Dreams for a better future at Field of Dreams

“It takes a village to raise a child,” and this is definitely the case at Field of Dreams. Field of Dreams is a non-profit organisation near Hartbeespoort that was originally established to address the need to teach children from the local community. The 129 children who attend school parents’ work mainly on the farms in the surrounding area.

Field of Dreams depend on donations and the school aims to be self-sustaining with small scale farming that include chickens and vegetables.

Obaro believes that no child should be deprived from the opportunity to be educated due to a lack of resources, therefore Obaro personnel took it upon themselves to collect stationary for these learners. Paper, paint, scissors, crayons, books, puzzles, pencils and rulers found their way to the school. The Obaro personnel were welcomed with open-arms and immediately joined the children in coloring and learning the alphabet. Pick ‘n Pay Brits also donated boxes full of stationery and cleaning products. The community’s contribution was so overwhelming that Tillie Olivier (Obaro Financial Manager) further handed a Pick ‘n Pay shopping voucher to the headmaster.

“The development of the youth is everyone’s responsibility. Everyday we have the opportunity to make a difference and to make the world a better place. It’s a privilege for Obaro to contribute, knowing that we received much more than what we have given,” said Nic Bronkhorst Managing Director of Obaro.