Hello To All Reading this Post,
I would like to give an introduction. My name is Melanie Lane. I am the newest volunteer of WhizzKids United. I arrived last Wednesday from London.
It was a scorching Valentine's Day for all at the Health Academy. Fortunately, the heat did not deter anyone from all of the enthusiasm and activities of the day. With this being my first experience in Edendale, I was excited to see the facility and all it has to offer. After being there for just a few minutes I completely understood why a place like the Health Academy is so important to the boys and girls of the community. The WhizzKids United Health Academy provides more than just health services, it also presents a very trusting environment where children of all ages can feel safe and cared for.
As the afternoon progressed some entertainment was provided by the children. A group of young and very talented girls sang traditional Zulu songs. Although I did not know the language they were singing in, I felt as if I could comprehend the lyrics because they preformed with such emotion. I could have listened to the choir sing all day.
February 14, was a greatly profound day for me. I am looking forward to learning more about the Health Academy and getting to know the children who make it such a significant place.