Johannesburg 41ers Building a School for Orphans
Johannesburg 41ers have adopted The Love of Christ (TLC) Orphanage in the south of the city as an outreach project since mid-2016. TLC was established in 1993 by the Jarvis family who have taken on over 800 abandoned children. (The family themselves have adopted 17 children.) They provide a home for these children from newly born until they are able to find a permanent home.
JHB 41ers (and especially Richard Wortley, Trevor Ketler and Tony Stock) have subsequently donated in excess of 20 truck-loads of clothes, books, furniture, and electric appliances, including fridges, and washing machines worth in excess of R100 000.
However, a major challenge for the orphanage is the absence of a suitable school in the area, for neither a pre-primary, nor primary school are close by.
The 41ers have as their goal the building of such a school, and have asked, among others, Vulkenland Feldbach Club 41, Austria, to join in this ambitious venture.
It is believed that this project will unite the 41ers Association and, indeed, Round Table.
41er Graham Peaceful and wife Ann were in their element on the occasion of the Jhb 41ers’ Braai Day at TLC in October 2016.
TLC continues to attract volunteers from around the world. These youngsters spend months at a time at TLC assisting the Jarvis’ in the care of the orphans.