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2007-01-01

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Kids learn skills while cleaning up the environment

Article on http://www.zambi.co.za/artikel.asp?nID=709

Children from various children’s homes in Pretoria were taken to Roodeplaat dam for a weekend by the SOAPkidz organization to clean up the environment and to have fun for a few days.

The chlidren spent time cleaning the water hyacinths out of of the Roodeplaat dam. The SOAPkidz (Sunrise On Africa’s Peaks Kidz) is a non-profit organization reaching out to disadvantaged and abused kids, in order to show them the value of caring for nature, themselves and others.

“It’s amazing to see how kids, who have been thrown some of the worst punches in life, learn how to express themselves, build self confidence and change their attitudes towards people around them. Personal talents like creativity, determination, compassion and leadership comes naturally to the forefront in a safe and fun environment” says Karen Hauptfleisch, founder of SOAPkidz

Throughout the year SOAPkidz organise many other activities, including adventure races and day hikes. Sponsors and volunteers are always welcome to join this team.

For more information, visit www.soapkidz. org or contact Theo at 082 887 2437 or Karen at 083 975 2700.