Our Excursion Fund was put together to treat underprivileged children to educational and enjoyable excursions to various well- and lesser-known South African landmarks. These excursions are designed to enrich the children’s lives with fun, entertainment, excitement, and opportunity. Using this strategy, they can learn new things about the world they live in – bringing them closer to a better future – and have fun at the same time.
We believe that it is essential for these children to learn about the things that walk and talk outside of human society.
Over the years, we’ve taken over 800 children to various destinations in SA, mostly in Gauteng.
One of largest projects we’ve embarked on involved taking numerous children from three different homes to the ATKV Illovo Beach in Durban for a period of five days. All accommodation, food, and refreshments was paid for. In addition, the children were treated to daily outings to destinations such as the Sugar Terminal, Sharks Board, and Croc World, among others. To date, this is our biggest excursion-based achievement.
In addition, we have taken various children from the homes we support to the following popular destinations, over the last ten years: Constitutional Hill, Gold Reef City Theme Park, Lanseria Lion Park, Lory Park Animal & Owl Sanctuary in Midrand, The Apartheid Museum, The Cradle of Humankind, The Johannesburg Zoo, The Nelson Mandela Family Museum, The Origin Centre in Braamfontein, The Pretoria Zoo, The Steam Train, The Van Galen Cheese Farm in Magaliesburg, The Wonder Cave in Kromdraai, and The Youth for Christ Centre in Magaliesburg.
We normally get a quotation for entrance fees, food, gifts/souvenirs, and other requirements for each trip in advance so that we may calculate the cost per child.
Of course, we rely on the private sector to help us with the necessary funding in order to treat the children on these trips and excursions. We will be more than grateful for your kind assistance. If you’re interested in making a financial contribution to this cause, please get in touch with us.
As always, you’ll benefit in terms of a tax rebate for your kind contribution, and in terms of BEE if your business contributes to this Fund.