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    Berluda Farmhouse and Cottages

    Project #1

    Happy Feet Preschool is located in the rural area of Oudtshoorn, in the Little Karoo. The preschool serves about 90 children from newborns through 6 years old who are fortunate enough to have the opportunity to attend the center. At Vreugdevoetjies (Happy Feet), we provide a safe haven where they receive not only daily meals, but love, care, and education as well. Berluda Farmhouse and Cottages sponsors the children’s transport to and from the creche daily.

    Project #2

    De Jager Primary School located in our community serves about 140 children from ages 7 through 13 years old. These children typically come from very unprivileged homes in the area. Here we also like to extend a helping hand, especially with extracurricular activities like sports and music.

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of May 14, 2024
    Note: Location is approximated. If you see a lodging that is misplaced or missing, please contact us .
    Berluda Farmhouse and Cottages

    Listed on this page are the specific needs requested by the community project(s) so you can choose exactly what to pack for a purpose and express your gratitude to the local community with the supplies you take them. If you prefer, you may reach out directly to them to inquire about items which may be available for purchase locally. Arranging visits to community projects is beyond the scope of our mission. If you wish to visit a project, contact the participant and they can let you know what is possible.

    Candy and balloons are not on the needs list as they are harmful for the children and the environment for the following reasons:
    • Few of the children benefiting from these projects have access to toothpaste, toothbrushes, or a dentist. The candy promotes cavities.
    • The balloons once they become deflated are a choking hazard for local wildlife.

    Instead of taking candy or balloons, use that space for additional requested supplies, as they are priceless.