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Blue Bell, PA Couple To Take 35 AIDS Orphans to Historic Robben Island In South Africa
None of the children have ever been to this important site in the history of apartheid and their country. The couple also founded a US-based charity that is raising funds to build an orphanage, which is greatly needed in AIDS-ravaged South Africa.
Robben Island is the former prison where Nelson Mandela was held for decades during Apartheid and it is now a World Heritage Site.
“We are so thrilled to have the opportunity to take “our” kids to this important place in their history,” said Jon Ostroff, 51, an attorney with a practice in Plymouth Meeting, PA.
“Our mission is to build a home and a sense of community for these amazing children,” said Amy Ostroff, 44, “Our dollars go a long way in South Africa, and we feel this is our best way to make an impact on the world.”
This is the second time the Ostroffs have taken this group on a field trip. The last time they were in Cape Town, in 2008, they visited the Two Oceans Aquarium. In addition to the Robben Island trip, they will be meeting with various organizations in an effort to start a building project for a new orphanage in Langa Township.
For more information about Love to Langa, please visit www.lovetolanga.com or Love to Langa on Facebook.