Back to school Backpacks at Phumula Village
Before the new school term – Backpacks and a stationery set were handed out to all school going children between the ages of 6 to 18 years in Phumula – by Eucaforest staff members. This initiative demonstrated the Company’s emphasis on learning, providing a further step to reach out to the children in this area.
St. Andrews Primary School
Many of the children living in Phumula attend the nearby St Andrews Primary School, a government run school. With extensive needs, this school offers an opportunity for the Eucaforest Development Trust to assist both the learners directly, as well as the structure of the school itself.
The school has 140 pupils, five teachers and three support staff. Eucaforest recognizes these children represent the future – and seeks to significantly increase the quality of the learning for each child represented.
Vegetable Gardens in Phumula
Eucaforest worked with a network of privately led upliftment efforts, together with the Phumula community, to plant self sustaining vegetable gardens that can provide a financial income to each family. Training for this included a demonstration of the steps of planting a vegetable garden: digging holes, filing holes with compost, planting seedlings, and then protecting the seedlings from drought, birds and grazing livestock.