The event was held under the theme, “Enhancing Student Learning through Practical Work”. The inspiration for the donation stemmed from an engagement which took place in 2018 when Standard 7 students from the school attended one of the CCB conservation bush camps. Conducted under the Education, Engagement and Awareness-Raising department, these bush camps are designed to build interest in participants and provide a holistic view of conservation. The Kalkfontein students and their subject teachers in 2018 saw an opportunity to extend the bush camp learning to their school and requested assistance from CCB to do so.
The goats will serve as practical teaching aids for Agriculture students at the school. It is hoped that the two goats are only the start of small stock donations to be made to the school, as there have been additional pledges made by village community members. For CCB, this collaboration serves as a fitting expansion of our Environment and Awareness-Raising programs, and it is encouraging to see communities actively engaging with us this way. Through occasional visits by the FFC team, CCB will continue to have contact with the school and monitor the progress of this initiative. We reciprocate the school management’s gratitude for the donation and hope to nurture a long lasting relationship with them and their students as we continue to work toward promoting coexistence.