Bikes4 ERP - Blouberg

In 2016, two groupelephant.com employees, Nicolai van der Merwe and Gert Vermuelen initiated the #Bikes4ERP project that aimed to reduce absenteeism in rural schools through the provision of bicycles to be used to travel to and from school.

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Christelle Pretorius
Vaalwater Centre

ERP also manages the Waterberg Welfare Centre in Vaalwater. This is a community hub which has among other things a radio station, IT centre and a hospice which have all been supported by ERP.

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Christelle Pretorius
Kekana Gardens Interventions

ERP is working in Dinokeng Game Reserve as part of its conservation efforts to protect the welfare of elephants and rhinos through the alleviation of poverty. Adjacent to the Game Reserve is Kekana Gardens, a largely informal settlement, where ERP is implementing a variety of poverty alleviation initiatives, including management of a skills training centre, supporting an old age home and orphan day care centre and running outreach programmes in the local primary and high schools.

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Christelle Pretorius
'We Code' Programming Training

ERP is working to protect elephants and rhinos in the Dinokeng Game Reserve (DGR) as part of its conservation efforts. In keeping with the ERP strategy to protect the welfare of elephants and rhinos through the alleviation of poverty, we are implementing an educational intervention called “We Code” Programming Training in the informal settlement of Kekana Gardens which is adjacent to the Dinokeng Reserve. Kekana Gardens, is located in Ward 73 which has a population of around 50,000, and is located in the City of Tshwane (formally Pretoria).

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Christelle Pretorius
The All Walks of Life Project

Shoes have a basic functional purpose with many benefits, it gives support and stability to our feet.  Shoes also allow us to travel farther, be more expressive, improve our performance and can also help with our overall health.

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Christelle Pretorius
#BIKES4ERP

Imagine a life in which you have to walk one-half marathon to get to and from school each day. In addition to the vast distance, you cross rugged terrain, endure extreme weather conditions and face possible physical injury on a daily basis. Then, after arriving home exhausted and before you can study, you are responsible for fetching water, collecting firewood, caring for siblings, and feeding livestock.  

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Christelle Pretorius
Food is Life

Ndumo is found in South Africa, it is located under Ingwavuma Magisterial District serviced by Jozini Local Municipality. Ndumo is one of the areas highly affected by HIV-AIDS. This epidemic has resulted in many parental deaths and is leaving thousands of children in the area as orphans with no or very little food.

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Christelle Pretorius