Launch of the Nkosi’s Haven Art Gallery
We are very excited to announce the launch of the Nkosi’s Haven Art gallery. The gallery was commissioned by Nkosi’s Haven to give exposure to artists via our website to the rest of the world. The Nkosi’s Haven website has due to Nkosi Johnson’s international appeal built up a following across the world. This creates a platform for other parties that are willing to work with us to be exposed to this following of loyal supporters of Nkosi’s 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
The 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.
David 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.
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Thank you so much to ABC for selecting our founding director, Gail Johnson, as their ‘Person of the Week’ this week (on June 11th). To view ABC’s footage or read the accompanying article please click here!
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 […]