The School of Hope is a place of learning where we value HOPE FAMILY TRANSFORMATION RESPONSIBILITY AND GIVING. We are education-junkies, sold out to breaking the cycle of crime, poverty and unemployment by giving every person the chance to complete their education. There is nothing more important that we can do for South Africa today!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

On Safari!

Thirty learners and staff were treated a five-star safari at Buffelsfontein on the West Coast, care of Be a Blessing.

Be a Blessing exists to give young people the opportunity to experience 4X4 adventure outings. This year they organized a truly remarkable safari experience for our learners on Buffelsfontein farm.

The learners had the following to say:

Asheeqah Brown (Grade 10): I had an amazing experience on the trip. It’s not every day that we get such great opportunity to see the animals out there, to know what they eat where they live and what species they belong to. I wouldn’t mind going on another trip like that again because it was awesome!

Ashton Groove (Grade 8): It was very nice to see Rhinos and Ostriches, also Buffalos and Red Lions and to drive past the Cheetah.   We also saw the Zebras Springbok and the Wildcat. There were a lot of wild animals.

Nawaal Hanslow (Grade 9): The Be a Blessing trip was amazing, I really enjoyed it. It was an opportunity for me to see animals; the tour guide explained at each stop about their habitat and uniqueness. I would like to go with my family one day .

Morgan Martins (Grade 11): What I learned on the Be a Blessing trip is that so many animals are endangered, particularly the Rhinos, who are being killed for their horns, which can gradually lead to their extinction. But most of all, I learnt that animals in their wild are special in their own ways.
Siphesihle Mzukwa (Grade 11): We learnt about things we didn’t know about. Things like Rhino poaching and how the nature reserves work. After the trip I thought about studying Nature Conservation. I am thankful and grateful to the people who offered us with this kind of opportunity.

Be a Blessing relies on sponsors to put together trips like these. The Buffelsfontein safari was made possible by owner Paul Loubser who put his farm and game viewing vehicles at our disposal. Arora Superspar and their manager Odette, took care of our learners and staff throughout the day. As usual, a satisfying lunch was served.

El Josa bus service sponsored the transport to Buffelsfontein, and the Be a Blessing drivers were generous with their time and hospitality.

Thank you Kobus Meyer and Be a Blessing. You certainly live up to your name.

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