The year has seen half a dozen ladies on the Red Light programme. Volunteers with specialised skills have been involved in training the ladies in critical areas like budgeting and nutrition and the Red Light staff continue their work with the ladies to bring them to the wholeness and healthy self-images God has designed for them.
The beautiful Vachellia xanthophloea, commonly called the Fever Tree, is found in the Northern Province, KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga. Its striking sulphur-yellow bark provides the base material which The Domino Foundation’s Red Light programme uses in its jewellery-making. The programme has an on-going need for bark supplies and is appealing to friends of Domino and members of the community to collect the bark from the numerous fever trees in and around Durban. Only the bark which has fallen off the trunks of the trees is useable. Any bark collected may be handed in at The Domino Foundation’s offices at 37 Mackeurtan Avenue. The jewellery has recently undergone a facelift as a result of a collaboration between ladies presently on the programme and those who have been with Red Light. The new-look range has an attractive combination of ethnic beadwork and the natural beauty of the Fever Tree wood.