Approximately 10 kilometers from Bushmans Kloof is the Elizabethfontein Primary School. This boarding school houses 230 children from the thirty farms.
Their dance troupe, the BETJIES, has become a famous attraction in the region. Academically, the school sets out to equip its children with practical skills to ensure a future and self-employment.
Entrepreneurship is actively cultivated in an effort to uplift the community, through the “Business Ventures” project which teaches children how to start a business.
Elizabethfontein prides itself as a school that is actively involved in nature conservation, and is a “Work For Water” school in the Western Cape.
The children are also instrumental in the “Clanwilliam Ceder Tree Project” and participate in the annual seed and tree planting ceremony, which is hosted at Bushmans Kloof.
Bushman Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Retreat proudly supports the Elizabethfontein Primary School, helping wherever and whenever we are able to involve its children.
General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Chalk, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Protractors, and Rulers
(English and Afrikaans) Dictionaries
(English and Afrikaans) Alphabet and Word
(English and Afrikaans) World Maps
(English and Afrikaans) Age Appropriate Story Books
Craft Scissors and Watercolor Brushes and Paints
Chess Sets, Puzzles, and Scrabble
Castanets, Cymbals, Maracas, Recorders, Tambourines, Triangles, and Xylophones
Frisbees, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, and Tennis Balls
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.