Visit the local children's home
Greater Kruger, South Africa
Visit The Fold, a non-profit charitable organisation set up to provide a home and teaching for young children in need.
The Fold exists to provide refuge to children in need with their primary vision being to assist children, who have suffered the loss of family, poverty, disease and abuse.
It is located on a farm outside Vaalwater. The children are taught English, but also speak an African language. They are all taught basic skills such as cooking, cleaning, sewing, gardening, taking care of animals. School is up to grade 12, with the possibility of university based on each child’s ability, or vocational training. The plan is to offer Sports/agriculture/animal husbandry/computer skills, etc. It is run by two couples from the United States and is located within a half hour's drive from several large and extremely impoverished communities. The Fold relies totally on donations from the public and is greatly appreciative of support from the local community and from visitors. Pay The Fold a visit and talk to the children and learn about their lives for a very rewarding experience.