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RAYS OF SUNSHINE

A NEW SUNSRISE, 2020

OUR FOUNDATION BEGAN AS A SIMPLE SANDWICH PROJECT, AIMING TO FEED AS MANY HUNGRY LITTLE TUMMIES AS WE COULD DURING THE HEIGHT OF SOUTH AFRICA'S FIRST LOCKDOWN.  IT WAS DURING THIS TIME THAT WE KNEW OUR "SIMPLE PROJECT" MUST GROW ARMS AND LEGS, LEADING TO THE FORMATION OF THE DARCEY SUNSHINE FOUNDATION IN MEMORY OF DARCEY ELIZABETH SUNSHINE DOIG

LITTLE SMARITES 2021

IN JANUARY 2021, A BEAUTIFUL COLLABORATION WITH DR BRYONY MAY AND TEAM FROM "TOGETHER AGAINST COVID" LEAD TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF A STREET EDUCATION PROJECT, NOW KNOWN AS "LITTLE SMARTIES".  WHILST OUR INVOLVEMENT ON THE GROUND HAS DIMINISHED WITH THE EXPANSION OF OUR SWIM PROJECT, WE CONTINUE TO SUPPORT THIS INCREDIBLE INITIATIVE WITH CHRISTMAS GIFTS EACH YEAR AND INVOLVEMENT IN VARIOUS HOLIDAY PROJECTS. WE LOOK FORWARD TO ALSO BRINGING PRACTICAL WATER SAFETY TO THIS SPECIAL INITIATIVE.

THE SUNSHINE SWIM PROJECT IS BORN

IN COLLABORATION WITH DARCEY'S SWIMMING TEACHER, JO-ANNE GROBLER, OUR SWIM PROJECT SAW ITS FIRST CHILDREN JUMP IN THE POOL IN FEBRUARY 2021.  INITIALLY IN A 12 WEEK PROGRAMME WHICH HAS EXPANDED TO A YEAR OF SWIMMING LESSONS FOR EACH GRADE R WE WORK WITH.  WE HOPE BY REMOVING FINANCIAL BARRIERS TO WATER SAFETY EDUCATION, WE CAN PREVENT MORE PARENTS SUFFERING THE HORROR WE HAVE.