We would like to provide you with an update about the progress of the schools project you supported by purchasing drawings and t-shirts with Thandi and Tlalamba’s image.
We had hoped to complete this project in September but unfortunately it is taking a bit longer than expected. The computers and TVs have been purchased and will start making their way to Dixie and Utha soon. They are expected to arrive in Hoedspruit on Monday, October 15th and we will then officially be handed over to the schools later that week.
The internet connection of the school in Utha, which WildEarth will install to make sure the children can make full use of the PCs and TVs, is proving to be more complicated than we expected. There is a line of high trees that is making a direct link from the school to Gowrie repeater impossible. We are working around this by creating a second link through the village and expect to have this up and running by the time the new devices arrive.
Of course the hand-over and first viewing will be filmed and shared with all of you so you can see the difference your support made to these children.