For the fourth year running, The Swaminarayan Hindu Mission (BAPS) of South Africa conducted its ‘Winter Warm’ project, to help those in need during the cold winter months. This project is spearheaded mainly by the kishoris and yuvatis of the BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir in Lenasia. With detailed planning, preparations were made to distribute food, clothing and other gifts to needy children.

This year, on 23 May 2009, the team of kishoris and yuvatis visited Lerato Educational Centre, in Eikenhof. With no electricity or power supply there, the center operates from cold caravans. However, their neat and clean caravan classrooms showed that learning can take place anywhere, even in an informal settlement, if one wants to learn.

All 260 children were given a new pair of shoes, socks, hats, scarves, gloves and other gifts.

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