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2015: Building the Future

What would Christmas be without Boney M’s “Drummer Boy”? Some might remember this time of the year by the smell of suntan lotion and sand between the toes. And then we obviously remember the excitement of the gifts under the tree. While these are all ingredients of a memorable summer vacation, KIN Culture values Christmas as the time when we remember the birth of Jesus.

2015 seems to have flown by, it feels like the months were in a race to see who could get to December first. Unfortunately, we have to admit that it has been quite a while since the last time we spoke. Sorry. In the mean time we had an exciting Mandela Day out in Klapmuts during July and we used some of our pop-up shop momentum to our advantage at Kamers Vol Geskenke in Hermanus and Stellenbosch during September and October.

Furthermore, we built some important partnerships in the greater Winelands area with a number of businessmen and other organisations. In case you missed it, we have been renovating a home as we prepare for our first children. This is the same property which we are busy applying for rezoning as a possible option to pursue for the future.

Our various development teams have volunteered much time and effort to pioneer KIN Care, KIN Education and KIN Business, to mention a few. Thank you to each and everyone who has volunteered their expertise and lots of time to invest in the future of vulnerable children in South Africa. We ended off the year with one of our volunteers hosting a Thanksgiving Dinner in aide of this vision and a group of friends are currently traversing the mountains of Lesotho to create awareness for KIN Culture. Take a look at Lesotho Kingdom Traverse Follow their journey on instagram @grobler_basson.

And that was our year in a nutshell, a very small nutshell by the way. If you feel like you’ve missed something you should sign up to our newsletter on www.kinculture.org or join a thousand other people and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Even if it is the last thing we say this year, we would like to say, “Thank you!” Every prayer meeting, random Saturday working in the sun and email is your part in bringing a sustainable solution to the children of South Africa. Let’s keep doing this, together we can!

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