Tag Archives: South Africa 2016
Since 2001 Rod Robinson has come on every South Africa service trip. He was a GS parent and former board member. He and I were discussing this year’s trip last fall when he died unexpectedly in November. His sons raised money in a memorial fund for us to use while here. Continue reading
Today was a morning of church for most kids and an afternoon of beach for everyone. It was very windy. Families explained that Strand Beach, which is quite far from Cape Town, was where Coloured people came to have a picnic and play on Sundays. Of all the things that were segregated during apartheid, beaches were one of the most segregated, thus the distance from Cape Town.
Yesterday we worked in two groups. One went to Filia School to complete a construction project (Amedeo will post pictures). My group went back to Blikkiesdorp to finish some gardening. Afterward we went to the Elim Night Shelter to paint the women’s bathroom. It took two coats of primer to cover the old dark grey paint. Monday we’ll paint it a warm yellow.