The Forever Academy was officially opened in July 2005 by Dr. Rex Maughan and the MEC for Economic Development of Mpumalanga. The Forever Academy offers a unique system of “multiple exit” levels of learning and is designed to provide the opportunity for any individual to further his/her education without the restrictions customarily imposed by traditional institutions.
Forever Resorts is the proud sponsor of the Limpopo Primary Schools Blue Bulls supporting not only the development of sport in South Africa but also the development of its youth. An annual sponsorship of R150 000.00 per year is donated to the fraternity assisting with clothing, equipment and touring fees as to make sure that we groom the sports stars of tomorrow.
One of the most neglected sports, Road Running, has been embraced by Forever Resorts. The Moutse Cross Country Race, a community projected, is hosted by Forever Resorts Loskopdam and includes a 5km and a 10km event. All the athletes are given a t-shirt and a goodie bag and athletes are identified that are sponsored and groomed in the sport as to assist athletes in furthering their careers in Road Running.
Forever Resorts hosts an annual Golf Day in aid of HospiVision (www.hospivision.co.za), a non-profit organisation that looks after the emotional and physical needs of HIV/AIDS patients and other terminal ill patients. Forever Resorts fully supports this project as it believes that it is the responsibility of all corporate companies to look after the well-being of the ill and the poor.
Making a difference in the lives of many disabled people and needy school going children is a priority with most of our Resorts and Lodges. In association with the One-Shot Hunters Club and Free Wheelchair Mission, hundreds of mobile chairs are distributed for free to those who are unable to move freely to their local clinic or to collect their pension. Furthermore shoes and stationery are donated to school going children from disadvantaged communities.
It started in 1994 as a small environmental awareness programme in the sparsely populated southern Free State by some officials of the Department of Environmental Affairs as it was then known. Initially only 6 teams of six grade 6 learners from 6 schools participated in the event that was hosted in the Gariep Nature Reserve in Gariep Dam, but since then it has grown to an event involving more than a 1000 teams (6000 learners)from many schools in the whole of the Free State and parts of the Eastern Cape and Northern Cape. Schools participating range from very rich private schools to very poor rural and farm schools. The event is designed in such a way that all schools participate on equal grounds. No school has an advantage because they have better resources.