Our Children Need Your HelpZeekoegat Primary School Project
The Zeekoegat Primary School Project (Western Cape Charity) is a charity set up in Oudtshoorn, Western Cape, South Africa with the mission to assist the children of a local rural school to have access to a better education and all the opportunities that children deserve.
Who We Are
Zeekoegat Primary School Trust consists of Businesses and Individuals who strongly and passionately believe in education. We feel that it is our responsibility within our farming community to try and make a difference to the quality of education that our community’s children are receiving. As Nelson Mandela said: “Education is the most powerful weapon which we can use to change the world.”
What We Do
Whilst we as the Zeekoegat Primary School Trust are grateful for the funding provided by the Government for education, it is far too little, especially in low-income coummunities such as ours. The Education Grant is no more than R20 per child per day, whereas Prisoners are getting more than R300 per day. Hence NPO’s such as ours are needed to somehow attempt to rectify this gross imbalance.
Our Children Need Your Help!
Zeekoegat Primary School Trust has over the years been assisting the school with the shortfall between what they need to run this school and what the Department of Education is able to provide. With the Zeekoegat Primary School Project we strive to change the lives of these disadvantaged children, but we cannot do this without the continued help of donations.
Some of our classes have been transformed by your charitable donations. Thank you!
We Need Your Help
What Our Children Need
Zeekoegat Primary School Project is a charity set up in Oudtshoorn, Western Cape, South Africa and without your help & donations, our children can’t have access to a better education and all the opportunities that children deserve.
In the Klein Karoo we have extremely hot summers & bitterly cold winters and our children need proper clothes and shoes to protect them from the elements and ensure that they are able to focus on learning.
We are supporting a Feeding Scheme in the school, that feeds 140 children – Breakfast and Lunch (for many their ONLY food of the day is at school). We need to boost the range and quality of the food to have a direct benefit on improving their concentration levels and overall health.
100% Goes To The Children
” Every single cent that gets donated goes 100% towards the children and all additional fees, such as administration fees, gets paid for by Safari Ostrich Show Farm. This ensures that our children get the maximum benefit from your donation. “
– Trust Auditor
Help Our Children
We are a registered Non Profit Organisation with registration number 093-185-NPO. The continued success and future for these children lays in the hands of you our benefactors. If you want to make a tangible difference to a child’s life and contribute to a brighter and better future, you can believe that a donation to assist our fund will achieve exactly that.
View Our Annual Statements
At our nonprofit organization we believe in due diligence and transparency. That is why we have have an open book policy on our financial statements. Our financial statements are audited and available on request at Acker & Maloney Inc. Chartered Accountants (SA).
These partners have been instrumental over the years in creating the trust and nonprofit organization, as well as providing continuous support to our children in need.
Stephen Menzies initiated the Trust when he realised the immense need of these children. As a tour guide, he brings tourists from the Netherlands and they have contributed significantly to bettering our children’s circumstances and education.
Safari Ostrich Farm has financially assisted in all the Set-up Costs for the Project and the owners of Safari have made extensive donations in their personal capacities.
The Potgieter Family, Paula & Hendrik, donated the land for the building of a New School and also through their guests, donated generously.
Apart from their time, Ockie & Engela Olivier of the nearby Welgeluk Farm has provided a lot of valuable contributions over the years in their personal capacity.