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    Blankets
    June 18, 2022
    A very welcome gift of nice, warm blankets for the cold winter months from June to September.
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    Bracelet
    May 18, 2022
    An elderly is busy making a bracelet, one of the many activities that can be done at the centre.
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    New building
    February 18, 2022
    We are excited about the development of the new building for elderly who don't have a house of who are not safe at the place where they live.
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    Christmas 2021
    December 18, 2021
    Thanks to lots of contributions in food and money the year ended happily with a festive Christmas lunch and a Christmas parcel for all 136 elderly.
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    Thanks
    August 11, 2021
    A great thank you to Belmond Safaris, Dumela Botswana, People's Tree, Safari Destinations and Shariff, who donated blankets and clothes to help the elderly through these very cold winter months.
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    Gabamocha
    May 26, 2021
    Thank you so much Robyn and Gareth form Walk Botswana Safaris for sponsoring nutri porridge for the elderly in Gabamocha. Due to the high water levels, it was quite an adventure for the Polokong volunteers to deliver the porridge!
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    Re-opening of the centre
    May 12, 2021
    The day care centre is open again. We are all so delighted!!!
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    The first tree
    April 12, 2021
    Petra Strydom form Blue Butterfly has donated trees and also plants them for free!  It will take some time, but one day the elderly will sit in the shade of this morula tree.
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    First Aid training
    March 6, 2021
    Thank you so much, management team, training and HR department of Okavango Air Rescue for the free first aid training you gave the Polokong volunteers. What a wonderful gift. And thank you Hilary from Hilary's Coffeeshop for the free cakes to keep everybody going.
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    Water system
    February 28, 2021
    We are very happy with the new water system. Although the centre is closed again, (to protect the elderly who are particularly vulnerable for corona), having our own water makes a huge difference. Therefore a VERY BIG THANK YOU to our beneficiaries: - Clive Torre for assistance in drilling a borehole - Northern Electrical for assistance in borehole casings - Gert Myburg at Northern Building for Supplies for steel for gutters - Mike Olivier at Buy and Build for can crusher - Jabu at Wall and All for installing gutters - Our Kalahari Madala (James Alexander) for a jojo tank - Water Africa for installation of jojo tanks - All who donated money and 3 extra jojo tanks
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    Happy new year
    January 3, 2021
    The Christmas lunch for the elderly was a happy ending of a difficult year. The new year started with a lovely shower, a real blessing for 2021.
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    The centre is open again!
    November 29, 2020
    The elderly are very happy to be at their "home" again and do activities. It takes a little time to get used to wearing a face mask, though.
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    Borehole at day care centre
    November 2, 2020
    If all goes well, we will soon have a borehole at the day care centre. Glen James is donating a solar pump with complete setup and installation, Clive Torre is kindly drilling the borehole that will supply the water. Ron Crous, the initiator of this waterproject makes these amazing benches. The frame is aluminium from waste materials. The proceeds he donates to Polokong. You are the best, guys!
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    Winter
    July 31, 2020
    June and July were exceptionally cold this year. Luckily we received lots of blankets, so all the elderly could keep warm. A big thanks to all who contributed.
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    Food drive during lock down
    May 27, 2020
    During the lock down period from 2 April till 20 May, the food drive continued, despite permit challenges. A big thank you to the Safari's Destination bus, with driver OB from Travel for Impact and of course the Polokong team: Tsotlhe Dijoh, Peggy Keiphetlhetswe, Thapelo Mooketsi and Naledi Seitsang.
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    Closure of the centre
    March 22, 2020
    Regretfully Polokong Centre for the Elderly has been closed with immediate effect. The reason is that the elderly can't come to the centre anymore, as they can't maintain a distance of 1-2 meter during traveling to and from the centre. We will maintain the daily food drive though, to ensure that the most needy elderly will not go hungry.
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    Delta Physio & Pilates helps the elderly
    March 21, 2020
    Thank you so much, Lindsay Drager from Delta Physio & Pilates for helping the Polokong elderly to keep fit, without charging anything.
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    Activities
    March 2, 2020
    One of the favourite activities at the centre is a ball game. The ball has a bell inside, so also visually disabled elderly can participate.
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    Gift from Protestant Church Neede
    February 21, 2020
    Thank you so much, community of the Protestant Church Neede, for your gift. We used the money to buy materials and games especially designed for visual handicapped elderly.
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    Preparing meals
    January 21, 2020
    Busy preparing meals for the elderly.
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    First day at the Centre
    November 26, 2019
    Yes, it truly happened!!! Today we welcomed the first elderly at the day care centre. It was wonderful to see them getting familiar with the place and enjoy each others company.
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    Food drive by Safari Destinations
    November 23, 2019
    Two members of the amazing team of Safari Destinations collecting food for the Christmas hampers for the destitute elderly. And the result... a table full of food given by you, wonderful people of Maun. Thank you all so much.
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    Painting of the day care centre
    September 24, 2019
    What a wonderful, amazing and lovely day! We had close to 60 people helping with the painting of the day care centre, representing 21 different companies. Paint, food, drinks and water were also in large quantities donated by various companies. To top it all up, 7 elderly joined us. To our great pleasure, one of them also did a little painting.
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    Visitors
    September 23, 2019
    It is always great to have visitors who are interested in meeting the elderly. 
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    Shofar Christian Church Voluteers
    August 20, 2019
    Thank you, volunteers from Shofar Christian Church for visiting the elderly and assisting with cooking and cleaning. Thank you also for your gift of a Bible in Setswana.
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    Laundry by Bubble Laundry
    July 13, 2019
    Thank you so much, Dorah Patrick from Bubble Laundry, for doing the washing for some of our elderly. What an amazing service!
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    Safari Destinations Donates Blankets and Shoes
    June 21, 2019
    Thank you, Safari Destinations, for donating blankets and shoes! This is so welcome in the cold wintermonths.
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    Desert & Delta Safaris Gifts
    April 22, 2019
    Thank you so much, Desert & Delta Safaris for your gift of linen for the day care centre.
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    Elderly Christmas Parcels
    December 22, 2018
    Enough food came in to give all the elderly a Christmas parcel. Thank you, Safari Destinations, for organising this wonderful food drive and thank you, people of Maun for all the food you donated.
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    Project Building Progress
    October 23, 2018
    Yes, the roof is on!!!
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    The Winter Cold
    June 20, 2018
    The cold winter has arrived. Thanks to a very kind lady, many elderly will have warm feet and thanks to Safari Destinations, elderly also received blankets and pillows.
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    Christmas Lunch
    December 22, 2017
    We had a lovely Christmas lunch. The elderly enjoyed the wonderful food and also each others company: "You can bring me here any day, so I can meet my friends". All made possible by an amazing number of volunteers.
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    Another amazing month
    October 23, 2017
    Through Travel for Impact we 6 received trunks in which the elderly can safely keep their belongings and from the Selebi Phikwe Rotary Club we received 8 wheelchairs. Thank you all so much! And.. the building of the day care centre has started!
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    Amazing Month
    September 15, 2017
    September has so far been an amazing month. First we received a gift of $1000 for which we are very grateful. Next the news came that we can finally start building the day care centre. So on Saturday 9 September, we broke the ground!
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    Travel for Impact
    September 1, 2014
    Polokong has partnered with a local organisation, Travel for Impact. This is great news, as Travel for Impact will provide the necessary resources fior us to work towards becoming sustainable. Tourists from France also generously donated P300 for food and mosquito nets.
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    Journey of Discovery 
    August 1, 2014
    Journey of Discovery from Canada helped to build a fence around the plot given by the local land authority. The local Boy Scouts also stepped in to help build the fence and clear the bushes. The team did an amazing job.
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    Travel Adventures
    February 1, 2014
    Many thanks to the group of tourists travelling with Abendsonne Afrika who donated P7000 to the project.
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    Nutri drink
    January 1, 2014
    There are four elderly in the project who regularly receive Nutri drink, and one also receives a warm meal every day. Our field workers Caleb and Josh have found other opportunities, so they said goodbye to the project at the end of December. We are happy for them, and hope that we will find new, dedicated members for the program. In the meantime, Caleb will continue to take the Nutri drink to two elderly and our last field worker, Nomsa, will continue with preparing warm meals.