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[Volunteer for 3hrs this Wkend] Makeover Baphumelele Children's Home!
Posted July 28th, 2011 - 7:43 am by from Cape Town, South Africa (Permalink)
Hi everyone!

With the surprising warm "winter" weather in Cape Town, it's time to come out of your hibernation! What better way than volunteer 3hrs of your time this weekend (Fri, Sat, or Sunday) to help makeover Baphumelele Children's Home?

Heart 104.9FM, Newkidz on the Block, MySchool Fundraising Programme

Baphumelele Children's Home is a place of refuge for orphaned and abandoned children. Some of the structures in the complex are in a state of disrepair and desperately need a complete overhaul and refurbishment to make them warmer and more welcoming for the children that live there!



Come help paint the home, repair cupboards, install new curtain rails, lay grass in between the house & more!

REGISTER HERE: http://newkidz.org.za/index.php?page=Baphumelele


Fri, Sat, or Sunday! (July 29 - July 31st)!
* 8 - 11am
* 11am - 2pm
* 2pm - 5pm
* 5 - 8pm


How to get there?
- We can carpool or take the Shuttle buses, departing from Greenpoint!!


Hope to see you there!! Spread the word & invite your friends on FB too~

Couchsurfing Love,
Lisa Huang

LINK: http://www.couchsurfing.org/meetings.html?mid=124942

LOCATION: South Africa - Western Cape - Cape Town
ADDRESS: Baphumelele Children's Home, Khayelitsha

Posted July 29th, 2011 - 6:57 am by from Cape Town, South Africa (Permalink)
Hi all!

Already received several personal msgs about the volunteer event this weekend - this is great!

Some tally of ppl coming so far:

Jess Lawrie
Julia S.

Patrick du Toit

Melinda Griffiths
Lisa Huang
Sifiso Mazibuko
Dale Lubbe (?)
Karien Conradie (?)

Looks like everyone's signed up for various time slots, so it should be a great turnout!!!

Excited about this weekend!! Thanks everyone who've registered so far!

Again, event details can be found here:



CS love,

Posted August 1st, 2011 - 11:30 am by from Cape Town, South Africa (Permalink)
Hi everyone!!

Just wanted to give a BIG SHOUT OUT to all the CSers who came out this weekend!!

Jess Lawrie
Julia S.
Patrick du Toit
Melinda Griffiths
Lisa Huang
Sifiso Mazibuko
Dale Lubbe
Karien Conradie
Niel de Wet
Robert Szucs
Faaiq Davids

And all the other CSers we met along the way (sorry I didn't catch everyone's names....!), as well as other CSers who I didn't get to meet!!!!!

Some photos from Sunday:


You can also find more photos of the makeover on NewKidz's FB page!


P.S. Some of us are discussing about starting a VOLUNTEER GROUP for Western Cape - where everyone can share volunteer opportunities / events, organization & causes they support, and perhaps even start a CS project?

If you are interested, please msg Sifiso Mazibuko (http://www.couchsurfing.org/people/sfiso/) and/or myself!


CS Love,