16th December: ‘Grow your own’
As the brewery
in Soweto slum pumps acrid smoke into the air and creates a stream of toxic
sludge running between the huts where children play, a mother working here
holds back her toddler from the edge of the slurry pit.
dependence on alcohol brewing not only results in children being exposed to
toxins, neglect due to intoxication of parents, and the dangers of predatory
inebriated men, but it is a primary cause of malnutrion. Children are fed the
dregs of the brewery, and all the while the community invests in alcohol, they
are not growing the food they desperately need.
here, supported by Children on the Edge, has created durable alternative to
this in the form of agricultural training and inputs. The community now has a burgeoning farm area where local people
are gaining skills, and growing food for the Centre and to take home for their
Thank you! The Week 2 of Advent
Isak Charity Auction raised £120 for Children on the Edge. A happy highest
bidder will receive a package containing at least £200 worth of Isak products
and Children on the Edge will automatically receive all £120 directly.
The Week 3 of Advent Isak Charity
Auction is no live with £300 worth of Isak goodies. Please visit the auction link and help us support this
wonderful charity. The auction will be live until Sunday evening 22nd Dec.
Sandra & Nick