funds support resource purchases
Since our last report the Limpopo Project team has been very busy making purchases to aid our wildlife monitoring and anti-poaching efforts. We also have lots of exciting fundraising activities and events being planned before the end of the year.
Thanks to our generous donors and supporters we have been able to raise funds that will go towards purchasing new wildlife monitoring equipment, continuing to assist our Anti Poaching Unit with essential supplies and equipment and improving our community engagement and education programs.
Since our last report, with the funds raised both online and in-country campaigns, GVI has been able to make the following purchases for our monitoring and security projects:
Hyena collar (Aug 2022) - R4,500
Double-swing gate (replacing Spectra Gate) (Aug 2022) - R2,580
TR-4 Receiver with accompanying Rubber Duck Antenna + postage (Aug 2022) - R37,168
Batteries for cellular camera traps AA x80 (Aug 2022) - R3,600
- 2 x Cellular Camera Traps, Solar Panel, Booster Antenna (October 2022) - R15,560
TOTAL = R77,733!!
In progress currently is the planning of our annual Pub Quiz fundraiser, held at Mahlahla Game Lodge with the kind permission of the owner. In the build-up to the Pub Quiz fundraiser, we have an online fundraiser running. With the dedication of our participants’ families and friends, they are going head to head to complete challenges to raise money for our wildlife monitoring and protection funds. So far our online fundraiser has raised $590 with a total target of $1500 (roughly R27,000) These funds will go towards ongoing upgrades to our monitoring equipment, improvements to our community engagement program including increasing our efforts on women's empowerment projects as well as assisting our security team on the reserve with essential repairs to the Anti Poaching Quad Bike that aids the dedicated anti-poaching unit with constant patrols of the fence line.
In addition, The Oaks Colour Run with the teacher and students at Diputhi Primary School will be returning. Our aim is to use funds raised from our Colour Run fundraiser to purchase reading and writing materials, furniture and learning posters for the tutoring room. The room will help tutor those learners that are still struggling with the basics of reading, writing and mathematics before they are pushed forward into high school.
None of this could be possible without the support of both our participants and partners in the field, as well as our alumni, friends, family, and partners all around the world. Despite global challenges and unrest our work and impact in the area have continued to increase, and we can’t wait to see what next year has in store for our program!
From the bottom of our hearts, thank you so much for your continued support and engagement in our projects.
Love from the Limpopo project team