Things can only improve with love and compassion
Last updated at 20:10, Wednesday, 22 February 2012
North Cumbrian woman Jean James is spending a month in one of the most deprived communities on Earth - South Africa's Elgin Valley. The area suffers from high unemployment, extreme poverty, alcohol and drug abuse and HIV infection rates of up to 50 per cent. She's recording her experiences and thoughts here in a heart-rending blog...
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I'm sure you'll hold the Overberg in your heart for a while. It's such a special place. Thanks for visiting
Thanks for your beautiful example of global care and responsibility. You might be interested in visiting the Maharishi Institute in Johannesburg (www.maharishiinstitute.org) that helps low income students prepare for higher education while developing their inner creativity and intelligence.
Hi Jean. We met you when you first arrived here. You are doing fantastic work. Very well done.
As you know we are good friends of Alan & Chris and helped quite a bit in Lebanon with the local community in the early days about the creche arrived. Keep up the good work and lets hope some help with funding comes along soon.