At the beginning of December last year, three magical days were spent in the Cederberg with 15 dedicated earthchildren and The Cape Leopard Trust for the Earthchild Project Hiking Club camp. There may have been rain and the odd challenging moment, but that didn’t dampen the spirit of our dedicated hikers who spent their last night sleeping a-top a cave under a billion stars.
Hiking Club Coordinator, Etienne Basson said;
“There was a sense of community the way everyone was engaging and talking, and a whole lot of laughter!
During the weekend I realised with sadness that for most of the kids, this will probably be their only exposure to the magnificence that is the Cederberg and a nature reserve where they can just explore and be kids. With every activity I realised the importance of just being a kid and having the freedom to explore without judgement and consequence.
I also had a sense a pride that Earthchild Project gives these kids the opportunity to be part of the camp and the Hiking Club.To see the change that the year has brought on in the lives of these kids was inspiring and reaffirmed the important work we do.”
Thank you to The Cape Leopard Trust for their support and guidance and to our hiking club volunteers who have been so dedicated over the years.
Don’t forget our Rise Above Challenge :: In 2019 we hope to enable 60 children to join 10 hikes throughout the year. Empowering them to conquer the mountains and challenges they face. Inspiring them to RISE ABOVE! Just R250 provides one child with one hike in 2019. You can make your easy donation at https://www.givengain.com/cc/riseabovechallenge/