After 23 years of democracy, South Africa has made progress in establishing more equal opportunities, but widespread poverty, inequality, and unemployment remain. Having witnessed first hand the difference that locally funded projects can make, and with a desire to do more, Rhumveld and Roux Pecans have set up a registered Non-Profit Company in South Africa to further this work and uplift the access and quality of education in the local area.
Roux Pecans & RWK
Roux Pecans lies in an extremely remote desert region in South Africa. For our farming community, access to schooling is difficult in terms of the daily distances children need to travel, and even once at school, the resources available to these children are poor.
Year-on-year, government spending on rural farm schools appears to be diminishing, and it’s often the case that those funds never even arrive, with the result that the communities most in need of education, are left in a cycle of hopelessness and degradation.
To this end, for the past two years Rhumveld and Roux Pecans have worked together to build on the long and close relationship they have with the community by collaborating to find practical solutions that can assist the local farm school in Witput and thus give these students a better chance.
This joint effort began with providing assistance to Witput Primary, the local farm school closest to Roux Pecans, in the form of funding for basic school supplies such as crayons, pencils and paper, as well as funding and project management for the upgrade of dilapidated school buildings.
Big skies Foundation
Having witnessed first hand the difference that locally funded projects can make, and with a desire to do more, Rhumveld and Roux Pecans have set up a registered Non-Profit Company in South Africa to further this work and uplift the access and quality of education in the local area.
Big Skies Foundation is the result of this shared vision between Roux Pecans and Rhumveld; With a sustained and clear goal to help realise the educational dreams and desires of the community where the Roux family live, this mechanism focuses funds towards building on the work that has already been done for Witput Primary School, while at the same time setting sights on more meaningful and enduring initiatives such as creating a pipeline of funds for bursaries, training teachers, and the further general improvement of education in the local community.