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Tree planting at Rekopantse Primary School

My Career Corner, an NGO that supports schools to achieve quality education in Tshwane, extended their invitation to SAFCEI to join Rekopantse Primary School in Mabopane (in Tshwane) on 16th September, to plant trees as part of their environmental awareness campaign to celebrate Arbour month. I was privileged enough to speak with the learners on […]

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SAFCEI supports the call to address crises in higher education

In this time of tension in the higher education sector, as the fees debate rages on, SAFCEI supports the call from UCT’s Faculty of Health Sciences to all stakeholders to urgently address the crisis. The Faculty is: appealing to the national government to provide additional funding to sustain the higher education project; demanding the establishment […]

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An Earth Keeper in all of us

Lydia Mogano’s tree planting adventures have not ended – in fact, she has only just gotten started. Here she shares a snippet from last week’s tree plantings. On the 13th September, together with Lucas Mthebu (from the Tumelong Mission Centre) I travelled to three schools which form part of the centre’s social development programme initiatives in […]

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Spiritually Empowered Earth Keepers Training

By Juanita Greyvenstein We kicked off our Spiritually Empowered Earth Keepers workshop in Cape Town on 4 – 5 August. A lively, enthusiastic and diverse group of young people gathered at the Schoenstatt Retreat centre to share, challenge and empower each other to become voices for Creation. SAFCEI believes that people of faith have a […]

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Feast of the Clowns 2016 celebration #EarthKeepersMustRise

This last Saturday 20th August 2016, SAFCEI participated in the annual Feast of the Clowns festival organised by the Tshwane Leadership Foundation (TLF) at Burgers Park, Central Pretoria. The theme for 2016 is #WeMustRise, inspired by the #MustFall campaigns which emphasized the power of ordinary people, both young and old, on the ground to make […]

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Spiritually Empowered Earth Keepers (SEEK) workshops

Application available at: http://safcei.org/product/seek-application-form/ SAFCEI is offering a new series of workshops to eco-congregation members, to build skills and empower eco-congregations to become centres of environmental excellence in their communities. SAFCEI believes that people of faith at local level can share experiences, network with each other, and learn from each other how best to implement and […]

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Rise African Youth, Rise

A letter to all young Earth Keepers by Lydia Mogano Truth be told, we live in world that is complex, rapidly changing and constantly flooded with information. According to the 5th Assessment Report (2015), the current global greenhouse gas emissions rate will place the average surface temperature rise up to 4.8°C by 2100, compared to […]

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