Community upliftment and the social care of communities surrounding the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve form an integral part of the Timbavati Foundation’s mandate.
Our choice of projects is based on sustainable priorities and includes:
- Sinking boreholes
- Providing water tanks
- Construction of environmentally friendly toilets
- Construction of netted vegetable gardens and advice on gardening practices and techniques
- Serving organisations that support the elderly, orphans and destitute within our communities
Projects are prioritised after input from the schools we support. Each year we ask the school governing bodies to advise us of their more urgent needs. This urgency and our availability of funds then enables us to decide on the projects for the year ahead
Many of the schools we have teamed up with lack proper water and have disgraceful toilet facilities. To this end we have financed and supervised the sinking and equipping of a number of boreholes. This has been a priority. The capturing of rainwater in bulk tanks is also encouraged and financed wherever practical.
We have also built eco-friendly toilet units at a few schools to replace dysfunctional ones. These are very costly projects and funding has restricted the pace at which we are able to proceed.
The laying on of water has also enabled us to construct and equip netted gardens, where the learners can implement what they have learnt at the school. These gardens are used for supplementing the diets of under-privileged children and their families or for fund raising for the school concerned.
The impact of our work has been far reaching. We believe that there is still more to be done and we need your help to enable us to continue providing these services free of charge to young people and schools. Please consider donating today.
The Nhlayiseko Old Age Home
The Nhlayiseko Old Age Home celebrates The Timbavati Foundation. We assist with the provision of a netted garden, borehole with the accompanying pumps and pipework, ceilings, paint and kitchen utensils.