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Welcome to the second Exodus Youth Worx newsletter of 2018!

Continuing on from our theme of community, we are so pleased to share some updates on the Indlela Education Centre, which is in full swing! The afterschool care officially opened in November 2017, and the preschool officially opened in January 2018.
For those who have missed out on all the action, the Indlela Education Centre is a child care and after school care centre that Exodus Youth Worx has established in Tembisa. The centre has been opened as a part of the St Mary Coptic Orthodox Church with Father David as the Parish Priest.
‘Indlela’ means ‘The Way’ in the Zulu language, which was a name chosen by the community. This is an astonishing place where children who once roaming the streets being unengaged and unattended to, now have a safe and inviting environment that provides them with food, play, education and mentoring – everything we take for granted here.
 
In saying this, the centre has come across trials in recent times. For the young kids, school finishes at 1.30pm and their parents do not come home from work til late in the evening – meaning that for hours, they are unsupervised and unfed. Some of these kids are as young as 6 years old!!!
Due to lack of funding, these kids cannot be offered a plate of food or even a loaf of bread. What started out as a centre being able to feed 80 children, now only 50 can be fed and ultimately looked after. The costs have been cut to $350 to keep this necessary centre open for the community.
In this country, we are so invested in making sure that our kids are receiving the best care while we are at work, yet parents of this community have no security or comfort in knowing that their children are being cared for.
We would like to take this opportunity to truly thank the donors that have supported the efforts of the Indlela Centre - without you, this vision would not have taken life
We are asking our members and supporters to please share this news with families and friends, and assist us to keep these kids under the watchful eyes and care of blessed servants in Tembisa. The smallest monthly contribution goes a very long way in this humble township. Putting it in perspective, $10 feeds 5 children.
If you are able to contribute, please donate into the following account with the subject description 'SOUTH AFRICA'.
Bank
Account name
BSB number
Account number
St.George Bank
Exodus Youth Worx
112 879
465 556 041
Donate with Paypal

Check out our website and keep up to date with all things EYW!

HARMONY DAY EVENT

On the 21st of March, Exodus Youth Worx partnered up with Salvation Army Rockdale to sponsor Harmony Day 2018. This was a really exciting event for us because it was the first time we partnered up with Salvation Army, and it definitely won’t be the last. In the spirit of celebrating multiculturalism, this event was such a testament to how strong and inclusive organisations like the Salvation Army and Exodus Youth Worx, can embrace anyone and everyone in need of support no matter who they are.  
We would like to take this opportunities to thank our food donors who allowed us to serve over 120 people with tasty meals for the night, as well as our dedicated staff and students who helped out on the night.
A big thank you also goes out to Janet Siddens and the Rockdale Salvation Army team who we are so blessed to be collaborating with in serving the community.

UPCOMING EVENTS

PARK FEST


Where: PCYC and Rowland Park - 

leaving Rockdale at 10am & returning at 

4pm

When: 16th of April 2018

Cost: No Cost - FREE LUNCH
On the 16th of April, Exodus Youth Worx will be attending a public event called Park Fest, which is held by Bayside Council for Youth Week 2018. Our talented Silver Smith, Elizabeth Armanious will be holding a candle making stall from 2pm – 4pm, which is open to all who attend the event.
This is a great event with many workshops for young people to enjoy and partake in! Come down and pay us a visit.
UNPLUGGED


Where: 2/440 West Botany St, Rockdale 

Time: 6pm - 9pm

When: 19th of April 2018

Cost: $5 entry
It’s on again! Unplugged is coming around fierce and fast, which will be held on the 19th of April. For anyone that has been to one of our Unplugged events, knows that it is not something to be missed. If you have never been to an Unplugged event, this is an amazing way to spend an evening that will be filled with fun, food, prizes and amazing entertainment. The program runs from 6pm – 9pm where young people will be singing and performing poetry that expresses and celebrates who they are as individuals.
If you wish to perform, or know someone who would be interested, there are still performance slots available. Please contact us on info@exodusyouthworx.org.au.
SCHOOL HOLIDAYS BOWLING


Where: AMF Sutherland - Leaving EYW

Rockdale at 11.30am

When: 26th of April 2018

Time: 12pm

Cost: $5

 
If you wish to join us on this outing, or know someone who would be interested, please contact us on info@exodusyouthworx.org.au or call 9597 4330.
*Exodus Youth Worx subsidizes for young people who are unable to cover the full fee for the activity. Call our office to see if you or a young person you know qualifies*
For more information about our programs and events, you can always contact us at head office on 9597 4330 or email us at info@exodusyouthworx.org.au.
Most importantly, please do not forget us and the youth in your prayers.
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We appreciate the time you have taken to read this email and thank you for the support you continue to give. We will be sending out no more than 10 newsletters annually and if at any time you would like to stop receiving emails from Exodus Youth Worx, please email us but if not, see you soon for the next newsletter.

All the best for 2018
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