Update on Covid 19

Good News and Bad News

Dear Supporters

Following on from the previous COVID-19 update the evolution of the virus has increased at a slow rate in Eswatini.

As at 12 June:  486 cases.  247 recovered.  3 deaths. (more…)

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Covid 19 – April Update

With the increasing impact of the Coronavirus across the world, I thought it would be useful to give you an update on the situation in eSwatini (Swaziland) and the issues with the vulnerable children we are supporting.  Over the past three weeks I have been in regular contact with friends and colleagues in Swaziland to ascertain the problems being experienced by our two Centres and the schools.

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Covid 19 – April Update
Queuing for lunch during lockdown

What’s going on?

Bee Keeping

Latest harvest has been sold to secure PPE equipment for the cooks and additional utensils for the kitchen. (more…)

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Lockdown in Eswatini

Coronavirus has meant the there has been lockdown in Eswatini since March 27th for 30 days.  Our feeding centres are now both closed which is extremely concerning as in some cases the meal we provide is the only meal some of our youngsters have each day. (more…)

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PIES is the Winner!

Burton Copeland Solicitors, in support of PIES, held a quiz night at Manchester City Etihad Stadium and it was attended by around 270 people, mainly from the legal fraternity of…

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Andy achieves personal best!

Andy Irwin did it!  He ran the Birmingham 10k from beginning to end!   He says that usually his idea of a run is 'for the bus' and then 'congratulates himself…

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Special Shoes for a Special Girl

On our visit to Swaziland in May we were introduced to Sinenhlanhla by her headteacher.  Sinenhlanhla is a vulnerable child struggling at home living with her parents and 4 siblings. …

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Girls in Trouble

During the Trustees’ May visit to sponsored children, it was discovered that twin sponsored girls were having difficulties with their home life.  They were living in a threatening environment which…

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Malagwane Hotspurs up Their Game

The ‘Hotspurs’ are a boys 14-16 year old football team attached to our Malagwane Care Centre.  The boys are either at school or helping with tasks around the Centre such…

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