Skills Development with compassion
Phutanang Training Centre speaks of compassion for mentally and physically challenged young adults. These students attend classes to teach them some skills they can use to make a contribution towards their communities. They are trained in beading, carpentry, sowing, flower arranging, catering and electricity.
They are trained by volunteers who patiently guide them. Some of the items made by the students are for sale and they hope to receive orders shortly. This will ensure that they will be able to purchase more stock.
The centre is situated in a church that is in need of repairs. In spite of all the shortcomings the children and volunteers diligently attend to their chores. Even the headmaster is involved in training the students.
To watch these volunteers working with such compassion reminds one of the love of Christ for us.
On the first day of school after the July school holiday, Phutanang Training Centre was visited by members of Barbara's Christian Healing Charity and a member of Christian Action Network. These ladies arrived in a car overloaded with blankets and beanies. The students were each donated with a new blanket and beanie. These blankets were donated by various charities and the ladies from Barbara's Christian Healing Charity knitted the beanies. The students were delighted and leaped with joy for having their own blanket. For some of them it might have been the first time to have their own new blanket. That night they could all sleep warm and wear their beanies for the rest of the winter. Such joy for something some of us take for granted! The biggest joy is to bring joy to others.