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January 2014: Highlights from 2013
Wendy Fraser, Seeds of Light Director


Dear friends of Seeds of Light   


Happy New Year to all of you from Seeds of Light!  I am transitioning into the Director's position as Becky Harmon leaves South Africa to head back to the United States.  I am looking forward to the year ahead and to continuing the amazing work that Seeds of Light is doing in the Acornhoek area.  I have been out in the community meeting people and visiting our projects and am SO impressed with everyone and all that is going on here.   We thought we should continue the tradition of starting the new year by highlighting the accomplishments of last year in pictures.  I hope you enjoy seeing the beautiful faces of the children and community members that we work with every day here. 

In This Issue
January 2014: Highlights from 2013
Ekurhuleni Center Fills a Critical Need for Children
Art Classes Create Masterpieces
Acornhoek Leaders Grow and Shine
Beautiful Hats Warm Hearts
Gardening Education Has a Big Impact
How to Help
Seeds of Light Now on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest
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Our deepest and heartfelt thanks to those of you whose generosity has enabled us to create a safe haven for orphans and vulnerable children and uplift the community through our work with schools and empowerment projects.  We appreciate your support and your love.  


May you have a blessed 2014.


With love,


Wendy Fraser and all of us at Seeds of Light


Ekurhuleni Center Fills a Critical Need for Children

Construction of Phase 1 of the Orphan Center was completed on February 15, 2013.  100 orphans and vulnerable children are coming to the Center, 365 days per year, getting meals, learning skills, and receiving loving support.  Much more is needed to continue the development of the Center. 
We have a BRAND NEW video that  is a Center update and an introduction to our new child sponsorship program.  You can now sponsor a child monthly for $42 and be the one adult who shows up for one child.  Click here to watch the video and find out more.  
Art Classes Create Masterpieces Great and Small

The Seeds of Light art classes are on fire! We added a third weekly class at Ekurhuleni Center for Orphans and Vulnerable Children this year.  The children are creating amazing art pieces, including a group who are now doing mural art in Acornhoek.  They have finished 5 murals at two different sites.  Here are two of them:  the taxi toilet building and the Mandela mural, done the week after he died. Such talent we are cultivatingGreat job Nick Vorono and Walter Sibuyi!  
Women's group supporting the elderly with one of the gogos
Acornhoek Leaders Grow and Shine

Seeds of Light's first Acornhoek Leadership Forum class is creating ripples of light out in their communities beyond anything we thought would happen.  There are two new community gardens, a project assisting elderly people who are quite frail and vulnerable, HIV and AIDS education forums being presented, medicinal plant classes being given, a moringa nursery and growing project, a pig breeding project that has been started with "troubled" youth, and two projects supporting orphans and vulnerable children.
Trygive Nxumalo's moringa project 
Stella Horgan (front) and Becky Harmon (back row) with 8 of the leaders
Beautiful Hats Warm Hearts and Heads
One Hat One Heart Continues its Winter Hat Giveaways
Five schools and the Ekurhuleni Center for Orphans and Vulnerable Children received hundreds of colorful, hand-made hats of all sizes, shapes and styles. The children got to select their own hats and then look at themselves in a mirror.  BIG SMILES!  
Thank you to our very dedicated and loving hat makers.

To find out more about One Hat, One Heart, visit our website.




Permaculture Gardening Education Has a Big Impact in Seeds of Light Schools

Seeds of LIght continued its quarterly, seasonal permaculture trainings for all Seeds of Light schools.  A highly enthusiastic group of gardeners from 8 primary schools gather every 3 months to learn about planting, caring for, and harvesting plants for that season. We cover pest control without chemical sprays, water conservation and use,intercropping vegetables herbs and flowers, and review of basic permaculture principles.   

Daphney Makhubela teaches about medicinal plants growing in the garden
There is always lots of singing and dancing to help the work along.  


"Not all of us can do great things.
But we can do small things with great love."
Talitha Mthethwa, Director of Ekurhuleni Center for Orphans and Vulnerable Children with the kids

If you would like to sponsor an individual child at the Ekurhuleni Center, click here to download the sponsorship form.  


If you are inspired to fund raise for our work, please let us know and we will help you. We have videos, brochures, stories, everything you need to make it a success. Contact Mona at (505) 424-8844 or write to us at If you'd like to donate today by check or online, click hereYour donations are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Seeds of Light's mission is to assist with the awakening of the Global Heart, which we perceive to be the interconnectedness of all life through tolerance, forgiveness, love and compassion.  Seeds of Light is the humanitarian arm of CoreLight, a spiritual non-profit organization dedicated to inner and outer peace in the world, based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.  
Seeds of Light does not impose any spiritual beliefs on the people it supports.   



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