Positive Change

Intervention Programme

Umthombo Primary: Mamelodi

At Safari we know that giving is more than donating, it is about making a difference! With this mindset Safari embarked on a journey in 2020 taking hands with Education is our Future (NPO 160407) who is involved in the upliftment of literacy in rural schools. Their mission is to encourage and improve education primarily in township and rural areas, with the goal of developing future leaders for the country. All learners should have a chance at learning, reading, writing and ultimately, communication.

The intervention programmes of this initiative over the past 2 years exceeded our expectations. A culture of "love for the reading word" was established at Umthombo Primary and together we have done an amazing renovation to their library. Safari has also given additional support at Umthombo Primary, repairing leaking roofs and upgrading classrooms to create a stimulating environment for learners. Regular visits from Mothusi and the Denlyn team, where achievers were awarded backpacks and McFlurry vouchers, added many smiles to this beautiful project.

Bud Mbelle Primary: Atteridgeville

The Education is our Future programme was extended to Bud Mbelle Primary School in Atteridgeville in 2022. This school faces many challenges such as accommodating up to 70 learners in some classes with limited space. Safari, in partnership with Education is our Future, established a library for the school in June 2022.

Since the involvement of Safari Investments in the upliftment of Bud Mbelle’s programmes, regular award ceremonies are hosted. Mainstream scholars are invited together with learners on the support program. The children thrive on being acknowledged and these prizes are true motivators. It is wonderful to witness learners who could not read now reading and ready to mainstream.

Bodwa Khuzwayo, a local artist, assisted Safari with beautifying the entrance wall at Bud Mbelle with most of the paint sponsored by Ryobi. Books from the SPCA in Heidelberg were donated to the school’s library.

New Library for JF Kekana Secondary School

Safari staff members joined in and supported “Education is our Future” to beautify the library at JF Kekana Secondary School. This room used to be a workspace for some of the teachers. Ryobi sponsored the paint and Safari arranged for the walls to be painted.

Safari staff members as well as Capital Live Radio station personnel jumped on board on Mandela Day 2023 to fix and paint the furniture and doors of the new library. Lunch were served to the teachers whereafter the CEO of Safari officially opened the new library. The book collection is often expanded by books now frequently donated by Education is our Future and staff members as well as the SPCA in Heidelberg. Safari also donated medals for this school’s Award Ceremony to motivate not only the achievers but also the other scholars.