THE MANALENI ACHIEVEMENT CENTRE (The MAC)
CARING FOR 90 AIDS ORPHANS AND VULNERABLE CHILDREN
Since 2007 The MAC has provided 90 kids with love, food, clothing, supplemental education, faith development, a life learning environment and a promise of skills training and higher education.
The HIV/AIDS infection rate in this former Homeland under Apartheid hovers around 50% and unemployment is around 80%.
NEWS FLASH: Following the visit of The 2018 Fall Team Resident MAC Coach Linda Darling reports:
“PRAISE GOD for this team! They were SO prepared yet so flexible – much appreciated – Reading Groups included listening to CDs and following along AND the MAC teens prepared skits about portions of their books (amazing talent). The teens themselves read in their groups — and received many compliments from their TEAM Members). Leadership was ‘hands on’ teaching thru various games, exercises and discussions centering around Integrity, Perseverance, Humility and Initiative. Amazing lessons taught by enthusiastic and well prepared leaders. And a Healthy Foods/Fitness emphasis with a different snack each day — fruits, vegetables, yogurt, cream cheese, fruit parfait, fruit skewers, black bean/veggies in lettuce wrap tacos, and veggie wraps! Plus Games for Exercise. HIV/AIDS taught in depth to ALL – in 2 groups, teens and those 12 and under. Amazing information shared and MUCH discussion. We were proud that our Teens know so much; however, they learned MORE!
Take a look at some pics from the 2018 Fall and other Team Trips On The “Past Teams” drop down menu.
And, if you want to consider making a similar difference by making a trip, contact Team Leader Deb Dioguardi at firstname.lastname@example.org