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Elephants, Rhino's and People (ERP)
For tax deductible donations to the P.E.A.C.E Foundation and to ERP from the United States, please use the donations page on this Group elephant Donations link through our U.S. fiscal sponsor, Lift Up Africa.
Please help us support threatened Elephant and Rhino populations while we simultaneously address poverty. With your help we can provide impoverished communities with an opportunity to protect these animals and keep them safely on restituted land as well as adjacent to Reserves. The target for this initiative is R150,000.00 that will go towards the support of relocation of elephants and rhinos under threat and research initiatives such as collaring.
Target Amount for this Campaign R100,000
Total Amount Donated R5,110
Percentage of Target 5.11%
#Bikes4ERP: Promoting Education in Rural South Africa
This is a good news story of South Africa and bicycles… where dreams of a better education exist but the odds against you are enormous. Imagine living in a community where you have to get up every morning and walk to school for more than an hour. After a tiring day you have to walk another hour home in the heat of the afternoon sun. When arriving home you have to walk another half an hour to fetch water because you do not have running water where you live. After doing some homework you have to start collecting fire wood to cook food…This scenario exists in deep rural South Africa where children have dreams….dreams of a better education. These kids have one big obstacle, they have to walk more than 2 hours to school and back….everyday… leading to frequent absenteeism, exhaustion and often a complete withdrawal from school.
The #Bikes4ERP project distributes bicycles to students, teachers and school volunteers with the main aim to increase access to education. Students earn bicycles by entering into a “STUDY TO OWN” contract. If they use the bicycle to get to school for 2 years, then it becomes theirs. In the short term bicycles reduce children’s exhaustion from walking to school and lead to increased school attendance. In the long run bicycles will help students to complete their education, preparing them for better jobs and thus reducing the likelihood of extreme poverty.
The late president Nelson Mandela said that access to quality education is essential to ending the cycle of disease and poverty in Africa. The extent of the problem: Only 40% of South African students achieve a qualification higher than Grade 9, and half of children who enrol in Grade 1 will never pass Grade 12. With a bicycle, children can travel four times faster to school. They can cycle to water points to collect water and concentrate on their studies. They can complete their education, preparing them for better jobs and thus reducing the likelihood of extreme poverty.
Become part of this initiative by making a donation
From a child’s point of view: “Mobilize me and I will change my world”.
Target Amount for this Campaign R250,000
Total Amount Donated R2,850
Percentage of Target 1.14%
Orphans at Ndumo
There are now over 2,000 orphans and vulnerable children living in and around the small village of Ndumo on the Mozambique border. A small group of local volunteers made up of teachers and assisted by volunteer members of the community, struggle every month to feed and provide assistance for these children who are often either left alone, without parents, or in the care of an elderly relative, or, sometimes, in desperation are exploited and used as labour in return for some food and shelter. Many, however, are left to fend for themselves in desperate circumstances. You can make a difference by offering the Ndumo Orphans Care Committee with assistance through the distribution of ePap, a nourishing food supplement which ensures nutrient sufficiency, even where regular food is not available. This programme is supported and monitored by Cheryl Ogilvie and her team of volunteers from Tshwane College, Pretoria. As little as R50.00 will provide an orphan with a daily meal of ePap (fortified food supplement) for one month – the average cost of two cups of coffee and a muffin! Our target for this initiative is R20,000.00.
Target Amount for this Campaign R20,000
Total Amount Donated R7,000
Percentage of Target 35%
Tablets for improved education in rural schools
Many rural schools are located in regions where there are no cell phone signals or internet access. Help us to provide internet access to rural schools, where possible, along with tablets/ipads in an effort to upgrade the standard of rural education from preschool to tertiary level. Internet connectivity varies from location to location and tablets vary from brand to brand. The target of R50,000.00 will cover a variety of options depending on locality.
Target Amount for this Campaign R50,000
Total Amount Donated R2,020
Percentage of Target 4.04%
School shoes for rural Limpopo children
Target: 1000 pairs of school shoes costing R120 for sizes 7-13 and R140 for sizes 1-6 for both girls and boys.
For every pair purchased, R10 will go towards further purchase of more shoes.
Target Amount for this Campaign R140,000
Total Amount Donated R490
Percentage of Target 0.35%
Barokologadi children's art competition
Africa is currently losing four elephants per hour and five rhinos per day to poaching. Poverty is the leading cause of this indiscriminate, brutal slaughter. ERP Conservation in conjunction with the Barokologadi Communal Property Association (BCPA) is excited to announce the launch of a Children’s Art Competition. The aim of the competition is to create awareness amongst the learners about the importance of the conservation and protection of threatened elephants and rhinos, and the alleviation of poverty amongst members of the community living in areas adjacent to the threatened species.
Four Primary Schools located within the Barokologadi community has been invited to participate in the competition. In total 640 learners will each have the opportunity to represent their School. The competition consists out of two categories namely a colouring and drawing competition.
Each learner will receive a goody-bag containing an entry form, crayons and a snack to get them started. Prizes include Buffalo Bikes, School bags and stationary. We would like to invite you to partake in the excitement of this competition through sponsoring a learner. All donations received will be matched by ERP Conservation and Groupelephant.
Target Amount for this Campaign R50,000
Total Amount Donated R17,500
Percentage of Target 35%