STIMULATING LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT THROUGH P.E.A.C.E HUBS IN RURAL COMMUNITIES
ERP’s strategy is the protection and preservation elephants and rhinos in the wild, through poverty alleviation. Our poverty alleviation methodology covers Planning, Education, Agriculture, Cooperatives and Environment (P.E.A.C.E.). Central to the model is the strategic delivery of a network of cooperatively run P.E.A.C.E. Hubs within a local municipality, district municipality or traditional land area.
Kekana Gardens Project Update
On Thursday 25th May 2017, ERP held workshops at Kekana Gardens with the local business entities together with the informal waste collectors in the area. The purpose of the workshop was to give all parties an understanding of how ERP works and to gain buy from the community on the different interventions we would want to introduce in the area.
#Bikes4ERP Crowdfunding Initiative
Imagine a life in which you must walk over 3 hours a day just for the “privilege” of being able to attend school. In addition to the vast distance, you cross rugged terrain, endure extreme weather conditions and face possible physical injury. By the time you return home, you barely have time to do your chores, let alone your homework.
ERP Spends Mandela Day at Kekana Gardens
Mandela Day 2017 saw a collective entourage of ERP spending time at the old people’s home and orphan day care centre in Kekana Gardens, just outside of Dinokeng Game Reserve. Representatives from iLAB, Epi-Use Africa, ERP Elephant Management Unit and the P.E.A.C.E. Foundation joined hands to deliver food parcels and clothing items to Seikokotlolo Old Age Home and Botlhokwa Bja Ngwana Safe Centre for Orphans. This was a follow up of the site visit we all had to this community one week prior to Mandela day where all parties resolved to start working towards improving the lives of those within Kekana Gardens.
ERP BRINGS JOY TO KEKANA GARDENS FOR THE HOLIDAYS
The Kekana Gardens Christmas drive was initiated and spearheaded by Jana Kotze from Epi-Use Africa and her team from the Pretoria office. This was meant to bring a holiday with a difference to the orphans at Botlhokwa Bja Ngwana Day Care Centre and Seikhokotlelo Old Age Home. With her team, Jana embarked on an internal fundraising campaign to cater for the different gifts that would be distributed to about 60 orphans and aged individuals together with their caregivers.