Updates from our projects during the month of March

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BAROKOLOGADI COMMUNITY-MADIKWE With the ERP mission of Conserving elephants and rhinos through the alleviation of poverty at the centre of our approach, we are happy to report that we have started with community surveys within the BCPA community, guided by the tenets of Participative Rural Appraisal. The surveys will inform our programmes for these communities, and will enable us to craft the…

Update on ICT interventions at the Vaalwater Centre

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Introduction The ERP funded and managed Vaalwater ICT centre, through sterling work from Zachariah Sekhu, has kickstarted the year with various community related interventions ranging from ICT to Coding. Though challenges were realised overall owing to the Covid 19 induced lockdowns over the past months, the centre continues to be innovative in how they provide their services to the Vaalwater community and…

WeCode Students Graduation Ceremony

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After two years of coding lessons, 25 Grade 11 students from Tembisa High School graduated from our inaugural coding class at the school on the 23rd of October, 2020. This was a 2-year programme, implemented through our partners at Africa’s Got Game which saw the students having access to a hands on theoretical and practical understanding of coding as an essential skill…

Power Of People: Helping Our Partner Communities

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A line of people is standing ready in the early morning sunlight as the truck arrives. The warm caresses of summer are gone and there is a chill in the air. A small crowd of employees and volunteers move out of the way as the truck enters the area and parks under a tree. The side is slid open, revealing pallets with…

e’Learning educational platform as an alternative to conventional educational system

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Schools in South Africa have been prematurely closed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. For many, this could spell an end to the academic year if the pandemic is not curbed within a few weeks’ time.  This decrease in school days adversely affects the existing levels of educational inequality among students in rural areas and township communities where education and training…

Addressing human-elephant conflict through beehive fencing and agricultural opportunities

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After clearing up of the land during the month of March, we are pleased to report that the cooperative received the chilli plants, ready for planting their 2 hectares of land. They were unable to access a tractor to further clear and plough the land, but they were undeterred and carried on doing all the requisite preparation and planting, by hand. We…

Waste Recycling: An economic game changer for communities

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The plastic industry has been going through uncertainty over the past few months. In recent times, this has been exacerbated by the global health and economic crisis brought about by COVID-19 as consumers, governments and businesses alike have had to focus most of their efforts on combating this virus. These impacts have had dire consequences at a micro level, especially on SMME’s…

Coding and the 4IR opportunities presented through out programmes

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iLAB, part of groupelephant.com and a leading global  Software Quality Assurance company that has played a leading role in transferring technology skills in the South African economy has made a bold step to kick off a programme that will see 4IR skills being developed in townships and remote communities.   Together with ERP Technology Partners, Nokia and our implementing partners at GOT…

Building thriving communities through partnerships

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The P.E.A.C.E. Foundation, through ERP has made available Epap meal portions during the Covid-19 lockdown to distribute to families in need of basic food. The food delivery is being done by the Waterberg Welfare Society in the small town of Vaalwater, Waterberg District of Limpopo. So far, a total of 60, 500kg ePap were delivered for breakfast and 175 prepared lunch meals…

International World Rhino Day School Speaking Competition

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INTRODUCTION For World Rhino Day, Letticia and her team from Waterberg Welfare Society, an ERP funded and supported centre, organised and attended an anti-poaching public speaking event held at Lapalala Wilderness School. The participants debated on the social, political and economic impacts of rhino poaching in South Africa, with prizes being handed out to the most outstanding public debaters on the day….