The end of the year is a busy time for everyone, and our Ingane Yami school is no exception!
On Wednesday, 20th November we hosted a beautiful Ingane Yami School Showcase. Instead of the “normal” Christmas Play, the teachers decided to mix things up. Instead we hosted an African-themed evening of entertainment intertwined with an Art Auction. An expectant audience was treated to the Marimba’s, a Johnny Clegg song, a poem and hip-hop dance. In between they had the opportunity to bid on the children’s art. Everyone had an amazing time! Experiencing the children’s incredible talent in so many area’s! It really was such fun for all!
Check out our Ingane Yami facebook for photos from the evening!
Ingane Yami Volunteers Thank-You Dinner
We are well aware that we could never achieve what we do at Ingane Yami without our “Village” of volunteers. These volunteers offer up their time and talents to bless our children; from ballet lessons to weekly P.E. sessions, dentists appointments, doctor appointments, website design and more, we have an army of volunteers who make it all possible!
So this year, we decided to go beyond a gift, and host an event honoring those who mean so much to us. The dinner was such a blast! 50 adults and 25 children gathered around to eat traditional African dishes prepared by the moms (sponsored by SPAR). Together we celebrated the transformation that we were able to see take place this year.
School Final Assembly and Prize Giving
Our school wrapped up on Wednesday, 14th December. At the final assembly we celebrated all that the children had achieved this year!
Andile managed to finish Grade 6 and Grade 7 this year, and has been enrolled at Hillcrest High School for January 2020! While our little Nokubonga completed her “Grade R readiness program”, and will be entering in to the big Ingane Yami school next year!
We also celebrated the most improved in Grade 1, Akhona; the most improved in Grade 2, Emmanuel; and the most improved in Grade 3, Banele. Along with the highest achievers in Grade 1, Sane; in Grade 2, Siyabonga; and in Grade 3, Simbonge (Nana).
Each child received a character award, as they are all such unique characters that add such life and light to the classrooms.