African Dream Reaches Out is a division of the company that volunteers its services to local communities and other organisations which are involved in upliftment and development projects in and around the Hoedspruit area.
We have been blessed with a beautiful stable yard and amazing people in our lives and our dream is to share our knowledge and passion and to give back to our community with our time and energy.
Our thanks have to go to the incredible people that dedicate their lives to the various companies that make such a positive difference on so many lives!
Nourish is a South African non-profit organization dedicated to uplifting local communities, promoting social responsibility and encouraging environmental education. Nourish strives to improve the lives of people and the environment.
Their purpose flows from their passion for Africa as our home, from their belief that improving our local communities is an investment in our collective future. In all aspects of this work, they strive to create an environment of encouragement, empowerment, compassion, and mutual respect.
Hoedspruit paws are a non-profit organisation based in the town of Hoedspruit. It is their mission to make a difference to the lives of ordinary pets.
They help find suitable homes for abandoned or unwanted pets, assist with food to those in need, sterilize all dogs and cats that they receive before re-homing, educate with regards to pet care, vaccinations and sterilization… and generally try to improve the lives of animals in and around our community.
Hoedspruit Animal Outreach ... HALO
HALO is a non-profit volunteer organisation dedicated to the upliftment of domestic animal welfare in rural communities around Hoedspruit. They are passionate about dogs, and strive to do as much as possible to make dogs lives better and lessen suffering through medical care, and education to pet owners in the outlying areas around Hoedspruit!
Their motto “together we can make a difference” is the reason why they are so successful as they rely on “adoption” in order to help the individual dogs get the support they need.
John "Our Sponsored Dog"
We were lucky enough to be volunteering with HALO when we found John. She, yes John is a girl, was brought to the project by her owner, Patricia, and she was in such bad condition.
We immediately decided to sponsor John so that we could pay for her medical bills as well as her food and welfare. Huge thank you to HALO for all their work in helping John get a better life!
Making a difference to Isaac's Donkeys
We were invited by Sarah Bergs from Nourish to visit to a local man by the name of Isaac who owns four very sweet donkeys. The donkeys play a huge role in the community by providing transport to the locals and offering village tours to tourists.
During our visit with Isaac and the donkeys, we were very pleased to see that he treated them well and is a very kind and caring man. The problem was that he could not afford decent harnesses or equipment and so the donkeys struggled to do their job and were uncomfortable in the tack they had.
It was our mission to provide Isaac with the necessary equipment to have a successful business and happy donkeys! Thanks to all the African Dream students for organising a huge cake sale to raise the money to make a difference!
Our Special Pony ... Hope
A little pony was left on a farm to fend for herself and unfortunately deterorated to such an extent that her body was emaciated and she had horrific injuries to her legs because of ticks and flies.
Thank goodness an anti-poaching patrol saw her and we managed to bring her to the African Dream stables where we spend many hours giving her medical attention, food and tender loving care.
She is a strong pony and we have named her Hope. She will never be able to be ridden because of the extent of her injuries but she will always have a safe home with us.
We can only HOPE that this story makes people realise that there is so much cruelty & neglect out there and it is up to each and every one of us to take notice … to care … and to make a difference!
Let’s all give assistance & kindness wherever needed & change another life for the better!