At Madikwe we support The Motshabaesi Primary School, a school which serves 234 children from the Obakeng Village. Most come from very poor families, and do not stay with parents but with guardians (grandparents, aunts and uncles or members of the community). Many of these parents/ guardians are unemployed, and the only meals the children eat are those they get at the school. The government supplies the school with food on a weekly basis for this purpose.
Motshabaesi Primary consists of 4 classrooms and a couple of temporary container classrooms that accommodate between 30 and 50 learners each. There is no administrative equipment (which they are in desperate need of), or library.
Despite being subsidised by the government, the school battles to support the children that they “foster” during the week.
We have teamed up with the Pack for a Purpose initiative. This organisation facilitates a direct bridge between our small piece of Africa, and the rest of the world. They do this by setting up wish lists in coordination with each of the affiliated properties and the school or crèche they are responsible for. Pack for a Purpose allows travellers the opportunity to donate and contribute to these care centres by looking at the wish list for the corresponding property that they are travelling to and bringing along any donations they can. This organisation ensures that each of the care centres has enough food, stationery, clothes, toys and much more.
Click here for more information on the wish list.