On June 23, 2017, the latest new citizen from the Grand Commandery of the South’s citizenship program swore his Oath of Allegiance to the United States.  Mr. Seidu came to the United States from his native Mauritania by way of Senegal.  As result of civil strife in Mauritania, he was never able to go to school to learn to read or to write, much less to learn English.  For two years, he worked with us as well as with an English as a second language program at a local Baptist Church to learn to read, write and speak English. 

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Probably the most significant project yet undertaken by the Western Cape Commandery to date has been the desperately needed complete upgrade and refurbishment of both the MOTHERS ROOM and the MILK ROOM at Sarah Fox Children’s Hospital in the heart of one of Cape Town’s visibly marginalised communities.
The Mothers Room was a cluttered, unfriendly space and has been thoroughly cleaned up and refurbished by Commandery women - using their own resources and crowd funding - and turned into a welcoming, comfortable room where mothers from often the most deprived homes are able to stay close to their children for a short while; -for some, their last days.

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The Hungarian Grand Priory of the Military and Hospitaler Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem has delivered a large truckload of donations to Erzsébetváros, the VIIth District of the town of Budapest.  The donations will be distributed to large families living in Erzsébetváros and the surrounding area, to the needy and elderly, and to the homeless.

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"We never know the worth of water till the well is dry." (Thomas Fuller)

The African Hungarian Union and its leaders have expressed their thanks to the members of the Order of St Lazarus, Grand Priory of Hungary, for their donation of funding for a new well in Uganda.

People living in the area had to walk for tens of kilometres for drinking water before, but thanks to the AHU and the Military and Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem - Hungary, clean drinking water is now accessible to everyone.

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