ORANJEHOF RESIDENCE OF HOPETOWN, NORTHERN CAPE, SOUTH AFRICA

Oranjehof Residence is a youth hostel which provides living accommodations to students grades 1-12 that are attending the Hopetown school. These students are from families that own farms in the vast rural Great Karoo of South Africa. Hopetown is a small town lying on the banks of the Oranje River that mostly consists of farmers and small local businesses that support the farm community. The hostel currently hosts about 60 students. These 60 students play a very important role in the existence of the school that has about 300 children grade 1 to 12. Without the 60 students, Hopetown school would be in danger of closing its doors.