""It is only my pleasure to thank you as Timbavati Foundation for offering me this bursary to study as a field ranger. I am happy in a way which I am failing to explain. But as much as I am happy also owe you some effort. I will try my best to make sure that I make you proud, as much as I can"
A Timbavati Foundation success story of a very dynamic, enthusiastic and passionate young lady who has started her own Adventure Gaza Community Development group. Tshego's group comprises of 3 different age groups and she involves these children in doing traditional dances, as well as clean-ups in their community, and conservation matters
It is a tradition or norm of Manyeleti circuit (Department of Education) to host and celebrate matric awards at the school that received 100% matric pass rate. This time the event took place at Dlumana secondary school which is situated at Share village in Hluvukani area.
In partnership with Into Africa Safari the Timbavati Foundation played a vital role for the success of “Ubuntu Tour” by the Umass-Isenberg group of students from USA during May, 2016 . The students contributed computers which were donated to Tladishi high school and during the handover, the CEO of Into Africa Safari promised to get more computers into SA.
As part of the environmental education program of the environmental school, learners are given projects to go back and implement at their schools. These projects include: Soil erosion control, indigenous plant propagation, general tidiness of the school, recycling and water saving.
The progressive impact of Timbavati Foundation on communities has spurned remarks like these from local schools: “We are never the same as before the existence of Timbavati relationship. We are really proud about the positive impact Timbavati is exerting on the general achievements of our institution. Bravo Timbavati Foundation. Bravo!!”
The Sjambok pod tree is one of the most wanted trees by local traditional healers for its potential medicinal uses. The roots are used to treat bilharzias, black-water fever, toothache and severe abdominal pain. Smoke from a burning twig is inhaled to cure headache.
Instead of just donating funds to the schools it was decided that a soccer tournament would be a better idea as the students actually have to do something for their respective schools.
The 29 schools that attend the bush school each report to a "circuit office" and there are 4 "circuit offices". All the schools in each "circuit" competed against one another. The ultimate winners of each "circuit" played in the finals.