Thank-you, YOU made a difference!

With another financial year done and dusted for Zeekoegat Primary School Project, I want to take a moment and say Thank you, YOU made a difference!

In my previous newsletter I explained what we were able to raise financially for the year 01 March 2014 till 28 February 2015 and I went on to breakdown for you how we allocated those funds.  The most important role that we as the Trust play is to improve the children’s Education, so 63% of our funds are spent on additional educators.  Our Feeding Scheme is also crucial as a Hungry & Mal-nourished child can’t learn, 13% is spent on ensuring balanced healthy meals.  The rest can be broken down into the following:

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Zeekoegat Primary School Trust – Annual Report February 2015

With the Zeekoegat Primary School Project we strive to change the lives of disadvantaged children from the farming district of Welgeluk and Volmoed – Oudtshoorn – Western Cape – South Africa.

The support financially that Zeekoegat Primary receives from Government to run a school, just simply is not enough and we face many challenges due to poverty within these farming communities.  

Financial Standing – Donations vs Expenditure

 Annual Report February 2015

 Our Project Room at Safari Ostrich Farm has helped us in raising R149’806.85 for March 2014 – February 2015

To each and every client and company that donated to our project, Thank-you.

 Our expenses for this period has been R177’811.95 and we therefore had to dip into our savings with an additional R27’337.84

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ZEEKOEGAT PROJECT – CONSTITUTION

28 November 2014 – Amended for NPO 093-185

The purpose of our Trust is to build a new school for Zeekoegat Primary and The Little Hippo Play School and work on a holistic Social Upliftment Program.  We intend doing this with the approval and backing of the Western Cape Department of Education and the NDA & DSD.  We will be launching various Fund Raising Initiatives over the next few years and indefinitely, in order to build a new school and provide for basic needs of the children and community.  We amend the Zeekoegat Project Constitution to include our new Play School: The Little Hippo Play School/Die Kleine Zeekoe Speel Skool. (more…)

 

Newsletter November 2014 

Another year is almost at an end…

2014 has been a year full of changes and challenges, we decided after 10 years running this project that we needed to relook our goals and face up to a few big challenges.  The project started as a personal project that was inspired by a Tour Guide Stephen Menzies.  Not too long into the project, the owners of Safari Ostrich Farm for whom I work, found out what I was spending my extra time on and were so impressed, that they decided to not only back me 100% and that Safari Ostrich Farm as a Private Company would adopt this project and give it the necessary support and exposure that it would need if we wanted to raise significant funds.  Safari Ostrich Farm’s owners feel strongly about Education and its importance in all our future’s and most importantly in these children’s futures.  Please read our Newsletter November 2014. (more…)

 

Newsletter September 2014

I would like to say a BIG THANK-YOU to all of you that have donated in the last few weeks, in particular we received a few big donations that I would like to single out in our Newsletter September 2014. (more…)

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