ERP donates laptops to a rural school in Limpopo

ERP donates laptops to a rural school in Limpopo

In February, one of our ERP Ambassadors, Clement Maosa, approached us with his idea of giving back to his former school, Ramatema Secondary School, in Senwabarwana, Limpopo (South Africa). As a well known local South African actor and celebrity, Clement wanted to positively influence learners in Senwabarwana by sharing his life’s experiences. Clement brought along some of his fellow South African celebrities and donated stationery and other educational items to the students.  One of the visiting celebrities was the Olympic winning gold medalist Caster Semenya, who like Clement, is from a disadvantaged rural school and is therefore very familiar with the socio-economic challenges and poor education that face rural communities. The event was therefore held on the 4th of March, 2017. As ERP, we were able to support Clement to ensure that the event was both successful and impactful. In this regard, we contributed the following:

  • One projector and five whiteboards
  • Five laptops – one each to be given to grades 8-12
  • The provision of Mindset Learning material to assist students in support of their curriculum

ERP branded t-shirts for the matriculating class were handed out to raise awareness of the importance of conserving wildlife in order to protect the community’s heritage and thereby provide economic opportunities through conservation and tourism. Thus expressing the essence of the ERP mission: “To protect and conserve elephants and rhinos through the alleviation of poverty”