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Elizabeth* came to Joseph Baynes Children’s home in Pietermaritzburg as an orphan of just two years old. A happy and cheery child, she always excelled at school and it was no surprise when she passed matric last year with a university entrance. She is now at Pretoria University doing a three-year degree in Creative Arts. We are sure she is destined to excel in this degree.
Unfortunately, being in Pretoria means she was unable to take advantage of the super, post-graduate flat at Joseph Baynes, created by Major Tersia Finn. It is an open-plan unit with a living/sleeping area that has two beds, a small couch and a desk, there are ample built-in cupboards, a bathroom and a kitchenette. Elizabeth is now happily ensconced in a student housing facility at the Hatfield Community Centre. As is The Salvation Army tradition, she can continue coming to Joseph Baynes for her holidays in the future, after all, this is the only home she’s ever known.
Much of Elizabeth’s art is displayed on the walls of Joseph Baynes Home – a constant reminder of this lovely lass and her great talent.
*Name changed to protect identity.