Hello from Pat and Steve,
Although we had been out to South Africa in 2009 working as volunteers in the informal settlements (townships) of Port Elizabeth, 2011 was our first visit to Ukerewe.
Hearing that children did not get anything to drink during the school day, but knowing that oranges and other fruit are grown on the island, we packed a manual and an electric juicer plus a liquidizer, along with chopping boards and beakers.
Demonstrating this to the senior girls was a pleasure and on the official visit of Queen Mlozi, they presented her with a bright green smoothie! They had also made a display in the classroom of other donated equipment. I was so proud of them!