/ 23. June 2011 14:29
As in all large cities throughout the world Durban, South Africa has its share of children living on the streets. In December, 1988, an organization called “StreetWise” began gathering young, vulnerable boys off the streets and into shelters. In 1992 the group moved out of the city to part of an old monastery near Marinhill, South Africa where today it provides shelter, food, education, support and love to some 52 young boys from the streets. Although it ha a non-racial policy most... [More]
/ 13. June 2011 18:46
The Malvern Prep students spent some time in a new service site, the Molweni Zimele Centre. It was a tremendous experience for all involved.
The Molweni Ziemle Centre is located near the Augustinian Mission in South Africa. It is a facility established in February 1997 with the aim of giving the mentally and physically challenged children of the Zulu community the opportunity to learn academically and to acquire the skills to be part of the larger community. Originally the centre starte... [More]
/ 6. June 2011 17:56
One of the areas in which the Villanova student nurses and the seniors from the Malvern Prep School was St. Leo's School. St. Leo's Mission School for the Zulu community is located outside of Durban, South Africa serving the community of the Valley of 1,000 Hills through the Augustinian Parish of St. Leo's. When the American Augustinian Friars assumed responsibility for the mission of St Leo's Church and school approximately 8 years ago, the school had around 350 students. The facility was ... [More]