as it had been a challenging day and a lot of us were emotionally drained.

Thobeka tête-à-tête with a male resident in Buffelsjagsbaai

Thobeka tête-à-tête with a male resident in Buffelsjagsbaai

Eleanor and Sizwe together with the locals

Eleanor and Sizwe together with the locals

The team having fun with the locals

The team having fun with the locals

Some of the team members and the participants from the ceremony at Baardskeerdersbos

Some of the team members and the participants from the ceremony at Baardskeerdersbos

Woman from Buffelsjagsbaai

Woman from Buffelsjagsbaai

Eleanor informing the participants about understanding rape

Eleanor informing the participants about understanding rape

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4 thoughts on “Stop the Bus 2011 – Day 3 (Trip 2) – Making a difference

  1. Hi Team,

    Count your gains, not your Losses

    As we travel down life’s busy road, complaining of our heavy load, we often think God’s been unfair and given us much more than our share of daily little irritations and disappointing tribulations. We discontented with our lot and all the bad breaks that we got. We count our losses, not our gain and remember only tears and pain. The good things we forget completely when God looked down and blessed us sweetly and so we walk with heads held low, and little do we guess or know that someone near us on life’s street is burdened deeply with defeat, and if we’d but forget our care and stop in sympathy to share the burden that our brother carried, our minds and hearts would be less harried and we would feel our load was small in fact we carried no load at all.
    Have an awesome day

  2. Wow Ellie what can i say you guys are doing an awesome job. Love the fact that you engaging with the community. We love and miss you and we so proud of you mwah:)

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