Discovering Life, Learning and Leadership

Transforming the lives of orphaned children and building hope for the future of Swaziland is the focus of Bulembu Ministries. My son, Nathan and I traveled to Bulembu last year as part of our African missions trip and were honoured to get a guided tour.

Here is a short video with the highlights of our visit to Bulembu.

Located in northwestern Swaziland, the town of Bulembu is home to hundreds of orphans left behind by the staggering number of AIDS/HIV deaths that have ravaged Swaziland’s population.

While visiting Bulembu, Nathan and I spent a day touring the town and meeting with Andrew le Roux, Executive Director, and Vernon Puttkammer, Director of Child Care. You can read more about our trip at African Missions Trip – Days 17 – 19. It was amazing to witness the work that is being done on behalf of the children.

The Bulembu ministry is focused on community care and sustainable community enterprise. They are raising a new generation of leaders for Swaziland through education, family and faith and in the process, building a thriving community. The entrepreneurial spirit of the town combined with the gentle caring people who look after the children make Bulembu a very special and inspiring place.

Below, is a link to a 14 minute video that provides more detail about Bulembu and includes several interviews with wonderful people who are making a difference everyday in the lives of the children and adults in the town and the surrounding areas.

If you missed any of my previous posts regarding our exciting adventure in Africa, please see:

  • Day T-6 (Getting ready for the trip & a letter that reminds us why we are going)

Have you been inspired by an organization or charity? Have you had the opportunity to visit or volunteer to help make a difference in Africa or at home?

5 Comments to Transforming Lives in Bulembu, Africa

  1. Alexander Tymos's Gravatar Alexander Tymos
    Aug 1, 2013 at 7:28 pm | Permalink

    sounds great

    • Aug 28, 2014 at 11:56 am | Permalink

      For me this project is honourable. Not just because it shows us a different sight of Africa and people living in Africa but because it helps us reflecting our way of life in other countries. It really makes me think. Hopefully a lot more people start thinking about that.

  2. Shivani Bhogra's Gravatar Shivani Bhogra
    Aug 26, 2013 at 10:10 pm | Permalink

    This is Primal Leadership at its peak..admire the way you juggle between heading an organization and giving back to the society

    • Aug 28, 2014 at 7:15 pm | Permalink

      Well done guys! I will defenitly be following your work now. It’s soo nice to read / see sincere stories about other people in different countries. It makes me remember that Im just a very lucky dog. And hopefully will be using my luck for a good projects as yours!!All the best!Florian

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