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…

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….

2019 Keep Senwabarwana Clean Campaign

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INTRODUCTION The P.E.A.C.E. Foundation recently received CSI funding from New Clicks,  which we proposed would be utilised for the benefit of Ntshabeleng Waste Management Cooperative, local waste collectors and the wider Senwabarwana community. Our focus would be around Ntshabeleng Cooperative, an all women led and run recycling enterprise which we have been supporting over the past five years. We proposed to have…

How to turn litter into community-wide empowerment

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Poverty is an overwhelming challenge in South Africa. As people confront economic difficulties, environmental concerns tend to take a back foot. In the town of Senwabarwana in Limpopo, both these issues negatively impact local communities. But a small group of women are changing that through an innovative waste collection system. Leading the charge is Cosy Manoko.   “Growing up, littering was normal,”…

2018 Blouberg Thuma Mina Clean Up Campaign

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Introduction The Blouberg Thuma Mina Cleaning Day was one of the three events lined up for 2018 Heritage/Tourism Month (September) in the Blouberg-Makgabeng-Senwabarwana (BMS) area. The other two events are: 2018 Heritage/Tourism Launch (7 September) and Cultural Festival (27 September). These events for 2018 were led by a partnership of three stakeholders: Blouberg Municipality, P.E.A.C.E Foundation, and Ragibang Development Forum (other stakeholders…

KEEP SENWABARWANA CLEAN, GREEN AND HYGIENIC CAMPAIGN

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Campaign Background  The Keep Senwabarwana Clean, Green and Healthy campaign was conducted during the week of 21-25 May 2018. This is a campaign that is  intended to bring about environmental awareness to the communities with the Blouberg Municipality.This is also part of our on-going efforts of preserving the environment in Senwabarwana through linking cultural and heritage issues to environmental conservation. We have…

Introducing the ERP We Code Programme

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“We Code” is a computer programming training course targeted at High School students. These courses introduce coding in a way that is relevant to any child’s interests – be it robotics, Minecraft, or advanced text languages. The course Stunt Pilot allows kids to program drones and robots as they simultaneously learn to program and reinforce subjects they’re learning at school. When they…