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  • Gelukskinders Foundation

    Work in progress.

    Michael and John are working very hard to keep

    the playgrounds nice and shiny.

    Painting all equipment.

    The Promosa school is first on the list.

    Looks nice again.

    For those who thought they were the only ones working.

    Then take a look at these diligent girls,

    doing the dishes for the entire class.


    A lot of work to be done.

    Last Friday we could see for ourself, togheter with one

    of the teachers, in the streets where de kids of the Tsupane school life.


    See for your self. No need to explain more









    Immediate action was urgently needed.

    First action of our people on the spot;
    Amira, Fincent, Frieda and Marc



    To our great surprise we found an unimaginable urgent need in this school yesterday.
    For us Europeans just unimaginable, what we saw there.

    Only one dented rusted cup for 92 children.
    Little children on bare feet. Torn clothes everywhere.
    The only warm meal a day was hot rice with a bit of cooked pumpkin.

    A playground that was completely broken.
    No balls to play with.
    After thorough consultation, the members of the board decided,
    to help immediately. With a little bit of effort
    we can do a lot for these children.
    96 new Amira cups, 10 balls and a candy for everyone
    made a small party on Thursday 24 January 2019.
    The playground itself is not be rebuilt
    but can be restored for not too much money.

    This is therefore completely unexpectedly our project number 4.
    The cost price is estimated at about 20000 Rand
    1250 Euro or 1400 Dollar.

    The swings must be replaced, the broken slide
    removed, a number of small repairs and a firm
    lick of paint against the rust will provide a much nicer playground.





    First report from our man at the spot, Marc

    The playgrounds are being used very well.
    Promosa School and Sarafinapark are in need of new sand. The surrounding areas of the swings and the Merry Go Rounds show deep pits. They need to be filled. In Sarafinapark it’s measured.
    The pit around the Merry Go Round is 40cm deep! (1ft,4 inch)
    The following picture is from 2016 ( Sarafina park) Even then you could see the pit forming.

    Tshupane School ( the fourth new playground this year) has also been visited. They were over the moon with the great news that they will have their playground this year.
    Marc will keep on inspecting existing playgrounds, and visit possible new sites in the upcoming weeks. No need to mention a lot of talking is involved.
    Within the next two weeks Marc will inform you and come with new pictures. He will inform you regularly.


    Christmas wishes from Fincent and Amira.

    Christmas message

    Christmas message from Amira for all her fans. Wishing you all a wonderfull Christmas.

    Geplaatst door Amira Willighagen Official op Dinsdag 25 december 2018



    Amira at Gelderland TV

    SUNDAY 6 JANUARY 2019 goes Amira to omroep Gelderland
    She wil speak about her Gelukskinders .
    Programm: Zin in zondag from 9 to 10.
    Later on there will be a you tube video.




    It will be four!! Yes..FOUR.

    What four? How four?.. Absolutely certain four playgrounds will be build, next year.

    We are superproud of all fans, who have donated, or helped in other forms, to complete this target.

    We can already see the happy, shiny eyes of the children.

    Next January we will start working, on the spot. Making contacts, appointments, and execute plans.

    Three months will be too short to realise all of it. But we will try very hard and for you fans, donators, there will be loads and loads of pictures and some clips to be seen.


    Playground numbers

    It may not be clear to all how the playgrounds are numbered by us.

    Therefore a little enumeration, with the date of placement.


    Nr.1 Amira park public playground, 2014——1500 children

    Nr.2 Lesego Primary School. 2015– 1200 children

    Nr.3 Sarafina public playground. 2016– 2500 children

    Nr.4 Promosa Primary School. 2017— 1400 children

    Nr.5 Lesego Primary pre-School playground  2018– 150 children

    Nr.6 Promosa Primary School blackboards and playground for 7 and 8 year olds. 2018– 400 children.

    And if everything goes the way it’s planned.

    Nr.7 Laula Fourie School playground for the lower grades and pre-school. 2019– 70 children

    Nr.8 Laula Fourie Primary School. 2019 – 150 children

    Nr.9 Ikalafeng Special School. 2019– 400 children


    And hopefully, fingers crossed,

    Nr.10 Tshupane Primary School. 2019– 1300 children