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Reaching out to the communities

To be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others. - Nelson Mandela

The esiDulini Community Trust is a non-profit organisation reaching out to the communities surrounding the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. Dulini Private Game Reserve, is located in a world-renowned wildlife destination. The luxurious lodges and rich game experience offered to guests from around the Globe, are primarily staffed and serviced by people who reside in the neighbouring communities.

About the local

Community

Demographically, these communities rank among the most impoverished in the country. We believe we have a responsibility to extend our hand to our neighbours who live rural lifestyles far from the reach of government spending and service provision. We aim to make a meaningful difference through educational outreach that realises individual potential and community growth.

PROJECTS

PROJECT DIGNITY

It is devastating to think that up to 60% of rural African girls drop out of school because of menstruation and a lack of access to basic sanitary wear leaving them socially, economically, and politically marginalised. Project Dignity is designed to empower pubescent school girls from impoverished, rural backgrounds, to complete their education by equipping them with basic sanitary wear. Statistics show that there are over 4000 female learners of pubescent age in the schools of the 11 villages surrounding the Game Reserve. It is our aim to deliver dignity to every pubescent girl in our area by providing ongoing access to the packs of washable sanitary towels. For a mere ZAR230, just under $20, you can give a girl the dignity to stay in school when puberty sets in.

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PROJECTS

DUMPHRIES DIGITAL LEARNING CENTRE

The esiDulini Community Trust is privileged to support the Dumphries Digital Learning Campus in partnership with the The Good Work Foundation. This is the 4th campus in a cluster of 6 centres in the surrounding community. The campus currently services approximately 400 school-aged learners per week and is the foremost adult skills-training centre in the local rural area. We are extremely proud of the establishment of this digital learning model which offers access to world-class education for local, rural students and scholars. It is the generosity of our guests that enables us to continue our support of the campus and fuels our dream of developing this model in all the rural communities surrounding the Sabi Sand Game Reserve.

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Hlayisekani Nursing Home

The Hlayisekani Nursing Homes offer residential and frail care facilities for vulnerable elderly people in the rural villages of Huntington and Kildare in Mpumalanga. The Hlayisekani Team provides daily 24-hour care for up to 120 permanent residents, with caregiver staff and a professional nurse on duty at all times.

Hlayisekani’s mission is to provide the highest possible quality of care and support to its elderly residents, ensuring that each resident is afforded dignity, comfort and security in the golden years of life.

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We Value Your

Support

Donate

The esiDulini Community Trust values the generous support of our guests. We are grateful to receive contributions which may be made directly into the Trust bank account in the following ways:

Electronic Transfer

Account Name:

esiDulini Community

Trust Reg number:

IT022372/2014 (G) 

Bank:

NedBank 

Account number:

1096537532 

Branch code:

198765 (Business Banking) 

Swift code:

NEDSZAJJ

Please use your name as a reference.

You can be involved
  • Visit our projects: Speak to us about a community tour.
  • Make a contribution
  • Buy from The Safari Shop

The Dulini Curio Shop is dedicated to key fundraising for our outreach work. 50% of profit from Curio Shop sales is directly donated to the esiDulini Community Trust.

Cash or Credit Card Pledge in camp

Your Lodge manager will receive a donation you may like to add to your guest bill.

Thank You for Caring & Making a Difference.


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