This was the fourth time that a group of Helwel
Trust supporters had visited the partner charities and projects
that we support in the rural areas of Nqutu and Nkandla in KwaZulu.
There were thirteen of us. Some had been several times before but
for three of us it was the first time to do such a trip. Despite
all the regular reports that we receive, nothing can compare with
first hand experience. The fact-finding, the warmth of welcome,
including singing and dancing, and the knowledge that our friendship
and support means so much to the recipients was thrilling.
We started with a visit to TREE headquarters
in Durban followed by one to ACAT headquarters in Lidgetton. It
was both essential and fascinating to be updated on the national
polices of these two non-profit organisations, through whom our
money is channelled, and to meet the senior management teams, both
of whom gave us excellent presentations.
The Helwel group at TREE headquarters in Durban