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Great news from the Eastern Cape: “Let Us Protect Our Future!” a go!

All over the world, the bureaucratic machine moves slowly. Organizations lumber towards results, interrupted by fiscal years and approval processes. Sometimes brilliant ideas wither and expire before before they’ve had a chance at the table. In Africa, action sometimes masquerades  [Read More]

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Do-goodery on wheels (Call for sponsorship)

The Friends for Life Bike Rally is an annual week-long cycling trip (Toronto – Montreal) fund raiser with proceeds going to the Toronto People with AIDS Foundation. If you live in Toronto, you might know somebody who’s done or is  [Read More]

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Do-goodery: achieved; Mountain Birds outfitted and undefeated

Do-goodery: achieved; Mountain Birds outfitted and undefeated

Day before yesterday Craig drove out to Potsdam, which is beyond Mdantsane, past NU-18  where the rural areas meet the township. There, he delivered the equipment we collected and got to watch the Mountain Birds practice. The Mountain Birds are  [Read More]

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A holiday story

Last Monday evening I packed up the Mdantsane soccer equipment into the Goodlife duffel and three string bags. Hoisting the whole lot onto my back I made my unsteady way towards the door. As I staggered past the full-length mirror,  [Read More]

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Mdantsane Village Soccer Kit Drive

December 17 Update: The collection period is now over. I would like to thank everyone who contributed to the project. Once the items have been delivered I will post details including photos. We collected: Big thanks to: Noelle Carbone Craig  [Read More]

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Whatcha been up to?

Wow, I’ve really missed everyone in the past week or so. How are you all? How come you never call any more? I am super stoked to have some things to report on. After my last post I got a  [Read More]

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Mdantsane soccer

Mdantsane soccer

This morning we are heading to Mdantsane Village, and Craig is looking forward to the drive. “It’s really interesting,” Craig tells me. “You’ll get to see so many different kinds of places on the way.” Informal settlements are like tent  [Read More]

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