Our May – August programs saw the development of a soup kitchen at our most recent crèche. The soup kitchen allows the children to be fed a nutritional meal on a daily basis. For many children this will be the only nutritional meal they receive. If you would like to sponsor daily meals at the creche please contact email@example.com
Foundations for the soup kitchen had to be dug…
and blocks hand made…yes that’s right, hand made!
While all this construction work was occurring there was still time to mix with and teach the children.
One of the most important tasks was the commencement of a water catchment facility. By the end of the mid year programs the playground was varnished, the floor of the second creche was laid, the water catchment foundation and the soup kitchen roof were completed.
Our December volunteers will be putting the final touches on this project and fitting the toilets where the mid year volunteers laid the slab and erected the blocks.
Animal conservation was an equal priority. Volunteers lived on a Game Park – it wasn’t just a one day visit, and were exposed to the variety of wildlife that Africa has to offer. Bush craft techniques were learnt while tracking, animals observed in their natural habitat and radio telemetry equipment used to locate protected species. The day starts early as animals feed and water while it’s cool. Our December – February volunteers will be constructing a hide next to the main water hole to enable more relaxed viewing of these wild creatures when they come to drink or bathe.
For anyone concerned about the current outbreak of the Ebola virus in some West Africa states – the good news is that South Africa is virus free. You will not be anywhere near infected populations which are 5000 kilometres from where we are working.