Today the WEangels took 36 kids from the small rural town of Dixie to Nelspruit to watch a movie and have a hamburger lunch. A small thing in our worlds, but a major memory in theirs.
None of these kids have ever tasted a hamburger, seen a tarred road, been in side a mall, ridden an escalator or been to a movie.
Herman, Simon and of course Rexon, went along to make sure the kids had a great time, but also to film and photograph the day.
What a day it was. For those of us that live in western cities it is hard to imagine how strange, exciting and awe inspiring it is to leave your rural village and go on an adventure to the city like this. For us it would be like going to another planet.
On behalf of the parents, the crew of WildEarth, the whole of Djuma, and above all ... the kids of Dixie, I would like to thank each and every one of you for the contribution you made to the lives of these special children. I want you to all go to sleep tonight in the knowledge that you made a difference. Not something insignificant, but something life changing in the worlds of young kids that you have never met, and probably never will. But your touch was felt, and it will linger .. forever.
WE are already planning a massive Christmas party with presents for all the kids. WildEarth will be broadcasting it LIVE so you can all be a part of Christmas at Dixie this year. WE have a little money left over from this project, but WE will soon be asking the WEangels to step in and help change the lives of the less fortunate again ... it's in your nature ... and ours!
Here is the the video Herman made about the day.