Last year Elephant’s Eye, Hwange introduced our Sponsorship Pledge, a pledge to sponsor a full year’s school fees for a child at Dingani Primary for every guest who stays 3 nights or more at Elephant’s Eye, Hwange. We are excited to announce that we will be extending this pledge for another year! In rural Zimbabwe, one of the biggest obstacles to a child’s education is the lack of resources. Families survive on as little as $2 a day and often struggle to make ends meet. After covering the basics such as food and shelter, there simply isn’t enough money at the end of the month to pay for school fees. We believe that education is one of the most important tools that can be used to break the cycle of poverty. The Grow Africa Foundation and Hideaways, with the help of our guests, are making this disruption possible. With our Sponsorship Pledge, guests who choose the lodge for their safari holiday will play a vital role in ensuring a positive future for a member of our community and it requires practically no effort on their part. Since 2015, when the Grow Africa Foundation started supporting Dingani the pass rate leaving primary school has increased from 3% to 26%. Hideaways is now sponsoring in excess of 35 children and aiming to increase this again in 2020. Of course, if guests wish to get involved in further initiatives, they are more than welcome to do so. It’s how we make travel more meaningful.
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