We have been working with this Evaton Gogo group for about two years or so. Evaton is about 80 km from Johannesburg, so is always quite a mission to administer.
On this occasion we met Mabel for the first time.
She initially sent a message to the KAS cellphone on the 7th of December, asking for help. She finally made contact with Ronda in March. She explained that she runs many Gogo groups and would love them to stitch blankets for us, so we left her with 5 bags of squares.
Mabel helps us out on Tuesdays whenever she can ...
... and she will take Wendy's seat on the KAS South Africa board. Knowing Mabel has made our lives simpler!
This is the very first distribution we did on Mabel's introduction.
Mabel has since conducted more than 20 distributions on our behalf which has been a massive help. Here we collected 35 blankets and left another 5 bags of blanket packs.
Anyone who has sent a donation to help pay our Gogos will be pleased to know that we were able to pay them R350. This is such an important part of our endeavor and your ongoing support and generosity is appreciated!
This Gogo group is organised by Connie Diphoko whose family owns half of Evaton and runs the ambulance service. It is a desolate area far south of Johannesburg - an area that seems to have been "forgotten". It is part of Sebokeng Municipality.
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Always good to know about the various KAS family in South Africa - Mabel is a very welcome addition to the team and will bring something extra to the South African Board!
"An area that seems to have been forgotten"....except for Knit a Square! I am SO glad to hear we've found these wonderful people and extra happy that we can pay the Gogos and I think even just keeping in touch with these people helps them to know they are not forgotten and are cared about and how important is that?
Who knows, perhaps one day we can give the Gogos there knitting or crochet lessons, help them find self employment, what a wonderful thing that would be. Meanwhile how cute are those kids in those hats? Wow. Thanks so much for driving the hour there to make contact. It's very inspiring!
Great report. Thank you and thank you to Mabel for stepping up. I particularly love the before and after shots of the two litle ones hatless and the hatted !!