ROTARY & KINGS CAMP COMMUNITY SERVICE PARTNERSHIP
In 2000 Rotarian Charles Hardy organised a safari trip to Kruger Park and Kings Camp for his brother and family from USA. At Kings Camp they encountered the managerial couple of Warren Moore, an old friend, and wife to be Lisha De Meyer. The Unique Rotary African Safari fund raising project concept to raise funds for deserving charities in the Limpopo Province was conceived.
Thanks to this cooperation between Rotary Club of Polokwane and Kings Camp over the past 19 years about 3 to 5 safaris annually have taken place and many deserving communities and charities have benefitted including:
Environmental Education Centre in Polokwane Game Reserve
Siloe School for the Blind – Music Centre and Musical Instruments.
Boreholes, pumps and potable water to rural schools
Solar power to homes in disadvantaged rural areas.
Wheelchairs donated to disabled people in Limpopo Province.
Abraham Kriel Orphanage.
Mozambique Cyclone Disasters.
Counter Rhino Poaching Initiatives in Kruger Park & Timbavati Game Reserves.
Kings Camp was acknowledged and awarded by Rotary Foundation of Rotary International the prestigious “Paul Harris Fellow” award.
In appreciation of tangible and significant assistance given for the furtherance of better understanding and friendly relations among peoples of the world.
These Unique Rotary African Safaris are restricted to maximum of 8 participants. Participation is not restricted to Rotarians and non-Rotarians are most welcome. All profits generated will be allocated to worthy Charities in Limpopo Province of South Africa.
For more information contact Rotarian Charles Hardy firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE TIMBAVATI FOUNDATION
Started almost 20 years ago by the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve (TPNR) and the de Villiers family, landowners in the TPNR, ostensibly as a “bush” school to help educate children of staff in the Reserve.
In 2010 the Timbavati Foundation was formed and registered as a Public Benefit Organisation. Funded by various sponsors with the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve being our main supporter – in 2019 the reserve donated over R2 million!
From humble beginnings, the Timbavati Foundation moved to vastly upgraded facilities located outside the TPNR known as the Timbavati Environmental School. This new facility provides overnight accommodation for students and their teachers. The bush school today hosts 64 local schools who reap the benefits of having access to it.
The Foundation is steeped in the spirit of Ubuntu and works extensively to uplift the lives of communities neighbouring the TPNR via a series of ongoing outreach programmes based on 4 pillars:
EDUCATION, CONSERVATION & ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS, COMMUNITY UPLIFTMENT & SOCIAL CARE, AND HEALTHCARE.
THANKS TO THE FOUNDATION:
6,800 people now have water due to borehole installations.
16,224 meals given annually to school students.
64 Schools accommodated annually at the Environmental School.
14,200 Students benefit from veggie gardens for self-sustenance.
4,500 Students have rain harvesting water equipment for veggie gardens.
+1,000 students now have safe and hygienic toilets.
±40,000 students have visited the TPNR Graeme Naylor museum as part of ongoing educational programme.
The Foundation Needs Your Support
The Timbavati Foundation depends entirely on the support of individuals, foundations, and companies to ensure the ongoing success of its various programmes.Contact Us
As a Timbavati Trust donor you will receive...
The satisfaction of knowing that your generous contribution will be used, in the spirit of Ubuntu, to give underprivileged South Africans a grounding in environmental education, better healthcare, sustainable living and a fighting chance to make their mark in our young democracy.
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Bank Details : First National Bank
Account Holder: The Timbavati Foundation
Account Number: 6266 0565 832
Branch Code: 250655
Account Type: Cheque
SWIFT CODE: FIRNZAJJXXX