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Shannon Dawson

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Shannon was first exposed to Londolozi as a guest when she was a young girl. Straight away she was in awe at the warm feeling she got from the people and the place. After growing up in Johannesburg she graduated with honours in ...

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on Martha Beck And Londolozi: A Journey With The GWF & The African STAR Retreat

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Vin Beni
Guest contributor

Martha has been an invaluable asset to the Good Work Foundation and has helped with the formalization of the contribution/donation process in the US.

William Paynter
Master Tracker

Shannon, thank you for sharing this story about Martha Beck.

Jeff Rodgers
Digital Tracker

What a beautiful, moving story. I was particularly struck by the quote “In Africa, I feel safe in my soul.” I understand what that means, particularly when I have visited Londolozi.

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

Shannon, I have no other words to add to your story as both you and Martha have expressed my feelings perfectly. My first trip to South Africa took place December 25, 1995 and within a short period of time , I knew I’d found a place that felt like no other, filling my heart with unmeasurable happiness and fulfillment. Every trip back to SA reinforces those feelings and acts like a reset button, allowing me to be present each day. Terrific Saturday reading!

Gawie Jordaan
Digital Tracker

Fantastic work! – One should not ask for change, but rather be that change.

Michael and Terri Klauber
Guest contributor

Shannon, Thanks for the reminder of the special relationship that Martha has with Londolozi and it’s mission! We have enjoyed following Martha over the years and her insights have always inspired us to do more. We hope to participate in one of her STAR retreats one day!

Linda Polley
Explorer

I have been a participant in The African Star with Martha, and am returning this August with my granddaughter to share the experience of the African “Ubuntu”. The magic of Londolozi lives in my heart and I can’t wait to return and enjoy these feelings with my granddaughter. Being there with Martha, who is witty, sincere, smart and joyful, to just name a few attributes was so enchanting and delightful.

Kara Taylor
Master Tracker

The feeling South Africa and Londolozi is mutual here! Feeds the soul and feels like coming home.

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