Soon after the annual Hands at Work South Africa/Swaziland Celebration, hosted at the Hub in White River from 29 - 31 March, 20 of us set out - in a variety of transport modes (some flew, some endured 45-hour bus rides!) - to Zambia. The Zambian leg of the Celebration, 13 - 15 April, was cause for a large family reunion: Hands at Work volunteers and community-based organization workers from as far as Nigeria, the DRC, Malawi, Zimbabwe and from across Zambia came together for three days of much singing, dancing, eating and sharing of stories, encouragement and starting of new friendships.
Now back at the Hub, we've enjoyed a slow Easter break and even celebrated a family wedding!
Watch this space for a report back on our Celebrations
Hands at Work family members from across Africa shared stories that had us laughing out loud at times, in tears at others. We talked, too, about our plans to roll out the Walking with Wounded Children programme in collaboration with Petra College: A phenomenal programme that aids care workers - often wounded themselves - to deeply care for the orphaned and vulnerable in their communities.
And, of course, we took a lot of pictures! We'd love to share them and our stories with you.