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Orphan Christmas Party 2016

As part of giving back to our Local Community, Chobe Safari Lodge / Chobe Fish Eagle is engaged in Annual Christmas Party for the Orphan and Vulnerable Children as well as Physically and Mentally Disabled Children of Kachikau Special Unit. The initiative started at 2009/2010 till to date and hoping to continue with this event. This year we were marking the 7th Annual Christmas Party.

These children are under the guidance of organizations such as Red Cross Orphanage, Orphans from Chobe District Council, Children’s Ark, Metlha Ya Bofelo and Kachikau Special Unit Primary School which we have officially adopted in 2013 till the year 2020. This year the kids were 233 and shows that the event is growing yearly.

Chobe Fish Eagle believes in fulfilling pillars of 2016, especially the one of “A compassionate, just and caring nation.” main aim was to allow employees to interact with the children and show them that we care and love contribute to dispelling the stigma the society has towards those who have disabilities, stressing that financial aid is not the only thing that the children need, that love and affection goes a long way too. The kids are given goodies bag with lots of surprise presents to show them that we care.

With community engagement which will result in community ownership, the project will be sustained and will continue building the lives of the children in years to come.

It is vital that we receive these children in a friendly and positive way, in order to make them feel, loved and accepted, thereby making them aware that they are an important part of our community more especially during Christmas Day.

Transport is always provided by Bush tracks, Chobezi, Puku Safari’s, and African Odyssey.

The day is always graced by a representative from the Chobe District Commissioner’s office a as well representatives from the various companies’ that donated supplies and gifts for the event.

Traditional Christmas Lunch, entertainment is done by Matsosa Ngwao Traditional Group, followed by handing over of gifts to individual kids. This is always joyful day as we will be sharing what we have with the lovely kids.