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What comes to mind when I say “The Lion King”?

 

a)       The Music

b)       The Humour

c)        The Love Story

d)       The Family Feel

e)       The excellent animation

f)        All of the above

 

"The Lion King" is rich with themes and messages that resonate with audiences of all ages. Here are some of the key messages hidden within the story:

 

1. The Circle of Life: One of the most prominent themes in "The Lion King" is the idea of the circle of life. This concept emphasizes the connections and relationships of all living things and the cyclical nature of existence, from birth and growth to death and renewal.

2. Responsibility and Leadership: The film explores the themes of responsibility and leadership through Simba's journey from a carefree cub to a reluctant leader. It emphasizes the importance of taking responsibility for one's actions and using leadership for the greater good.

3. Identity and Self-Discovery: Simba's journey also revolves around the theme of identity and self-discovery. He must come to terms with his past, confront his fears, and embrace his true identity as the rightful king of the Pride Lands.

4. The Importance of Family and Friendship: Throughout the story, the bonds of family and friendship play a crucial role in supporting and guiding the characters. Simba learns valuable lessons about love, loyalty, and forgiveness from his relationships with his family and friends. Pumba and Timone and their quirky antics, had me in stitches!

5. Facing Adversity and Overcoming Challenges: "The Lion King" teaches audiences about resilience and perseverance in the face of adversity. Simba must confront numerous challenges and setbacks on his journey, but he ultimately learns to overcome them and fulfil his destiny (how amazing is this message).

6. Environmental Conservation: The film also contains subtle messages about environmental conservation and the importance of preserving natural habitats. Scar's destructive reign over the Pride Lands serves as a cautionary tale about the consequences of human (or animal) greed and exploitation of the environment.

7. Embracing Change and Growth: Another important theme is the idea of embracing change and growth. Simba learns that he cannot run from his past forever and must confront his fears in order to grow and mature as a leader. The residents have the hearts of lions!

 

What really sits at the heart of this ‘Feel Good’ story, is the ability to forgive ourselves for the past, the mistakes we have made and the things we can't change.

 

We should look to the future with pride at how far we've come on our journey and appreciate what there is to learn and experience in the world around us.

 

Hakuna Matata!!!

With love,

 

DEIDRE BURGER

Dear Cheshire Homes PE,

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We are thrilled to announce that the Khaya Cheshire building project is now underway, thanks to your generous support and contributions. Your belief in our vision to build Khaya Cheshire has propelled us forward and brought us one step closer to creating a brighter future for the children in our care.

 

Your generosity is not only transforming bricks and mortar into a physical structure but also shaping the dreams and aspirations of countless children who will benefit from quality care and a basic education. Your kindness and compassion are truly making a difference in the lives of others.

 

As we embark on this journey, please know that your support is deeply appreciated and will forever be remembered. We are committed to keeping you informed about the progress of the project and the impact it will have on the children.

 

We have a committed team of builders and contractors on site, who have ‘lived’ this project on paper for over a year…and now you are bringing our dream to fruition.

Once again, thank you for your unwavering support and belief in our mission. Together, we are building more than just a partial day care facility, we are building hope, opportunity, and a brighter tomorrow.

 

Thank you to the precious Khaya staff - Lee-Ann, Daisy and Siya for your patience with temporary premises. The new centre will be a blank canvas on which you can imprint your special touch and create a special environment for the children.

 

Thank you to the countless donors who through golf days, dinners, donations, raffles etc. have contributed to this wonderful and exciting venture.  A huge thank you to Dante and Paulo for providing us with some space during our two-year planning phase. Your kindness is greatly appreciated. Tavcor – your contributions and support to this project have been overwhelming, invaluable and monumental. Megan and your Tag team - your fabulous philanthropic work that Tavcor does for community projects – particularly Khaya (for over 22 years) shows that anything is possible with teamwork, dedication and perseverance!!!

 

Cannot wait for our new doors to open, you will all be welcome!

 

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