Clothing a Village

By |2013-01-24T13:01:07+00:00Sep 28th, 2011|Foundation Blogs|

The Bonvallet’s registered their charity, Helping Hands, Touching Hearts for 501C3 charity status in 2010 and did lots of fundraising through their church and community in Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA. Their second trip to Massingir Velho and Machampane in Parque Nacional do Limpopo was planned for September 2011. While planning for the trip, Sidney and [...]

Moving on up now at !Xaus

By |2012-12-04T10:35:58+00:00Jan 3rd, 2011|Foundation Blogs|

TFPD Foundation is interested in training and preparing community members to work at the community owned lodges that Transfrontier Parks Destinations manage. To this end, when any of our staff members shows ability and interest, we train them further and promote them into more responsible positions.  This allows another community member to take up work in [...]

A Wilderness Experience for Tour Operators

By |2019-10-23T11:31:24+00:00May 5th, 2010|Foundation Blogs|

Five American tour operators, Karina Trotman, Kathy Lamb, Kristina Trowbridge, Mallory Corbett and Carol Stadelbacher were taken on a special pre-Indaba education tour to !Xaus Lodge in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park and Machampane Tented Camp in the Parque Nacional do Limpopo.  The trip allowed the ladies to experience the lodges, understand the logistics necessary to [...]

Helping Hands at Massingir Velho Village

By |2019-10-23T11:31:27+00:00Jan 27th, 2010|Foundation Blogs|

Sidney Bonvallet, who is in her 70s now, and hails from Midwestern USA, always wanted to be in the Peace Corps.  Due  to family and work commitments she was not able to do this in her youth.  Sidney with her husband Wayne and daughter CJ, set up the charity Helping Hands, Touching Hearts to work [...]

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