Through the Kit-a-Kid programme we donate new school uniforms to children at our schools in order to help them focus on their schoolwork, and take pride in their appearance as well as the quality of their work.
This simple donation can make an immense difference to a child’s life as for many of them it is the first new set of clothing they own.
In partnership with PEP Stores we put together a full uniform, consisting of school shoes, a shirt, shorts or a skirt, and a jersey for only R450.
We award the top performers of our holiday workshops with an annual winners’ excursion, based on attendance, participation, behaviour and knowledge.
Children are given the opportunity to experience game drives, horse riding, ziplining, tubing, and abseiling for the first time.
Most importantly, all the children get to spend time outdoors and further build their love for nature.
For the past several years, following an initiative from the Kidz2Kidz Trust, we have distributed Santa Shoebox gift boxes to the most disadvantaged children in the area, making their Christmas season much happier.
We have been overwhelmed by the response from the public – pledging, packing, and donating more gifts boxes year on year.
Seeing the joy of children receiving something as simple as a bar of soap and a set of clothes for Christmas reminds us how privileged we are.
Twice a month, eight of the top performing learners from our adopted schools are invited on an educational day-trip into the Kruger National Park. Each child receives an activity booklet and is encouraged to get involved in the day through questions, games, photography and interactive exercises. Throughout the day, there is the chance to spot general game such as zebras and giraffes as well as the fabled Big Five, plus a lesson on conservation by the Sanparks team. These trips are a highlight for many and help foster a passion for nature, wildlife and the Kruger area.