What’s coming to South Africa

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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 admin@rovolunteers.com

Foundations for the soup kitchen had to be dug…

 

Girls dig

cement mixed..

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and blocks hand made…yes that’s right, hand made!

Brick Stack

While all this construction work was occurring there was still time to mix with and teach the children.

SInging and dancing with the kids

SInging and dancing with the kids

Teaching

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.

The nearly finished Soup Kitchen

The nearly finished Soup Kitchen

Victor Swing

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.

Just lounging around

Just lounging around

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Two White Rhinos

Two White Rhinos

 

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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.

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