ADVENTURES AT VODACOM CHANGE THE WORLD CHALLENGE WITH CINDY VAN ZYL AND BEUDENE
Cindy van Zyl’s full-time voluntary work at Beudene as part of the Vodacom Change Your World is almost in its third month! The time, effort and skills that she applies in the development programme with the Autistic children, are changing their worlds.
Cindy has established a good relationship with the children, which is helping their willingness and learning capabilities to blossom. There were numerous good experiences this month.
Some of the highlights include: JJ has learned to eat 70% by himself; Juandre, Dylan, Katlego, Kamogelo, JJ and Lesedi are constantly waiting outside the one-on-one working area in anticipation for their turn with Cindy and are sometimes very persistent! They often enter spontaneously, working quietly by themselves while they wait for Cindy. Most of the group has also learned their first set of songs and rhymes and can complete the movements and sing the words all by themselves.
Furthermore, good relationships are growing between the parents, tutors and Cindy. A WhatsApp group has been setup to share stories, issues and successes.
Overall we have had a wonderful month filled with blessings and laughter. September will see us starting to spend some of the funds sponsored by Vodacom to gather some office equipment and educational resources for the development of the children and our program.