On the 26th March 2013 Jon Skinner of Challenge Ministries ( www.cmswazi.org ) visited the school. Jon lived in Swaziland for 5 years with his family and helped set up an orphanage school in Bulemba. ( www.bulembu.org )
Click on this BBC Report to see a little bit about his story.
During the day Jon held a whole school assembly. During the assembly he showed video clips of the orphanage in Swaziland. He showed how the building was once a cowshed but is now a school. (You tube clip)
Jon then did workshops in all the classes from years 1 to 5. He showed examples of Swaziland children who were unwanted, unloved and in despair but are now fed, clothed, cared for and educated.
Penygaer pupils were made aware of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. (UNCRC). We looked at some of the articles and realised that the school in Swaziland was helping to fulfil the Rights of the Child.
Penygaer School currently sponsors a child in the Bulemba Academy. His name is Enoch Njabulo Matsebulaand. All the school needs to do is raise 264 pounds a year. The school council think of ideas on how raise funds.