To date, a total of 103 volunteers staying at Sani Lodge Backpackers have gone to KwaPitela primary school near the Lodge to give up their time teaching English to learners in Grades 4, 5, 6 and 7 since the inception of the project towards the end of 2013. This is a wonderful response and many of the volunteers have been teachers, bringing invaluable skills with them. The learners have benefited enormously from engaging with foreign tourists in this way, learning about each others different cultures, languages, way of life and backgrounds. The children had grown in confidence through their interaction and improved their English language skills as well as gained general knowledge in a number of other subjects such as chess, science and maths and even astronomy!