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March 2019 Newsletter
By: aafadmin
Mar 18, 2019

Dear friends, “A picture is worth a thousand words”. This is the expression which came to mind when one of our team in South Africa sent this photo to me this week. It is a glorious picture of HOPE. Mumsie, who has worked with AAF on garden projects for the past decade, is delicately holding the […]

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August 2018 Newsletter
On: Mar 18, 2019
By: aafadmin

THANK YOU!  Thank you so much for being a part of making this year’s AAF Winter trip a huge success. What a busy few weeks it was! We had the privilege of taking part in each of AAF’s core projects and saw firsthand how the funds you helped us raise are being used to improve […]

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May 2018 Newsletter
On: May 9, 2018
By: aafadmin

Welcome to the May 2018 Newsletter! Chairman’s Report Schoolies Trip” to Zamimpilo, South Africa, November 2017 Our trip to Zamimpilo felt like an enormous success at the time, with literally and metaphorically plenty of seeds being sown. We have delayed this report because seeds take time to grow. We have waited to share with our […]

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October 2017 Newsletter
On: Nov 21, 2017
By: aafadmin

SCHOOLIES WITH A DIFFERENCE! On November 4th a group will travel to South Africa for a two week holiday with a difference. The Gray family, Mathew, Jane and their sons Jonah, Noah, Elijah and Isaiah have made this trip before, and they are all excited to share this experience with four friends who have never […]

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2017 Mid year appeal
On: Jun 20, 2017
By: aafadmin

Dear Supporter, As you are aware, AAF is a small, Australian charity run entirely by volunteers. We ensure our work remains focused through regular visits and ongoing communication with our people in the field. Currently we have six interns who work with Vusi Maphalala. (You may remember, Vusi visited us last year and attended our […]

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2016 Year in review
On: Feb 15, 2017
By: aafadmin

A letter from the Chairman, Dr John Schwarz In December, 2016 we had an exciting visit  from Vusi and his wife Bongi Maphalala.  Vusi is a young Zulu man who has been a teacher and a pastor and for many years has been the leader of our Value Based Life Skills program in the Okhahlamba […]

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Newsletter – January 2016
On: Jan 15, 2016
By: aafadmin

Welome to the AAF News January 2016 Chairman’s Report 2015 2015 has been a little difficult in that a number of the most active people working in AAF have had health issues. Nevertheless the obvious needs of the African people have stimulated our supporters to maintain the work and we have achieved many goals, as […]

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Newsletter Spring 2015
On: Nov 10, 2015
By: aafadmin

Welcome to AAF Newsletter for Spring 2015! Although we have not been able to personally visit South Africa and Kenya in these past months, we have had our daughter, Sarah, and her family visit our projects, and our other daughter, Jane, will also visit with her family soon. We are in close contact by phone […]

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Newsletter – Febuary 2015
On: Jan 19, 2015
By: aafadmin

Welcome to 2015! We hope your Christmas and holiday season was relaxing and invigorating. We are looking forward to new and continuing projects, new and continuing volunteers and many great results through the work weundertake in South Africa. From John and Rosalie: It is exciting that many of the young people who have been through […]

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Newsletter November 2014
On: Nov 20, 2014
By: aafadmin

Welcome to the November edition of our newsletter! Our trip to South Africa this year was difficult as Rosalie had some health issues and felt unwell. Weeks of planning are needed to fit in all the projects and visits to six different schools, and long travel. Due to all the complications Rosalie felt she would […]

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