Saturday, October 17, 2009

Project O launch day!

Thursday was our big launch day for our 1st zero carbon foot print, 100%self sufficient children's home here in South Africa. We had an awesome day (even though I ended up with really bad sun stroke!). The BBC turned out along with ALOT of other press. We were also over run with the local community, which turned out in force to officially welcome us to their community. The most exciting of all our guests were 2 of President Zuma's daughters!!!! Gugu and Thuthu Zuma came to join us and to endorse Project O. They were beautiful, humble and very excited about the work that Project O is doing here in the 1000 hills.

Here I am with the local witch doctor and Cindy's Gogo. (got to keep the witch doc happy!!)

Gugu and Thuthu spending time with some of the girls from the local school.


One of the Zulu dancers.

The house.

Gugu addressing the crowd.

Chief Gwala, Gugu and Martin cutting the ribbon.

28 comments:

Divine Mrs D said...

LOVE IT!!!

Cristy said...

Great pics and Vashti, you look fabulous! So excited to see what the Lord is doing there :)

lindsey said...

Well done, amazing work!!x

Ferdi said...

Martin and Vasthi!

CONGRATS on this long awaited day. I know Martin is already thinking 'what's next'...

Very honored to have you as friends!

**Heidi** said...

Fantastic!

Chocolate Lover said...

Wow. Sounds like an amazing and rewarding day! Congratulations!

ByDSea said...

Hi there,
Stopping in from SITS, congrats on being featured blogger, but more importantly, your blog is fantastic,the work you are doing is amazing!
Cheers,
C

Elizabeth said...

How exciting! What an amazing experience!

mommytoalot said...

Wow..
Wonderful photos.
Good work you are doing.
God bless!

Mindi B.A. Bookworm said...

Bless you for all you do.

Robin said...

I wish you much success.....

Annie@A View On Design said...

very very interesting site, love it! Happy Sits day

Tasha - Bellazizas Favorite Things said...

God bless the work you are doing and your family as well. Beautiful pictures. (Happy SITS Day!)

Baby News said...

Wow. This looks really cool. What an amazing thing to be a part of.

Stesha said...

It's people like you and your family, that make the world a better place to live!

Hugs and Mocha,
Stesha

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

You look fabulous. Love your pics.
Thank you so much for sharing with us:)

Sadiebug and her Mom said...

I want to go to South Africa so badly! It's been on my list for years. I've worked with Indigenous peoples in the U.S. for about five years, but South Africa just looks amazing. It looks like you are doing great work.

Sam said...

Beautiful, really, thank you for sharing. Keri

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Emmy said...

How awesome! What a great project and how lucky that you are able to be part of it.
Congrats on being featured on SITS!

Simply Mommy said...

Congratulations! What a great project!!! Happy SITS day!!!

Andrea said...

How wonderful! I love the pictures :-)

Jessica said...

This is just awesome! Congrats on all your hard work paying off!

Miss Know It All said...

Amazing work Vashti! I love your pictures. They make me want to go to Africa! LOL

Mrs. Smith said...

What an amazing life you lead! Keep up the great work!!!

Katie said...

Wow, what a fabulous beginning!

Rook No. 17 said...

Vashti, I found you through SITS today and have been thinking about your articles all day. I know this is silly, but I had a few blog awards sent my way (the type you're asked to pass on). I put my own spin on one of the awards, to make it a bit more meaningful, and I can think of no other blogger more worthy of recognition than you. Stop by and check it out if you have a moment: http://rookno17.blogspot.com/2009/10/think-pink.html
Warmest wishes, Jenn

Leah Rubin said...

Stopping by from SITS!

Congrats, and thank you for doing good in the world.

=^)

Maricris Zen Mama said...

What a great endeavor! You are wonderful.