This article is written by Tallie.
It is a blessing to be with Bulembu, the scenic village we now call home. The children are all fluent in both English and the beautiful sounding language of Swaziland, SiSwati.
As students at Bulembu Christian Academy Primary we wear white school shirts and blue v-neck jerseys with a grey skirt or pair of trousers and white socks. The school grade system works in names of insects for the pre-primary, grade 1-7 for the primary and forms 1-5 for the high school. I am in grade 5, Seren grade 3 and Anaya grade 1.
After school grades 4+ attend one hour of either a sport or club of their choice – depending on the day. The choices consist of the following:
- Sibhaca ( boys national dance)
- Umiso ( girls national dance)
- African/modern dance
- Junior soccer
- Senior soccer
- Girls soccer
- Table tennis
These go on for an hour after school, and are a lot of fun.
The church consists of around 500+ people, not including around 120 children and junior youth. Every Sunday all the Child Care kids and aunties, many workers and their kids attend. The sound of worship music welcomes the kids going to kids church, split into small kids of 2-5, children of 6-11 and the 12+ are in for a treat, Junior Youth!
All the children are so friendly, and we have three very special friends. It is so lovely to see them waiting at the school gate every day, giving big hugs and giving beautiful cards at every occasion.
Bulembu is a village containing around 400 vulnerable orphan babies, children, teens and young adults all coming from very difficult backgrounds. Every year numerous teams come and help us out. You can make a difference in these children’s lives. You can:
- Sponsor a child
- Book a visit
- Join a team
- Monthly donations
- Or even just a one off donation can make a big difference.
If you want to find out more you are welcome to visit Bulembu’s official website at bulembu.org