My second visit to Strathyre Girls Home was another big success and I was delighted that I got to spend my 67 minutes with these lovely girls. This time I visited the home with my friend and Miss Hellene co-ordinator, Irini Mouzouris. As we are both passionate about art, we
Youth Day is a holiday dedicated to the youth of South Africa. It honours the deaths of many Soweto school children and commemorates the protest which resulted in a wave of protests across the country known as the Soweto Uprising in 1976 during Apartheid.
This year I had the honour and
As part of Slipper Day, I was very privileged to be asked by my dear friend, Andrea Nichas, that works at Reach for a Dream, to join them in making a little girl’s dream come true. Reach For a Dream is a charity organisation that raises money in order to
For Mandela day this year, I joined the BHYA committee in their Mandela Day initiative where we collected and donated toiletry hampers to all patients in the maternity ward of the Pelanomi Hospital. The ladies were very grateful for these hampers and it was a truly heartwarming experience. Thank you
Throughout the month of June PHYC hosted a Winter Drive where we asked for donations to be made in the forms of clothing or shoes in order to be donated to the Jakaranda Children's Home in Pretoria.
At the end of every week we had a collection and drop off point
This year, instead of my usual hospital visit for Easter I decided to do something different. With 40 days of fasting coming up for Catholic Easter, I have started my first Easter Initiative and I reached out to all the 2014 Miss Hellene contestants and to the public to get
One of our Miss Hellene top 5 contestants-Melina Charilaou met a young 22 year old girl named Precious. Precious has a 6 year old sister that's she's looking after as they unfortunately lost their mother. To do this Precious has resorted to begging for food. Her story touched a soft spot
One of my favourite memories growing up was decorating the Christmas tree every year with my family. This year, I heard of two families with young children who didn't have a Christmas tree and decided to give one to them with decorations included so that they can create their own
Last night I stayed up with my dad and we baked cupcakes for cancer! My friend Cimone Petersen is Miss Klerksdorp Teen and she asked me to help with this initiative. Once all the cupcakes are collected, they are sold to raise funds for the cancer organization to help take
This past weekend was English Easter and instead of being in Pretoria or at home in Klerksdorp, I was in Bloemfontein. It is not always easy to organize a charity to do when you are away from home because you don’t always know where to go or who to call.
Being an education student myself with an artistic flair, every time I go back home to Klerksdorp I visit the school I attended known as Saint Conrad’s College and I always make sure to stop by the art class. When I visited this time my art teacher asked me if