Pigs for People
Pigs for People
This project was initiated by the Historic Pig and Whistle Inn. Donors pay R250.00 for a carved wooden pig to be placed on the beams at the Pig and Whistle. The proceeds of this and your monthly/once-off contribution will be used to support community capacity building in the education, sports and general upliftment of our community.
As one of the oldest and most well-known businesses in the village, the Historic Pig and Whistle Inn recognised its responsibility to the community, and started the Pigs for People project, which now falls under the larger BDT umbrella.
This project is by far the biggest in the trust, and has raised in excess of R125,000 to uplift the community. Pigs for People primarily assists educational facilities such as local schools and sustainable community upliftment projects. Amongst other smaller grants, the project has provided:
- A netball court at Qhayiya Primary School
- Stationery for the Bathurst Primary School
- Garden equipment for a sustainable home garden project in Nolukhanyo, the Ndinani Gardens Project
- Music equipment and teacher training for the primary school
Pigs for People also provides assistance on request to the Nemato Rugby Club, the Tiger Titans Cricket Club, The Bathurst Hub (an activity-based organisation), The Sakhuluntu Youth Group and the Entandweni Afterschool Centre. Prior to the rise of the Covid-19 pandemic, Pigs for People was in the process of acquiring six rainwater tanks to secure water for subsistence farmers. These tanks will be installed after the pandemic lockdown is lifted.
Local entrepreneurs who craft various handmade goods (hats, scarves, toys, etc.) can also request raw materials from Pigs for People.