To bring hope to impoverished rural communities in our country through sustainable social upliftment programs and to increase environmental awareness through sustainable conservation initiatives.
To initiate social upliftment programs and conservation initiatives through the involvement of local communities and collaboration with public and private enterprises.
The financial and social needs of the local farming community residing in the Cango Valley (Oudtshoorn, Klein-Karoo), motivated the members of the H.O.P.E Foundation to initiate a sustainable social upliftment programme. Priority was given to the solicitation and training of unemployed community members to work in local guest houses. To date 30 people from the community have been trained and equipped with hospitality skills.
To sensitise and educate visitors on environmental issues, we started an initiative to train THETA (the Tourism, Hospitality and Sport Education and Training Authority) accredited Tourist guides who now offers a variety of guided eco tours in the Swartberg and Klein Karoo region.
To date the activities of the H.O.P.E. Foundation were mostly focused on the social and economical upliftment of previously disadvantaged individuals in the CangoValley. The most significant achievement of this project, aptly named Friends of Voorbedacht, was the recent opening of a computer training facility for the learners of VoorbedachtPrimary School.
Friends of Voorbedacht Community Project
Voorbedacht Primary School has 43 learners from grades 1 to 7, and employs two full-time educators. Caroline and Elizabeth are passionate about their calling to work here and receive wide recognition for their valuable investment in these children.
Through the H.O.P.E Foundation the needs of the children of Voorbedacht are constantly attended to. Most of them do not receive nutritional meals in order to sustain healthy physical and mental development; neither do they have proper clothing to keep them warm during the cold winter months.
We are privileged to enjoy the support of other institutions that assist us in fulfilling the basic needs of the children in our community.
H.O.P.E. Foundation Sponsorship Opportunities
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