Updates from our projects during the month of May

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For the month of May, we celebrated the spirit of Ubuntu, focusing on the broader theme of Africa month, but more specifically, on enhancing various efforts within our projects. The highlight of the month was the commissioning of the second phase of the ERP emergency food relief programme in Madikwe. COVID 19 EMERGENCY FOOD RELIEF PROGRAMME 2021 Covid-19 lockdown effects are still…

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…

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,”…