Hi there Greg
Wow – love your book the little Optimist – awesome! Well done! Really great inspirational and motivational story for kids to believe in themselves… Congrats!
Received them yesterday so will add them to my collection for Play Well asap…
I will keep in touch…
Have a lovely weekend and thank you again,
“Cara’s absolute favorite! “
“After maybe the 10th Little Optimist reading this morning … our little Jack exclaims that he’ll never give up on his garden work. He’s going to work with adults tools from now on; and he will never stop working until his jobs are done 🤘😊”Richard Bouwcher
Greg Bertish I do not get to see my grand-daughter, Riley Serene. These pics are the only contact we had for her 6th birthday.
Riley obviously loves her present from “Granny with the puppet”. Thank you, guys!
Dear Greg,I would like to sincerely thank you for the copy that you sent our school of your “the little optimist”. Bukho Ndiki delivered it to me. It has a lovely positive message and when I have assembly with the Senior Primary school students soon, I will show it to them. The Junior Primary teachers will also use it in one of their assemblies.
Your generosity is highly appreciated.
With warm regards
21 August 2017
Dear Greg and Chip
I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your donation of books to our children. So that you will understand the importance of your act, I would like to offer you some background to help you understand how your generosity will help our children.
Pikkewyntjies Pre Primary is situated in Mooi Uitsig, a low socio community of Betty’s Bay. Betty’s Bay, is a little town with no industries and therefor relies heavily on subsistence fishing. Mooi Uitsig is a relatively isolated community which is characterized by high level of unemployment, poverty as well as high levels of alcohol and drug abuse, domestic violence and child abuse.
Pikkewyntjies Pre Primary was founded in September 2007 and is an independent community based school that serves the impoverished communities of Rooi Els, Pringle Bay as well as Betty’s Bay.
We are a Non-Profit organisation, a project of Child Welfare South Africa under the auspices of their Kleinmond Office. Although CWSA: Kleinmond is our mother body, we do not receive any financial support from them. Pikkewyntjies Pre Primary has their own Management Committee and Bank account and there for are solely responsible for their accounts and funding.
The inspiration behind the founding of the school was to create a safe environment for the children of the communities and to teach them Early Childhood Development skills, and last year we have registered with WCED for our 5-6 year old children curriculum.
Our kids are so bright-eyed, so passionate about the school and so unspoiled. The children who moved on to Primary School bring their rapport cards to me every term. This is so rewarding to see how they progressed, most of them just have 6 & 7 on their rapports (the highest marks) The Primary Schools wants our children to attend their schools because they are well disciplined, lovable and the best of all, and they WANT to learn. We are able to give our children 2 full meals a day (for most this is the last time they have something to eat till the next morning). We have a beautiful school with even more beautiful children.
Me and the kids LOVE your book although it is in English, I read it and then translate it to them, thus they also get a little bit of English teaching as well. The book also has a valuable lesson in it, and that I appreciate!
I can just express my thanks and my deepest appreciation for your contribution towards our kids.
Love, Zaan and kids
20 – 08 – 17
What a fabulous little book with a big message. My grandkids loved the story and illustrations.Bev Mclucky Roebert
Love it.❤️ Tait has made me read his book to him so many times, The other night I had to even read it backwards to him. In the ideal world, every child should have a copy.Natasha White Townsend
Adele MomNdela Grosse
We all read your book on the weekend and loved the story and graphics. Inspirational.
Thanks for our copy. Just need a ‘little one’ round the house to read it to from time to time.Nadine Tedder
Jackie Fourie De Billiot
“So Stoked With The Little Optimist Book!”
Bas & Dad Tristan
I just want to say that your book is awesome. My boys loved the story.
Keep up the good work. You are great inspiration and have touched a lot of hearts!!!Kim Grobbelaar
Sitting at Dario and have just read your book! Absolutely fantastic! So inspirational and beautiful and imparts great wisdom. I will be in U.S.A. So will miss your launch unfortunately but Nadine and Josh will be there. Best of luck with the launch and project. I have no doubt that it will be a great success!Professor Wayne Derman
just wanted to share this with you…. Skyla loves the book. she was feeling nervous, anxious for her maths test so she grabbed the little Optimist and the next morning i found this note☺
You are reaching all ages. I thought this book would be to young for them as they are 11 , but damn it is like a bible for these kids. You are a gem xx”
SUP Cape Town
Thanks for the books, we received them this morning.
Olivia loves it !
Take care XX
James Haste James Haste