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The last time Love to Langa founders, Amy and Jon Ostroff, were in South Africa, they sponsored a party for the teachers at Philippi Children’s Centre and the response was heartening.  Many of the teachers were so touched to be recognized and appreciated and we have been wanting to do something similar in an ongoing manner.  Hence the idea for Birthday Angel was hatched.

This month was the first time we have surprised a hard-working teacher and caretaker who are having birthdays this month with our new Birthday Angel program.

Ilse and Lucas are among the staff at Mfuleni Early Childhood Centre who work tirelessly to educate and improve the lives of the little ones in their care, arriving at work as early as 6 am and staying until 6 pm.  Despite the challenging hours, there is low staff absenteeism at the centre.

They were both surprised with a black forest cake to take home to their families, along with a large box of chocolates and a gift of a popular brand of body wash.

To be a #birthdayangel costs only USD$20 per staffer and we hope others will join us to #thankateacher.  Contact Amy at info@lovetolanga.org to participate.

Here is a quick video of Ilse and Lucas saying thank you to Love to Langa: