Updates from our projects during the month of October 2021

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Introduction We are sad to announce of the passing away of our colleague, Gert Vermeulen, who tragically and senselessly lost his life early in October. Gert was the co-founder of #Bikes4ERP, and his passion and enthusiasm will be sorely missed. In an expression of appreciation of Gert’s heartfelt efforts, ERP would like to honour his memory by raising a record-breaking number of…

Updates from our projects during the month of September 2021

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September was Heritage month. This was a month that brought to the fore one of the more pertinent issues that define us as a nation- heritage; helping us to reflect on the past and focus on shaping the future. Heritage incorporates the human, fauna and flora aspects, which is why in some cultures, totems related to various animals form the basis of…

Updates from our projects during the month of August 2021

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August was Women’s month! A number of our projects are women led and constituted, which is all the more reason why we have chosen to profile some of these, as they gained a lot of momentum during this month. Below are a few highlights during August 2021.   WATERBERG WAVES FM UPDATE With August being Women’s Month, the Radio Station’s focus was…

Updates from our projects during the month of July 2021

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“Like slavery and apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the action of human beings.” In light of Nelson Mandela’s legacy and beliefs,  we continue to feed and support orphans and the vulnerable at Ndumo and Madikwe. This became our main theme for the month of July, and this was reflected in our…

Updates from our projects during the month of June 2021

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June is Youth Month is South Africa. The P.E.A.C.E. Foundation firmly believes in the role that the youth play in achieving our goals and objectives in alleviating poverty in rural areas. Most of our programmes are either youth led or are focused on providing opportunities to youth in order to enable them to be key drivers in alleviating poverty in their communities….

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…