Posts tagged with ‘Gail Johnson’

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The South African Whole Grain Bread Project

by Nkosis Haven

The following article orinially appeared in Breadlines: Volume 18, Issue 3. A publication by the Bread Bakers Guild of America.

By Daniel Leader, Guild Member and Co-owner of Bread Alone Bakery, Boiceville, NY

SAWGBP_Photo2The multicolored door to the metal shipping container creaks open to reveal two South African women pulling honey-colored loaves from a shiny oven. Outside the newly painted doors, three children munch on fresh bread in the hot, dusty courtyard of Nkosi’s Haven. I stand aside and watch, dressed in my baker’s pants and chef’s coat, while a group of neatly dressed children begin to gather around their mothers and other community women who have assembled to witness the fledgling beginnings of what I cautiously hope will be the gateway to their health, healing and livelihood: The South African Whole Grain Bread Project.

Dressing for the Future: An incredible start to the post-Matric lives of two of our young girls

by Nkosis Haven

david_logo_copyDavid Tlale, one of South Africa’s top designers, came to the rescue with two magnificent creations for Palesa (in black) and Delphina (in purple) in just a week.

The girls had chosen an alternative dressmaker who let them down badly.  So a sos SMS to David, who was showing in Paris at the Paris Fashion week, resulted in an immediate response with ‘of course I will help’.

David arrived back from Paris on 14th, met with the girls who had their first fitting on Tuesday 21st, 2nd fitting on 23rd and Friday evening 24th our two girls knocked the socks off everyone at their matric farewell in their DAVID TLALE DESIGNS!!

A huge THANK YOU to David for his amazing support and his overwhelming generosity by sponsoring the girl’s dresses.

For more information on David Tlale or to view more of his stunning designs, please visit his website.

67 Minutes at Nkosi’s

by Nkosis Haven
Nkosi with Mandela

Nkosi with MandelaAll of us at Nkosi’s Haven and Village would like to sincerely thank everyone who volunteered 67 minutes of their time yesterday in celebration of Madiba’s birthday, and of the 67 years he has spent in service of South Africa and the world. A special thanks to Proteas cricketers Rusty Theron, Lonwabo Tsotsobe and Ryan McLaren and everyone at Cheesekids for Humanity for helping brighten the atmosphere at our Haven in Berea!

A very happy birthday as well to Nelson Mandela. You continue to be an inspiration to all of us at Nkosi’s Haven. Thank you for your support of Nkosi and all of the children in South Africa. Ilanga elimndandi kuwe! Imini emandi kuwe!Veels geluk met jou verjaarsdag! Ilanga elimnandi lamabeletho! Mahlatse letšatšing la matswalo! Letsatsi le monate la tswalo! Lusuku lwekutalwa loluhle! Ndzi tlangela siku ro velekiwa! Masego a Letsatsi la Matsalo! Duvha la mabebo lavhudi!

Please view the links below to see what other community members did to support Nkosi’s Haven and Village during thier 67 minutes: Proteas paints orphanage for Mandela Day

Sowetan – Cricket Heeds Madiba call Blog: Mandela Day


by Nkosis Haven

“Kiss”   When you’re a 10 year-old little boy, getting a kiss from your mother could be considered ‘yucky’. But what if you were the only kid at school who didn’t have a mother to give you a kiss? This is the plight faced by Aids orphans in South Africa. We would like to sincerely […]

Visitor Information

by Nkosis Haven

During the World Cup we opened our doors and welcomed guests from around the world to visit our projects and see first hand all of the success stories we strive to create on a day to day basis with all of our Mom’s and Kids at Nkosi’s Haven Village. We were privledged have represtatives from […]