Every year, the standard four learners at Matshwane Primary School in Maun, are taken on a Botswana excursion on an adventure to experience our beautiful Botswana. This year, we were thrilled to facilitate and host their annual trip at Leroo La Tau in order for the class to partake in a cultural exchange with the Khumaga Primary School, located in the Khumaga village near Leroo La Tau.
We work closely with the Khumaga village, where many of our Leroo La Tau staff come from. With education being a core focus of the Desert &Delta Safaris philosophy, Desert & Delta Safaris is actively involved with the primary school located in this beautiful little village. Guests staying at the lodge are all offered village visits which often includes a visit to the school to meet the students and the principle, Mrs Melidah Maseelane.
For the standard four learners of Matshwane Primary School this visit was a chance to gain insight and an understanding into the lives of the standard four students from Khumaga Primary. The day started off with a classroom session in which both sets of students sang songs to each other, partook in a spelling contest and learnt a little bit more about each other other. After the class, the students all went outside to mingle and play together, where they made new friends and lifelong memories. The teacher’s experssions said it all at the end of the cultural exchange with smiles as wide as the Boteti River at the love being shared between their students.
After some heartfelt farewells, the Matshwane students departed for Leroo La Tau, where we hosted them for the night. Here the fun continued with the swimming pool being the location of many water fights and games. An afternoon boat cruise offered the children the opportunity to experience the natural beauty of the region – a first time safari for many of the children. On the sightings list was some exciting species such as hippo, elephant, kudu and lion! With the sun setting, the day ended with a bush dinner where African folk stories where shared around the camp fire, the perfect end to an eventful school outing.
Affording the children of Matshwane Primary and Khumaga Primary the opportunity to share a day together was a pleasure and a joy to be a part of. Thank you to everyone involved who made this day so special.
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