Aussie pupils do outreach at Jehovah Jireh Alexandria

PUPILS from St Stephen’s in Perth arrived last Wednesday at Jehovah Jireh Haven (JJH) for unwanted children to build a wash room converted from a container and a new playground for the 45 children that stay with Molly and Neels Bam. Some of these children are full time and some stay at Jehovah Jireh Haven when their parents are working or need a safe place for their children.

SOMETHING NEW: Pupils from St Stephens in Perth, Australia visited JJ Haven in Alexandria and transformed a shipping container into a new washroom for Molly Bam and her children she looks after Picture:LOUISE CARTER

It is run by two private people, Molly and Neels Bam, with no government aid whatsoever.

The group of  17 Australian pupils who are in level ten at their school is led by Eastern Cape, ex-pat Dale Kelly who came to Jehovah Jireh last year with a different group class and also lent themselves to work at the haven. Kelly has been living abroad for some time but visits family in the Eastern Cape.


“Its great for them to come and help out and see what is happening in other countries. Its a form of great satisfaction for them to make a difference,” said Kelly.

Supa Quick and Best Drive and Delivery sponsored materials for the project while the Aussies did some fundraising of their own.

See next week’s TotT for full story and more photos.

HARD AT WORK: Taking a quick break from building and painting a new playground build at JJ Haven in Alexandria are Aussie pupils and volunteers Pictures: LOUISE CARTER


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