Category Archives: Daily Life

A glimpse of daily life in the settlement

Sunshine’s fight for survival

An open letter to those who want to know… In 2010 I started working for the ACVV Koeberg where I assisted in opening my first preschool, Clever Kids Academy. I did it because I saw the deficit with which impoverished children begin life and how the system works against them having any hope at a […]

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The desperation of children…

It is a very frustrating thing to help an entire community living in the most unimaginable conditions… With a lack of foster care placement options my family grew very quickly from my daughter and I to include first my four year old son followed by my eleven year old foster son and then his nine […]

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When hunger strikes

I wish I could describe the harsh reality of someone living in poverty in a way that truly captures the injustice of the living conditions of those unfortunate enough to be born into this life. I wish I could create a poverty simulator that truly allows people to understand the emotional, physical and mental strain […]

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