Felicia Black
Felicia Black
South Africa 2011- 2012
I am a recent Belmont graduate (Class of 2011) and I am going back to South Africa. I first went to South Africa in the fall of my junior year at Belmont and I had so much fun I decided to apply for the Lumos award and have been lucky enough to go again! Check out my previous blog at http://coming2sa.blogspot.com/ I will also be updating that blog as I return to South Africa so check ‘em out! Read More About Felicia →

The Coolest Cats

It was way too difficult to pick just a few pictures of the older kids because they are so cute. They will seriously steal your heart away.

First up is Nugget. Yeah, that’s right. Her name is Nugget and don’t let that innocent face fool you, she is a handful to say the least. She’s adorable though and I love her. She has a brother and a sister (that I know of). Her brother is the adorable Anathi, featuring in my last post and Nobulelo is featured here. Nugget is super smart when you get her to listen and sit down but that’s the problem she doesn’t sit down or listen, she runs around and has a habit of hitting you on the bumb. What a lady!

Next up Nombulelo. Isn’t she gorgeous? This girl is too cute and she has the sweetest little voice. She’s not as much trouble as Nugget but she gets into her fair share of trouble. I love this picture of her because she looks so happy.

And then there’s Athula (the rest of the pictures are below). She has the most beautiful skin! I had the privilege of working with her for a bit one to one and she’s very smart. She was a joy to work with and she always looked forward to our one to one sessions. Can you tell how much I love these kids?



This one is just me and my girls: Aseza, Nugget and Nombulelo. Aseza is probably my favourite. She is such a character and we always have so much fun together.

Next is Siyabonga, Mama Lumka’s grandson. Mama Lumka is the woman in charge of both the orphanage and the nursery, in case I haven’t mentioned that before. You see this kid everywhere: at the orphanage and at the nursery. He’s super cute and has the best smile.

And that cutie is Masithembe. I haven’t spent much time with him but he is super cute.

And last but certainly not least is Yofeza. For the first few months that I was here he always looked sad but I saw him. But he has a beautiful smile and he’s a sweet kid.

Well, that’s all for now. There are more kids are the orphanage but I don’t have pictures of them yet. I’ll be sure to update you guys real soon. I get to see my kids on Friday. Can’t wait!





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