Update on the Gazini Beehive Fencing Project

Update on the Gazini Beehive Fencing Project

At Gazini , were we have our existing beehive fencing project, two hectares of land have been set aside to provide additional forage for the bees as well as a sustainable agricultural plot producing basic food for the Sekelekani Cooperative and local community. The addition of an agricultural component to the project means that there will be an additional economic spin off through income generated from the selling of surplus produce to markets and local communities. To date, the cooperative has been able to clear the land, fence it and are now busy with sorting out the water supply issue. With the rich fertile soils in the area, we’re looking forward to another successful agricultural intervention facilitated by the conservation of elephants and rhinos through the alleviation of poverty.

Food is Life Project

Food is Life Project

October 16th was World Food Day. According to Food Aid Foundation, around 795 million people do not have adequate food to enable them to lead a healthy life. In South Africa, an estimated over 2 million children do not get enough food to sustain adequate growth and development. This often leads to stunted growth among children, most of them living in remote disadvantaged communities. Over the years, one of the ways we have positively contributed towards addressing this hunger crisis has been through the distribution of e’Pap to orphans and vulnerable children in Ndumo and Madikwe. e’Pap is a fortified food supplement that promotes nutrient repleteness by providing these children with the basic nutrients essential for their growth. It is worthwhile to consider that the cost of providing an orphan or vulnerable child with a monthly supply of ePap and food parcels costs around R100.00 – the approximate price of two muffins and two cups of coffee in an average restaurant. Visit https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/Mjk1NjQ= to learn how you can make a difference.
World Rhino Day at Rethabile Primary School

World Rhino Day at Rethabile Primary School

For World Rhino Day, ERP had a short talk/ presentation on the importance of rhinos as part of the community’s heritage. This was held at Rethabile Primary School in Kekana Gardens. Our aim was to create awareness and celebrate rhinos as species that need to be preserved and protected not only for current generations but for future ones as well, and what better way to do so than interact with the younger generation of scholars in the area. To make the presentation fun and interactive, we asked a few questions and handed out some gifts and goodies to students who got the responses correct.