60-in-6 Project

Published on Nov 13th, 2009 by Jarna

The 60-in-6 Project has the aim of raising  $60,000 in 6 months for the construction of necessary infrastructure required by the charity Hands @ work in Africa.

In July PACC sent a team of 18 people to do volunteer work in South Africa with the staff of Hands. The details are here

Hands at Work aims to aid communities in the poorest areas of South Africa, Congo, Zambia, Swaziland and Mozambique, through providing food, shelter, education and security for thousands of orphans.

On the last day of our trip we learnt that George and Carolyn Synman the founders of Hands at Work in Africa and other staff have to leave their current accommodation in December 2009, as the result of new owners of the current accommodation complex. Hands at Work have a section of land which is being developed (this is where we were staying). There is enough housing to accommodate for all staff members and volunteers. Unfortunately because of the economic crisis and George understandably refusing to touch any money that has been donated to support the orphans has meant that they don’t have sufficient funds to build their home.

After returning from the trip the team and church have decided to attempt to raise the required funds in the 6 month period from July until the new year.

To Donate contact Jarna at: Jarna.Mclaughlin@pacchurch.org.au