Over the course of the past three years we have seen the growth of our Foundation reach new heights with our involvement at the Carlisle Bridge Country School. Generated funds, so kindly donated by a number of you, have gone towards numerous projects that have taken a dilapidated school on the banks of the Great Fish River and turned it into a place of learning and fun.
Having completed a number projects related to the infrastructure of the buildings, water supply, electricity, school supplies and security we are moving towards the next phase of development. We know it wont be easy under current Covid-19 conditions but we’re up for getting it done. We have teamed up with Blood Origins and together we will embark on one of the most exciting projects the Foundation has taken on to date.
The importance of education to young people can never be understated, but so too the importance of sport and what a healthy live style does for the development of children.
So WHAT is next?
The kids primarily play both Soccer and Netball at the school. An action soccer field and a couple of netball courts will form the basis of a sports facility. This would allow a dual purpose of the same facility for both girls and boys as well as accommodating two different sports. A supporters stand will be erected too as to create a lovely sense of togetherness in the community and for each team to hear their supporters loud and clear.
HOW will we do it?
The old timers and farmers in our region were big tennis players in their hay day and grass courts were obviously out of the question with the scarcity of water. Cement courts were not an option due to the associated costs so they built clay courts similar to the tennis courts the French Open is played on today. But these settlers were ingenious and discovered that the millions of termite mounds littered across our country side contained just the right amount of “binding agent” from the termites saliva when building their mounds. When old mounds which had been opened and eaten by the Aardvark of the area were no longer active with termites, they would collect them and then crush them and role those mounds with heavy rollers into a fantastic clay court surface. We intend to do exactly the same thing at the school. It’s a proven formula that requires very little maintenance and lasts forever.
Let’s do it like only HUNTERS can!
Apart from the obvious and our responsibility towards our local community, it’s about who we are as hunters. It’s what we as hunters stand for. We hunt sustainably and now we will harvest the old termite mounds sustainably, and in the process we will provide something unique for the kids of our community in a cost effective long-lasting manner.
Want to HELP and get INVOLVED?
The entire project will cost US $16 000 and will span over 3 weeks from start to finish. A team who specializes in similar projects throughout South Africa will be coming in to do the work and assist our team on the ground. Blood Origins will document and film the entire project to share with millions around the world as to highlight the good hunters do for the local communities in and around hunting areas annually.
This project will give the kids a facility like they would never have imagined in their wildest dreams, but it will give us as hunters something as important to take away. It’s time for the truth to be heard about hunters and our efforts.
Let us know if you’d like to donate towards this cause. No matter how big or small your donation – $16 000 is our goal we’re trying to reach!
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Contact us today for more information on our Foundation and feel free to mail Carl directly on firstname.lastname@example.org with your specific questions.