Soup Day

On the 13th May 2009 , with the leadership of Genevieve Francis, some Discovery Scouts made and distributed Soup to the Slovo Centre of Excellence in Coronationville.

Photos Slovo Center of Excellence

The letter below is a Thank You to the boys and Genevieve.


555 Riversdale Street 

2093 Coronationville 

Johannesburg, Gauteng 

Tel : 011 474 5532 or 073 726 4602 

email: lorrainecockrell@neomail.co.za 


14 July 2009 


Mrs. Shahlaine Francis 

First Discovery Scouts 



Dear Mrs. Francis 


It is with a deep sense of gratitude that we wish to thank you and your team from the First Discovery Scouts Group,  for your wonderful gesture made towards the feeding of our children on Friday afternoon, 10 July’09. 


We felt so honored to have you visit with our children by coming to feed them, and getting to meet them.   Our children are mainly from the informal settlement called “Joe Slovo Park”, which is situated on the borders of Coronationville and Crosby.   There are hundreds of families living there; the children attend schools in the surrounding suburbs. 


Our project seeks to serve as a bridge between the people from the informal settlement and the people living in our surrounding suburbs. The only way we can think of doing this, is by showing love, through being practical in our Christianity.  So we seek to love, through action. The feeding scheme is one of the ways in which we are able to do this.   At this point in time we are reaching the children, but we do believe that in time, we will reach many of the adult needy and hungry for love to be shown to them in some way or the other. 


We noted the “service excellence” you and your team portrayed in serving the soup to our children. We wish to commend you for this.  It is only as we strive to treat each other with dignity, that we can begin to achieve the excellence we strive for   Thank you for portraying this vital trait towards our project, we appreciate this in you.  The chunky veg soup was so delicious and hearty, that I could not help but to enjoy some myself.   Please convey our sincere thanks and appreciation to your sponsors, your team and all concerned for this kind gesture. 


Attached is our “Concept Document” which tells you something of  our project 

and our envisaged plan to grow and develop it. 


Yours sincerely 

Lorraine Cockrell : Facilitator 

Slovo Center of Excellence 


c.c. Ms Sandra Solomon : Global IT Alliance