Ardmore Design for Orange Babies South Africa

We’re turning orange this month and it’s all for a good cause. We’ve teamed up with Orange Babies, a charity whose ultimate aim is to achieve an HIV-free generation in Africa, to raise funds and awareness for their ongoing projects.

And that’s where you come in. If you purchase an Ardmore Design product that features the colour orange, we’ll donate 15 per cent of the sale to Orange Babies. We’ve got a huge range of goodies for you to choose from, ...

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The Final Episode – Zambia  

Still a few days of project visits to go, but this is my last report. For a period of 20 days I shared the highlights and downplays with you. I hope I managed to share my experiences with you. I am extremely excited about and proud of all I have seen in the last few weeks.

Zambia Orange Babies

Day 21) The final episode

Today we ...

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Namibia

Day 15)

Despite the delay, our long-cherished dream to provide our children in the 5-Rand community with the best is becoming reality because of the support of our partners:
Sportive4kids, Nelson Schoenen and Wintermans Foundation. I am so grateful for the support.

Not that long ago, in the beginning of October 2016, I visited Namibia. I went to the projects and spoke to all the project managers, Cecile Thieme our country director and the board of Obnam.
We all agreed we had ...

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A blast from the past, return to “New Jerusalem” in Midrand

Day 14) Back at New Jerusalem

Today’s highlight is our visit to New Jerusalem. New Jerusalem is a former project from Orange Babies; a project we assisted in financial and management support for more than 6 years. The start-off involved the renovation of the orphanage. This was necessary due to poor hygiene endangering the health of the babies and the 15 toddlers who stayed in the orphanage.

With the support of our ambassador, Herman den Blijker, we renovated the entire kitchen, including ...

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Reunion with Thuli – Limpopo

Day 9) Limpopo

Tomorrow, Wednesday, the 8th of February we will fly to the Limpopo province. To me, this is the most beautiful part of South Africa. The flight will take 45 minutes and we will land in Polokwane, here we have one of the best teams of Orange Babies, managed by Ntemby. She knows how to inspire her team (Maimele, Mokgadi, Amu, Bassani, Aubry and Pumi) and how to keep them enthusiastic. She will collect us from the airport and ...

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Visiting HIVSA Johannesburg

Our third post covering the recent trip of Orange Babies founders Baba Sylla and John Kattenberg, to all the projects in South Africa, Zambia and Namibia (written by Baba).

Day 7

HIVSA – Soweto

At 6.30 in the morning we wake up and open the curtains. It’s still pitch-dark outside. We can’t see anything and we only hear the sound of the cars. I would prefer to go back to bed. We take a quick shower. John is talking a lot and I do ...

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SECOND TRIP TO MOUNT OLIVE

After several project visits in Cape Town our flight lands in Johannesburg. No time for rest as a trip to Mount Olive has been scheduled. Mount Olive is located in the community of Lehae. This community has a high level of unemployment, domestic violence, HIV/AIDS infections and poverty. These social issues have resulted in early school leavers having to look after their sick parents or younger brother or sister. Mount Olive offers the Lehae community assistance and support to ...

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FIRST VISIT TO CAPE TOWN – YABONGA

The first post in our travel report of Orange Babies founders, Baba Sylla and John Kattenberg, to all the projects in South Africa, Zambia and Namibia (written by Baba).

Day 1 –

A lunch is scheduled with the Community Mothers, my “true heroes”…Who would open up their houses on a daily basis to 25 vulnerable children? Kids who have been through a lot? Only these moms can do this, maybe because they, themselves are HIV positive and know the feeling of being ...

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Introducing… Our new ambassadors!

Last week was Youth Day and our projects all did their bit to honour the youth of 1976 who fought for equal education and rights for all.

But one project in particular, the Khaya Centre in Lehae, was lucky enough to be joined in their celebrations by our fantastic foot soldiers and, most excitingly, our brand new ambassadors, the Goliaths!

Brothers Jason, Donovan and Nicholas Goliath, along with Kate Goliath, founded Goliath and Goliath three years ago with the dream ...

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New Board Member

It is with great excitement that we announce the addition of a new director to the board of Orange Babies South Africa, Evert Van der Veer.

As Vice President, Comedy Central, Africa, TV veteran Evert Van der Veer is responsible for driving the success of Viacom International Media Networks Africa’s comedy businesses in sub-Saharan Africa.

Responsible for all aspects of the Comedy Central brand across the region, Van der Veer’s role includes strategic direction, brand management, programme acquisitions, content strategy, production, digital, ...

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