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Fisantekraal children

Last updated: 2019/10/02

Ethne Klerck

I was born in Brakpan, grew up in Germiston and moved to Cape Town when I got married. I have 3 children and at present 1 beautiful grandchild.


I taught Maths for 15 years in Johannesburg, London and Cape Town. When my children started knowing more about computers than I did I decided to study through UNISA and was fortunate enough to have a second career in computer programming, which I thoroughly enjoyed.



Last year I realised that my working days were drawing to a close and I now had the opportunity to do what God had been talking to me about for many years, but I had no way of implementing, concerning fighting for the rights of the poor and caring for 'orphans and widows', as the bible puts it. We translate this into vulnerable women and children.

When Kay advertised that anyone interested in making a difference in Fisantekraal would be welcome to join in a 3 day workshop to brainstorm how we could be effective in Fisantekraal, with an emphasis on improving the lives of the children of the community I was immediately excited about getting involved. We had a most successful 3 days of looking at all aspects of life in Fisantekraal, and I was inspired to get involved with the school.


I had met with Luani Oosthuizen from I am Special Ministeries previously so I called her to ask whether she would consider taking 'I am Special' to Trevor Manual school. She was delighted. We called the headmaster who was very willing to allow us to take the program to his school and we are now showing the love of Jesus to the grades 1,2 and 3.


I am excited about the opportunity of laying a foundation in these beautiful children and trusting God for the message to go to their parents who also need to know that they are special, created by God with a purpose. I'm praying for a change in the atmosphere over Fisantekraal.