How a Karoo farm crèche set up by three friends burgeoned into a transformative social project, uniting farmers and farm labourers.
Dear Dave, I’m writing from Cape Town – rightly dubbed by Sir Francis Drake “the fairest Cape in all the world.” I’ve just visited perhaps the most remarkable project I’ve ever seen, in the fastness of the Hantam Karoo in the Northern Cape. Thirty kilometres from Colesberg, the nearest town, the Hantam Community Education Trust (HCET) has for the last 25 years been a creative, successful and ever-growing labour of love.
This was the beginning of a letter written by Sir Andrew Pocock, British former diplomat and former High Commissioner to Nigeria – now working as secretary to the philanthropic UK-based Beit Trust which funds educational and other projects in Zambia, Zimbabwe and Malawi. Pocock wrote the letter to a colleague.