SAFARI CLUB INTERNATIONAL
Northeast Wisconsin Chapter

     One of the characteristics of the South African Bushveld is the large number of farm schools that you literally find behind almost every second bush. These schools make education available to children who would otherwise not have had the opportunity to study, but unfortunately they are also often under-equipped.

 

The Bushveld is also known for its large number of game farms. Local outfitters who cater for the international market are usually also members of Safari Club International (SCI). Safari Club International recognized the need of these under- privileged schools and recently resolved to plough back something into the community of their clients.

 

Mr. Christo Carstens of Amber Adventures acted as the agent for the first project to donate supplies to a local school. He contacted the Waterberg District office of the Department of Education with the proposal from SCI. The Department has identified the Makilaka School on the farm of Mr. Harry Pretorius. The school was visited by Mr. Lyle Hartman of Northeast Wisconsin Chapter of SCI and Mr. Christo Carstens on July 16, 2008 to hand over the donation. Stationery such as exam pads, calculators, pens and pencils, dictionaries and lots of much-needed equipment were donated. Also included in this wonderful gift parcel was basic hygienic stuff such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap etc. for the learners.

 

The community would like to thank Safari Club International for their generous contribution in the uplifting of our people.

 

For more information and a detailed list of needed items contact: Betsy Wandtke at 715-340-2044 or email Betsy at BetsyWandtke@gmail.com

 

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