Little Things Make Big Things Happen

Marie Greyvensteyn (center) with their new printer
Marie Greyvensteyn (center) with their new printer

Marie Greyvenstein and her husband attended an ABCD workshop in Alexandria facilitated by Ikhala Trust and hosted by the Department of Social Development. In our sharing, she told her story of her love for history and writing, and that she had taken it upon herself to act as a tour guide in the little town, as they do not have a Tourism office. Marie’s enthusiasm for her little town and its people rubbed off on many of us. We challenged Marie to share all the amazing stories with a much wider audience, so instead of people just driving through the town on their way to Port Alfred or East London, she could give them good reason to stop – or even sleep – over.  Marie had all the tools she needed, except a decent printer and some A4 paper. We granted her wish and, on our way to East London, met with her to drop off a brand new printer and 3 reams of A4 paper.  Marie was delighted and excited to say the least.  She believes that she can assist in creating jobs by educating young people on the history of the town and they in turn can act as the town’s ambassadors – watch this space for their first newsletter to be launched soon!!