Part of Kariega Project's ethos is to partner with other organisations that share a passion for community development. So it was with great pleasure that recently the Kariega Project received a huge endorsement of support from the Kariega Game Reserve and its Conservation Volunteer Programme!
Kariega Game Reserve's Conservation Volunteer Programme brings in volunteers from around the world to get hands-on involved in conservation management on its game reserve. On top of conservation opportunities, the volunteers also engage in community outreach. For example, the volunteers assist at a local rural farm school by teaching children basic subjects like English.
On the day in question, Kariega Conservation Volunteers spent the day serving at Masibulele Preschool and Ekamphumleni soup kitchen. At the Masibulele Preschool, the volunteers led activities and games for the children and each presented a prepared story to the children. At the soup kitchen, the volunteers helped to prepare and serve a meal to the children and spent time doing activities at the afterschool centre. It was an incredible day all around!
The Masibulele Preschool was established as a non-profit organisation in 2001. Led by the incredible Mrs Eunice Adams, the school serves the communities of Marselle and Harmony Park and educates as many as 80 children age 18 months to 5 years. Here the volunteers led activities and games for the children and each presented a prepared story to the children.
The Ekumphumleni Soup Kitchen is run by Child Welfare - a national organisation that helps and protects children affected by violence, maltreatment and HIV/AIDS. The Ekumphumleni branch is particularly active in the community and operates two soup kitchens and an afterschool centre in the Ekuphumleni Township. At the soup kitchen, the volunteers helped to prepare and serve a meal to the children and spent time doing activities at the afterschool centre.
A big thank you to all the volunteers who participated. Take a look at this blog post by the Kariega Game Reserve about this incredible day!