Nourish Nonprofit Organisation

Brett Horley Safaris has fostered an ongoing relationship with Nourish, a nonprofit organisation focused on upliftment programs in South Africa’s Limpopo and Mpumalanga provinces, which provide a home to the Kruger National Park and surrounding private game reserves. These areas are surrounded by traditional villages, housing families and communities of people that benefit from the projects pioneered by Nourish.

“Projects are focused on being holistic and assisting both the earth and the community, giving people and companies a chance to ‘give back’. Nourish is all about involving communities in their own upliftment and encouraging active engagement, education and entrepreneurship!”

As a part of Brett Horley Safaris’ social responsibility, we have developed a relationship with Nourish through which we contribute to the various community projects on the go. Focusing on the support of children in the communities, Nourish has facilitated healthcare and nutrition through education, building of vegetable gardens, clean water supply, the provision of warm meals, planting of trees, and the organisation of donation networks.

Our shared environment with both people and wildlife needs to be looked after very carefully, and without education and understanding, we can not expect to progress and live in harmony. When communities benefit from the presence of wildlife (i.e. when income generated from the safari industry contributes to the people), we can work on conserving the planet’s unique and essential ecosystems that house some of our most sought after wildlife species. Through Nourish, Brett Horley Safaris aims to connect guests with Africa as a whole; contributing to both human and environmental elements of this beautiful continent.

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Nourish launches Kidz Eco Camp

Nourish launches Kidz Eco Camp

Nourish’s first Kidz Eco Camp took place in September, inviting six children from the Nourish schooling programme to spend three nights at the new campsite at the Eco Village in the Greater Kruger community. The focus was on environmental education, and giving the campers the chance to spend quality time learning about and experiencing elements of the natural world and conservation, and the Nourish team the chance to spend one-on-one time with these six learners.

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Easy ways you can help us support Nourish

Easy ways you can help us support Nourish

These are the easy ways you can help Brett Horley Safaris support Nourish’s projects aimed at integrating people living in the Greater Kruger buffer zone communities with local tourism. This is integral to achieving the goals of ecotourism and filtering the economic benefits of tourism through to the less developed, impoverished areas of South Africa. Our guests automatically form part of this cycle just by booking their safari with us, but for those who wish to do more and make a personal contribution to Nourish, these are the budget-friendly ways to do so. 

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Teaching sustainable farming & providing nutritious meals for crèche kids

Teaching sustainable farming & providing nutritious meals for crèche kids

Nourish‘s sustainable farming projects are so important not only for providing daily food security for the 34 children at the preschool plus Nourish volunteers and staff, but it teaches farming skills that will benefit children in the long-run.

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Responsible cultural tourism opportunities

Responsible cultural tourism opportunities

Nourish is focused on connecting communities to conservation through education, agriculture, and tourism. We at Brett Horley Safaris share the belief that local communities bordering the greater Kruger National Park should benefit from tourism and income generated from tourism in the area. We also believe that the local, indigenous culture should be celebrated and showcased. After all, so much of what makes South Africa special is not only in its landscapes and wildlife, but also in its people. 

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“Growing” a better future at Nourish

“Growing” a better future at Nourish

Nourish recently turned a focus to its sustainable food farming practice and permaculture garden where they grow healthy organic veggies for the Nourish feeding scheme. All produce goes to feeding the ±100 toddlers, children and staff that call Nourish home every day.

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Green Kidz Field Trip to C.A.R.E Primate Sanctuary

Green Kidz Field Trip to C.A.R.E Primate Sanctuary

Another reason to love and support Nourish – a local nonprofit organisation dedicated to creating and implementing sustainable solutions to poverty, wildlife crime, and environmental impact – is their Green Kidz field trips. This time, the team took local children to a primate sanctuary nearby to help them change their perspective on baboons in particular.

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Nourish animal outreach dips, de-worms & sterilises dogs in Acornhoek

Nourish animal outreach dips, de-worms & sterilises dogs in Acornhoek

Nourish’s animal outreach is in full force, working weekly in the local village to dip and de-worm dogs, and take them to be sterilised. The equally important task is one of teaching children animal kindness, which has been a strong focus of the outreach programme. With the guidance of the team, kids spent time walking the dogs at Nourish, and giving them a bath! For the children this experience spending time with animals and caring for their wellbeing was something new, and through these interactions, kindness towards animals is taught. 

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Seamstress Ivy sews reusable sanitary pads for Black Mamba APU

Seamstress Ivy sews reusable sanitary pads for Black Mamba APU

Nourish’s sewing project is run by Ivy, a physically disabled seamstress from a village in Acornhoek, and as part of a sustainable initiative, Ivy has been sewing eco-friendly, reusable sanitary pads to give women access to feminine hygiene products when they don’t otherwise have the funds or means. This is about pride and empowerment. Recently the The Black Mambas all-female anti-poaching unit paid a visit to Nourish and met Ivy who had a selection of these hand-made products to give to the women who spend their working lives deep in the bush to keep watch on endangered wildlife.

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Crèche Graduation & Trash-ion Show at Nourish NPO

Crèche Graduation & Trash-ion Show at Nourish NPO

Many of you know that we support Nourish in their goal to grow resilient communities and foster opportunities for entrepreneurship and income generation in areas surrounding the Greater Kruger Park. The beginning of the year meant the beginning of a school career for many children who started at Nourish crèche, while last year’s class donned new uniforms and graduated to Grade R. Take a look at these photos of 2018’s graduation and the “Trash-ion Show” from the team at Nourish who are creating educational opportunities through the support and donations of individuals and local businesses.

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