Living and working in the poorest communities around White River, in Kwa Zulu Natal and travelling throughout the countries of southern Africa, George and Carolyn have learned two lessons – following Christ means being a servant, and that a relationship is the foundation on which to build the Kingdom of God. These lessons are part of the core values of Hands at Work.
Elke plek het voordele en nadele en positiewe denke en aksies gaan baie ver. Desmund Tutu het gesê: “Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” As elkeen in Witrivier op sy eie manier net ‘n klein verskil begin maak, gaan dit op die ou end ‘n groot impak hê.
Palliative care includes physical, psycho-social and spiritual support which is tailored to the patient’s needs and wishes, focusing on pain and symptom management. They also provide support to the patient’s family during this emotional and difficult time.
The town is full of individuals doing good work and being successful. We want to support them and help them shine even more. But White River needs more teamwork and less reliance on the stars among us and the luck of our location. We need less talk and more active conversations where we listen and then work to build on each other’s ideas.
With an avalanche of negative reporting the Doomsday prophets proclaim we are on the road to nowhere. But that is not what I chose to focus on. I cannot change the world, or even my country. I can however change my attitude and the way I interact with life.
Dit is hoekom ek van Witrivier hou: vyf-en-twintig grade in die middel van die winter, in jou plakkies, met ‘n roomys in die hand.
I reflected on our work at “We Are White River” and how uplifting it has been. Humans are meant to be social beings and over the past two months I have connected with both friends and acquaintances on a deeper level and met a whole bunch of new people that have knocked my socks off. All of this despite being out of town for a lot of the time – it’s been intense!
Their standard style is classic Victorian and Georgian, but they’ve added a more contemporary feel to their later ranges.
They work mostly in imported African mahogany and local Saligna and employ 16 local craftsmen.
Di Atherton: “I’m a do-er, not a wait-er and I go where I’m needed.”
Di Atherton is hard to categorise – she’s a woman in constant motion, ever alert to alternative ways in which to solve disconnect, empower youth and women, create balance and to be of service in any way she can.
The stylish décor and features synonymous with the centre are thanks to Louis’ many creative friends, who gave generous input and ideas. The result – a unique, tranquil spot that draws visitors and locals in to eat, shop and play. The lack of large anchor tenants and the large number of independent owner-managed businesses contributes to the centre’s charming, relaxed vibe.