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Organising African Societies in Struggle (OASIS)
Friday, 28 August 2015 06:17

Mataio Jade Ross

Mataio is on the Oasis support program. He is excelling in Grade 1 and also an active member of the school choir. He had the benefit to be enrolled by Oasis in Grade R in Soteria an excellent pre primary school. Mataio is a well mannered boy and very serious about his future studies. The support from Oasis is appreciated by his granny Lena Willemse who is the most important person in his life. Oasis will be there for Mataio…
Monday, 13 April 2015 20:15

Malibongwe Alfred Qomisa

My name is, Malibongwe Alfred Qomisa I was born in Eastern Cape at Lady Frere. When I was 17 yrs old I went to Johannesburg to find a job; until the age of 36 I worked as a gardener for different employers.  At 37 yrs I moved to CapeTown to find a better job and worked for a trailer rent company in Goodwood.  I was trained in welding, had no certificate, but did welding on the trailers.  After that I…
Wednesday, 14 August 2013 07:35

The Waterboer Family

Oasis has recently been able to provide assistance to the Waterboer family from Stellenbosch. Aron Waterboer and his wife Anna live on the farm Bonniemile, 10km outside Stellenbosch. He’s been working on the farm for the past four years and this is also where our paths crossed. Aron is an extremely hardworking man who awakes every day long before dawn and works till late in the evening. He is a gifted handyman and constantly works on improving his home for…
Friday, 28 June 2013 12:08

Team AQRate at the Swartland

It is only 10 days to go until the Berg River Marathon and Team AQRate is feeling very well prepared and excited for the race.  The five development paddlers recently took part in the Swartland Marathon on the 15th & 16th of June. Morne Jumeni was the fastest of the five, finishing in an excellent 35 position overall in a total time of 6:31:20.55. This is an impressive achievement considering the quality of the field as the event was also…
Friday, 31 May 2013 07:54

Beverly Johnson

This week we highlight one of our latest beneficiaries, Beverly Johnson. Oasis was in a position thanks to donors, to provide Beverly with the necessary funds to enrol in Boston College for a diploma in IT. Beverly has been fascinated by computers and their inner workings for a long time but for many years she was not able to act on her dream. As with so many of us, life had other plans. She started working at a hotel in Stellenbosch…
The Stellenbosch Canoe Club’s development program has been thriving under the leadership of Kirsten Penderis since October 2011. There are over 20 children enrolled, all from the surrounding farms. She is works in the field of psychology and is a passionate, experienced paddler herself. She started out with only four children and steadily brought more farm children to the water and into canoes. They now train four to five times a week and regularly compete at the various races held…
Friday, 19 April 2013 11:36

Ode to the Golden Grannies

There are three grandmothers in my immediate circle of friends which I admire greatly because they are almost single-handidly bringing up their own grandchildren. There are so many of these “Golden” grandmothers that daily work in our homes. There are the Mabel’s, Mickey’s and Lena’s who wake-up long before the break of dawn to travel to their places of work. However, before they can leave they still have to get the grandkids ready for school. These grannies, in most cases,…
Tuesday, 26 March 2013 09:30

Kathy's Educare & Pre-Primary School

Oasis was recently in the privileged position to provide Kathy's Educare & Pre-Primary School with funds towards the purchasing of educational resources. Education is one of our key focus areas, as we believe this is where the biggest need is in our country but also where the greatest potential lies for positive impact. Please see below the thank you letter from Chantal Julius. Feedback like this always acts as a pleasurable reminder of the how every contribution, no matter the…
Monday, 11 March 2013 13:28

Stellenbosch Development Program

The Stellenbosch Development Program aims to introduce children from the local farming communities to the sport of canoeing and assist them in a number of different ways that will have a positive impact on their social, economic and psychological wellbeing. The primary goal of the sport development program is to use sport as a medium through which individual, social and community development can occur. There are currently fifteen children enrolled in the program training four times a week with racing…

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