Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Home's Cool Co-op gets busy!

Due to all sorts of real life reasons, our co-op has not met as regularly as should have, but here is some of what we have been up to!

Having learned a little about Zimbabwe, we baked some traditional sweet potato cookies.
 These were really delicious!
My sister lent me a wonderful book , "Wild Honey", set in the Matobo Hills in Zimbabwe and the children and I are thoroughly enjoying this read aloud.
In our co-op time, we have moved on and done a study of Zambia. We are far behind Craig on his journey through Africa but that is ok.
 The children and I regularly read the blog updates and I am convinced that Craig is meeting with angels in Africa! The goodwill shown to him has me in tears and other times we laugh like mad at what Africa is really like. It makes for most enjoyable reading.

The children came up with a wonderful idea to raise funds to support funding for wheel chairs, given out on Craig's journey through Africa. There were many meetings and much planning went into their "event". As Zak is a Chaeli Campaign Ambassador, he needed to have a project to raise funds for, so it was great for him to have the girls on board too.

They were kindly sponsored a delicious luxury hamper to raffle, which really helped boost the funds they raised. 

Their main event was a quiz night aimed at youth but due to a poor response, fun loving adults were invited to join in too. Tickets were sold, the kids got donations of the most amazing prizes (by themselves),and had to write up their own quiz questions in the various categories too.Lots of hard work but so worth the growth and learning that took place.

The quiz night was a great success and loads of fun and laughter too.
 There were 4 teams and the kids handled themselves very well. Zak welcomed the guests and they were shown a clip on what Walk4Wheels is all about. The kids had to fight hubby off as he would have loved being the quiz master!
They took it in their stride and fun was had by all! 
The winning team, seen above with Zak, Keren and Jenna...the wheels behind this great evening! 
The best part was that each participant won a prize of some sort.

One of the lovely moms at Keren's craft club won the luxury hamper.
 Her little girl sweetly told me how much she loved eating all the chocolates in the hamper!

The kids went to hand over the money at the Chaeli Cottage last week. 
They raised enough to sponsor 3 a bit days, R770.00 in total. 

Here they are, picking the days they want to sponsor. 

Hard work, but so worth it!
 Well done Home's Cool Team!

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