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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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Thank you for sharing your experience with such beautiful words Shan … and for reminding us that … “one must simply begin, for in the smallest acts, the essence of significance is discovered” and that we can all, just like Eric and Merciful, help make our world a better place!

Such inspiring people!!!

Shannon, thank you for introducing me to the orphanage . As a user of a motorized wheelchair for the past thirty five years I understand a little bit about the needs of disabled people. We will certainly continue with our donations to the ripple fund.

How special, William. Thank you for all that you do.

How wonderful that the Londolozi Ripple Fund was able to step in so quickly to assist.

Thank you, Chelsea. We are in many discussions & planning on how to assist further.

Thank you Shannon for recognizing Eric Ubisi and his wife Merciful who established a school for orphans who other wise, I’m guessing, would not benefit from an education. Not stopping with the school, I’m impressed that they continued their community caring by creating a care facility for differently abled children and young adults that also includes educational opportunities. I’m saddened by the news of the destructive storm but as we learn through your blogs and personal experiences, from natural disasters there is a resiliency that materializes magically. Through contributions to the Ripple Fund, and acts of kindness, stronger roofs will be constructed, so the residents can continue to thrive. Seeing their smiling faces in your images, it’s apparent that not having a roof didn’t diminish their joy in celebrating the holidays since they were surrounded by love, thanks to Eric and his commitment to provide a safe and caring environment.

Thank you, Denise. There was an abundance of joy and love during the Christmas party – I feel so lucky to have been there.

It is a great achievement for everyone contributing to the orphanage. Not everyone has the means to do so, but a big thanks to those who can help the orphanage and all the children with financial help and other needs. Your work at the orphanage Shannon, must be very rewarding, and heart warming.

Thank you Valmai. Very heart warming and a real privilege to have spent such a magical day meeting such beautiful people!

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