This work should have taken approximately 2–weeks to complete but with the amazing help of all the volunteers, was accomplished in just 2–days!
Here is one of the girl’s stories that can be found on their website at:
‘Benita is 14–years–old and is 37 weeks pregnant with her father’s child. She has been abused by him since she was a little girl. Her mum is an alcoholic and has not been there for her. She has never had a proper home and doesn’t really have roots anywhere.
She has only been to school for a limited time. For a while she lived in a home for troubled children. She often acts like a clown in front of others when she feels bad as a means of coping. Benita is far from being the problem child that most people see in her.
She has surprised everyone in the computer classes. She had never seen a computer in her life, but she showed immediate interest to learn. Her homework is always ready on time and Benita has proved to be very intelligent and capable. She practices as often as she can and ended up with a grade of 9.5 in her final exam at the Enza–school. Benita has her first diploma which will hopefully benefit her in a search for a job.
One group of girls is now learning PowerPoint. As part of the programme they are required to do a presentation of a topic to an audience. They talk about life, their dreams and disappointments and show their slides at the same time. These sessions are priceless and there are lots of laughs and tears’