Kwandwe & the ‘Edutainer’

Kwandwe Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape has set up a great new initiative to assist local school children. 25 young children from the local Kalkeni Village near to Kwandwe now have a place of their own to learn. Kwandwe’s community partner, the Angus Gillis Foundation, is excited about its newest project, which is an “edutainer”. The Edutainer, sponsored by the Nedbank Foundation, is a 12 metre container that has been cleverly converted into a classroom that can accommodate up to 25 children.

The edutainer will be managed by the women of the Masiphakama Self Help Group. For years, this group of women operated a Safe Park from the spare room of one of their homes. This new classroom, which is kitted out with blackboards and lockable cupboards, will provide a safe and stimulating environment for the children to play and learn. One of the group members, Mama Nomhlobo said, “Now we have got our own space and the children will be free to learn and grow. We are so happy.”

Kwandwe Game Reserve is one of the Eastern Cape’s top private game reserves set in the pristine Karoo landscape.

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Kate Bergh is co-founder of Cedarberg African Travel, a specialist tour operator for Southern and East Africa.

She heads up the South African office, having lived in South Africa since 1993. Her home looks up to the Cedarberg Mountains, where she enjoys hiking and cycling, when she’s not out discovering new places to visit, with her three children in tow. Kate has travelled extensively throughout the region to Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique and Zimbabwe as well as most areas of South Africa. She also loves history, meeting people and a good thriller...


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