With it being Friday today was the last day we would be working at the Creche with the kids around as well. We worked until lunchtime trying to finish off the new floor in the Creche, the roof of the Soup Kitchen, the foundation for the Water catchment and the the varnishing of the playground.
When lunchtime arrived we had a party for the children at the Creche with various toys, candy and educational supplies that the team had brought from home or purchased here for the kids.
It is amazing to see the joy in their faces at the most simple of things. Blowing bubbles can have a group of kids completely content, a sucker is the greatest treat in the world, not to mention their elation at receiving basic classroom supplies like pencils and colouring books.
Im going to miss seeing these beautiful children tomorrow as we try and finish off all our project work. They have made every day so worth it, and while it is amazing to help them out they have left a huge impact on each and everyone of us.
After lunch and the party was finished it was time to sadly say goodbye to the kids and head to Veyane cultural village.
Veyane is set up as a traditional Zulu village to teach people about the customs, living conditions and celebrations of the Zulu people as their ancestors used to live.
As we entered the village after being welcomed in we learnt about the different sleeping quarters of the village (boys on one side, girls on the other), traditional Zulu weapons and how they made them and of course Zulu dancing and stick fighting.
After this we then got to try on the traditional Zulu clothes of the Women and Men as well as visit a Sangoma (Zulu Witch Doctor)
It capped off an absolutely fantastic day. To do so much and learn so much was brilliant and gives us the motivation to finish off our projects tomorrow morning for the community!