Cape Town and Eshowe

Cape Town was wonderful with perfect weather. One of the highlights was the Robben Island tour.  We visited Nelson Mandela’s prison cell and heard the story of the prison from a former ex-inmate.  We also were very fortunate to receive a tour of the Townships and Cape Point from the wonderfully, insightful Paul Faure, a Books for Africa recipient.  And yes, there were penguins!  We are now in Eschowe staying with great friends of ACC at the Chase with Janey and John.  The B&B is beautiful with extraordinary views.  Monkeys, owls, and other various animals are our neighbors.  Today we visited 3 Zulu schools.  We were entertained by the beautiful voices and dance of the children.  The schools are definitely in need.  There are 300 children in 2 classrooms – unbelievable!  The Principals and Teachers were thankful for the donation of chalk, crayons, pencils, pencil sharpeners and toothbrushes that we brought.  The children are dedicated to learning whether in wind, direct sun, under a tree which motivates us even more to help all the children.  Pictures to follow!


5 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Shirley Follett on August 16, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    Please advise if Tammie has arrived.


    • Posted by Henry Bromelkamp on August 18, 2010 at 3:08 pm

      Tammie arrived many years ago, when she landed that great job at Thomson Reuters. Now she’s in Africa.


  2. Posted by Shirley Follett on August 16, 2010 at 8:59 pm


    Hope you are enjoying your time and work in Africa.
    Shirley Follett


  3. Posted by Chrissy Follett on August 17, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    Hi Tammie!
    Sounds like you are having fun! I want to see you dancing in some of those pictures! I think that is great what you are doing for the kids! Have a great time but you are missed back in the states!
    Love you Chrissy 🙂


  4. Posted by Traci Sprengeler on August 21, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    Hi Tams!

    I so appreciate all of your blogs and the rest of the blogging authors! The need is profound and wide. Thank you for making such a difference. I also love that you are all having a great time, enjoying all the schools, children, scenery and each other. Perfect!

    Love you and thinking of you,



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