Autumn & Easter – Novalis First Quarter 2018 e-Pollen
We have pleasure sharing our first quarter news with you and trust that you will enjoy reading our news.
This period has been filled with exciting events, including a couple of International ones held at Novalis. In January, we held the Biodanza National Conference with visiting trainer Myrtes Gonzalves from Brazil; and people flew in from Durban and Johannesburg to attend this special event. Then we hosted together with Angelique, Genevieve Cron from Paris, who offered training in Forum Theatre over a Friday and weekend. Lastly, of the international visitors, Lucille Greeff hosted a South African Organisational Development Network training with international facilitator, Wendy Palmer from USA.
Many local events were also offered at Novalis including Life Alignment Conference, Child Protection Charter consultative meeting, the 8th solo exhibition launch of Hanna von Maltitz, with numerous events by our clients including Wordworks, Zakheni, Bonfire, Intuition and Healing, AA, ManKind Project, Papillon Press, and the vibrant 2nd Hand Market which started up again in March.
Then there were our Novalis programmes, YES, a Chance for Every Child, Ithemba and Y-Elders, Biodanza weekly, a vibrant Business Planning workshop with Lesedi Makhurane whilst the regular Healing Touch, Friday lunches and work meetings continue.
We realised penning this newsletter for your read, that during this Novalis make-over period, we have been super busy, with too many networking meetings to mention here. 2018 is proving to be inspiring and generative in many ways in line with the ethos of Novalis Ubuntu Institute.
New people to introduce you to : Astrid Johann, an accounting specialist, Collin Mukwele, our new super care taker with special skills in administration and public relations. Bongani Dludla assists with security, and the wonderful assistance of DCS, Tanya Klein and her team who are clearing the alien vegetation between Novalis and the Golf Club. Tracy and Jason have graced our Centre with their presence, and Bernard Engel’s voluntary support through the holidays and first quarter has been invaluable.
We now set our aims for the new year with ‘shoulder to the wheel’ raising funds for our targetted projects and programmes.
Thank you to all friends, associates, volunteers and champions without whom we could not have come to this point of the journey.
Our motto continues in Madiba spirit – “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”.