Pupils from Lungiso High School enjoyed team-building activities in Tsitsikamma as part of Kouga Wind Farm’s Mzamo wo Moya after-school programme.
Kouga Wind Farm has been driving education as a tool for transformation in the Kouga area, its Mzamo wo Moya (Effort of the Wind) programme forming part of its vision to open up learning opportunities and uplift communities.
Mzamo wo Moya is one of more than R6.5m worth of education and skills development projects funded by the wind farm, which is based in Oyster Bay, since 2015.
Sixty Lungiso High School pupils from Grade 8 to 11 have been benefiting from this dynamic and interactive after-school programme.
It has been implemented since the beginning of September by Lofefe as one of two pilot projects in the Eastern Cape, with the other one at Hankey Senior Secondary School being sponsored by the neighbouring Gibson Bay Wind Farm.
Tried-and-tested methods and activities are used to achieve a balanced programme of academic support, arts, cultural enrichment, recreation and nutrition.
A very excited group of Lungiso High School pupils from Humansdorp attended a spring camp at the Khoisan Village, in the Tsitsikamma area, in September.
The fun-filled activities they enjoyed were a mixed bag of sightseeing, coaching and team-building sessions to challenge old stereotypes, and in the process, help break through limiting beliefs while also building the pupils’ self-esteem and confidence, providing hope for a better future.
For many of the pupils it was their first time at a school camp and they had only good things to say about their experiences.
“I have learnt to communicate with other children, respect my peers and together be as one,” says Siphokuhle Tombe.
Athandile Tshemese adds: “Before the camp I was a person with anger, and now I see so much change in myself. I learnt respect and to share with others.”