South Africa

The Foundation’s soon-to-be first supported school in South Africa, Safari Primary, is located in the small town of Hluhluwe in northern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. It is situated between iSimangaliso Wetland Park and Hluhluwe–iMfolozi Park on the banks of the Hluhluwe River.

Our Impact

At Safari Primary, the Foundation will be funding for the installation of new bathrooms with proper washing facilities. A 5,000 liter water tank will also be installed to better support the school’s water needs. In addition to these building and infrastructure projects funded by the Foundation, Gate 1 invites tour passengers, who visit our schools as part of their itineraries, to bring small items that are needed but in short supply, to give to the school’s students. In this way, Gate 1 Foundation is able to supplement its large-scale contributions with essential educational supplies, which students’ families are often unable to afford, thereby multiplying our positive impact on communities.


Safari Primary School is very rural with most students walking, often barefoot, between 2-3 miles twice a day so they can attend classes. The school was established in 1985 with modest donations of materials from the parents in the region managing to construct three basic classrooms originally.
2020 will see new  construction on a brand new dining hall, which will also serve as a large indoor facility for all school functions.

Safari Primary School

The foundation focused on three main projects for 2019:

  • Building new girls & boys bathrooms with proper washing facilities
  • Installing a new 5,000 liter water tank to support the schools water needs
  • Demolishing and disposing unsanitary old facilities
  • Repair drainage issues on the school’s access road, and repave it.

In 2020 the foundation begin a construction of a new dining hall.

Gifts to Bring if You’re Visiting

Pencils, Rulers, Pens, Notepads, Maps, Hats, Erasers, Shoes & socks, used functional technology such as tablets (with needed charging cables)