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breede sign

“Skills for Life” at the Breede Centre

True to its slogan, “Skills for Life”, The Breede Centre strives to empower unemployed people in the local area with entrepreneurial skills.
breede tools
© 2013 Lisa Scriven | levelle perspectives

Current training includes woodwork, computer skills and needle work, while plans are in place to add gardening, cooking, hairdressing, and other practical courses to the subject list.
Breede shelves
© 2013 Lisa Scriven | levelle perspectives

Skills taught ensure that students are able to produce high-quality, unique goods so that they can be sold in markets where returns are sufficient to enable funding for ongoing training as well as an income for the entrepreneurs themselves.
Breede wooden animals
© 2013 Lettie Irving Wildlife Photography

Pieter Halloway started The Breede Centre after teaching in the local schools for a number of years. This experience made him very familiar with the pressures facing youth in the area. High levels of unemployment lead some youth to drug and alcohol abuse, so Pieter is striving to alleviate this by passing on his skills in maths, woodwork, accounting, and building (among others). Fundamental to his approach is ensuring that people are supported to believe in themselves.
Breede Pieter
© 2013 Lisa Scriven | levelle perspectives

For more information about The Breede Centre, visit www.facebook.com/TheBreedeCentre.

This photo blog was prepared in support of The Expedition Project 2013.


Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary in McGregor

This is surely the best retirement home a donkey could ever wish for! The Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary on the outskirts of McGregor is currently home to 19 of these gentle creatures, each with a different story.
Donkey lettie
© 2013 Lisa Scriven | levelle perspectives

We immediately fell in love with the curiosity and nuzzling of the donkeys who approached us. Others were less inquisitive, which was simply explained by the caretakers as being consistent with “good days” and “bad days” in the life of a donkey.
Donkey eyor
© 2013 Lettie Irving Wildlife Photography

The Donkey Sanctuary not only gives a safe, permanent home to rescued donkeys, but also conducts outreach activities with donkey owners, veterinary support, practitioner workshops, and an education project for school children that has produced resource packs in both English and Afrikaans.
Donkey jennifer
© 2013 Lisa Scriven | levelle perspectives

If you would like to visit the Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary, they’ll be moving to their larger property just 4 kms outside of McGregor where you’ll find them before the end of 2013. Donations and adoptions are also possible: visit www.donkeysanctuary.co.za for more details.
Donkey roger
© 2013 Lisa Scriven | levelle perspectives
Donkey teeth
Quick Ass Fact: The age of a donkey is determined by the growth pattern of its teeth! :)

This photo blog was prepared in support of, The Expedition Project 2013.