“Pebbles gave me a new perspective on the way I view the world around me. The work that Pebbles does reminds me of advice my mom always gives me: ‘If you are asked to wash someone’s hand, wash both hands.’”-Jesmin De Koker, Pebbles Project Kitchen Assistant
“I can confidently say that Pebbles had a positive impact on my life. Pebbles have taught me so much, especially at the practitioner training sessions.”- Lezaan Jephta, Pebbles Project After-School Club Practitioner
“Pebbles is made up of a team of people who look at who you are as a person and really try to find a way for you to shine and make a success out of your life. Pebbles made my childhood dream come true. If it wasn’t for Pebbles, I wouldn’t be where I am today.”-Nydene van Rooyen, Pebbles Project First Thousand Days (FTD) Assistant
“Once I realised that my dream is to become an artist, all I could think was: ‘I want to keep on making art, I want to keep on growing my talent. I don’t want to stop.”-Perchwin De Bruin, Pebbles After-School Club learner
“Pebbles teach you so many things. They taught me to never give up. They will help you and make sure that you keep on trying until you succeed. Pebbles has definitely changed my life.”-Robin Piedt, Pebbles Project Early Adulthood Programme Learner
“I think it’s amazing that I can be a Pebbles Ambassador today because I never knew that I had leadership qualities before Pebbles came into my life.”- Melodine van Rooyen, Pebbles Ambassador and After-School Club Learner.
“Pebbles really meant a lot to me. Without them, I wouldn’t have been able to get through everything in my life and be where I am today. They supported me financially, by financing my studies. They also supported me emotionally and guided and motivated me to follow my dreams.”
– Jamie-Lee Plaatjies, Grade R Facilitator at Pebbles Project.
“When I try to explain to people what Pebbles has done for me, I always tell them to look at Pebbles’ slogan: Changing Lives, because that is what they do, they change lives. Pebbles came into my life and I can honestly say that they have changed my life.”- Damian van Kerwel, Creditor Clerk at Eikendal Wine Estate.
“Pebbles have literally changed my life. I can honestly say that I don’t know where I would be today without Pebbles. I probably would have been stuck in the same place that I was during my teenage pregnancy…I would have given up on my dreams.” – Sandra Spogter, Commis Chef at Bellevue Wine Farm’s restaurant.
“Pebbles means a lot to me… If I think back to when I was still in school, the computer literacy classes for example, all of that contributed to what I know today and the person that I am today. I will encourage others, if they get the opportunity, to become involved at Pebbles, because Pebbles has truly changed my life for the better.” – Charlene van Ster, Financial Management Intern at Bellevue Wine Farm.
“Pebbles is a life changing organisation, they make it their mission to assist you in achieving your dreams. Pebbles had a big impact on my life.” – Michelle van Wyk, Documentation Administrator at Hillebrand GORI.
“Pebbles is an incredible organisation. They change many peoples’ lives. They are always willing to help where they can, they always try their best. I can say without a doubt that Pebbles is an organisation you can truly rely on.” – Claudia Isaacs, Documentation Controller at Hillebrand GORI.
“I have immense gratitude for Pebbles, especially for the Social Workers at Pebbles, who helped me to get a bursary to study at Stellenbosch, because if I did not go study, I wouldn’t have had the confidence to enrol myself into college this time around.” – Bradley Kriel, Tasting Room Manager at Eikendal Wine Estate and part-time BCom Law student.
“Pebbles will always have a special place in my heart. Pebbles is like family to me, the Social Worker at Pebbles is like my second mother. I wouldn’t be who I am today if not for Pebbles.” – Johnlin Plaatjies, Chef at Delheim Wine Estate’s restaurant.
“If an organisation like Pebbles offers you an opportunity, grab it with both hands. It will benefit your life in a big way. I am very grateful to Pebbles.” – Mariana Julius, Grade R Facilitator and Puppeteer at Pebbles Project.
“I am very grateful to Pebbles. Without Pebbles I wouldn’t have applied to study at Boland College. I would have probably continued to work as a runner at L’Avenir’s tasting room and I would have never discovered my passion for working with children.” – Leonie Du Plessis, Grade R Facilitator at Pebbles Project.
“Pebbles means so much to me and to so many people from farming communities. Pebbles have managed to influence and change the lives of so many. There are so many people who are where they are today because of Pebbles’ belief in them. If you are willing to do your bit, Pebbles will meet you halfway.” To read more about Renay’s story click HERE
“Pebbles means everything to me because they’ve literally helped me through every phase of my life, ever since I was a baby until now and they’re still helping me…”To read more about Nowhen’s story click HERE