Ronda and Wendy have been producing quite a catalogue of photographs from the recent distributions, rather than post them a few at a time, it was decided to create a discussion page where they could be displayed more speedily so that members might be able to spot their squares, garments or hats earlier!  Spotting one of our own creations in Africa really does spur as on to even greater creativity!

Here is one of the gorgeous children in a
'before' and 'after' photo!
      Often one reads comments from members wishing they could do more, but the only thing we have to do, is exactly the amount of goodness that each of us has available from looking after our families etc.,  EVERY SQUARE  is so very valuable, and it does make a difference. KAS members have contributed an astonishing number of squares during the last 4 and half years - added together, we have brought comfort and warmth to thousands upon thousands of deprived, vulnerable, and, sadly often unwell children.  Below is a quote from one of the loveliest Africans to grace that continent - Bishop Desmond Tutu which really summarises everything the KAS Band of Sisters & Brothers do, day in day out, freely and without thought of self!  We knit & crochet to support these children totally unconditionally.

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This whole story just warms the heart ... and brings tears of joy!  So much love and effort, but what a great result!   High Fives to all.

Another instalment of the wonderful Nancefield story - The Wall Charts.

These posters are wonderful!  So colourful and educational and fun at the same time.  The children will really love these I know.

More photos of Nancefield from Wendy!

A colour explosion!

He was trying to eat the plastic food!                    How does this hula hoop thing work!

Colouring station and puzzle station - ready for action!

This adorable little boy would throw the ball and try to kick it - he has obviously watched soccer, but he would inevitably miss and have to run and fin the ball.

How to hula hoop - ahem.........

Ronda unpacking blocks                                       Annette and Donna

Ronda showing us the shopping trolley and contents.


Stunning sets of wooden blocks!

Puzzle mat building!   These sand & water tables have a cover so they can

be used as tables too!

What a wonderul and heartening collection of photos. I love the little boy who's trying to eat the plastic food. Poor sweetheart. I hope he got some real food inside him.

I cannot get enough looking at the photos!  I am SO proud of us!!  What a great feeling, to have this direct impact.  

I just spent some time showing my parents the photos, as they also donated to the fundraiser....they were thrilled to see what was accomplished.  It seems like so much was bought with the amount of money, clearly you all worked very hard to make the money go as far as possible!  I am sure you were all exhausted by the time the set-up was done; but what a wonderful job you did and such a huge impact for these children!!  Big hugs to you all!  XOXOXO

I agree with Mary Anne 100%.  What a thrill to see where the dollars went and wowsers, how much was done with so little it about stretching a dollar until it squeaked....bravo ladies, these pictures are tremendously encouraging!

Batch No.7 from Wendy : 

The biggest hit of all!

The kids are exploring right across the gym!

Everyone's on the puzzle mat!

Learning how to see-saw!                                       Enjoying the building blocks!                                  

The little boy retired to the bike after soccer ? Those bikes are such a hit. I love everything.  I looked again at the blocks which have colours and patterns and size and shapes, all sorts for the children to experiment with. I can imagine they can't wait to get to daycare everyday now.

Agree Sue - with so many children absorbed and able to function without constant supervision, the teachers and helpers can provide attention to the 'traumatised' children who may need extra TLC.

Now there is an added bonus I didn't think of, thanks for telling us Pam.  What a touching thought, it makes my heart go tender to think that not only do these purchases give the children play and imagination and creativity boosts but love boosts for those little ones that need it the most!

Thanks Jeanne, some of those children need that extra bit of TLC.  The little hoodie boy who plays 'lone wolf' on his own with the ball, but watches the other children playing, is one - hopefully they can bring him out and integrate/inter-act with the others.



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