More than 30 years after the Lapalala Wilderness School was founded by Clive Walker and Dale Parker, it officially opened its doors to the new school building on Saturday, 26 November 2022.
The campus has been funded by the Parker family and the Mapula Trust, under the guidance and direction of Duncan Parker, son of Dale Parker, with the assistance of Gianni Ravazzotti and the Italtile Foundation.
The sustainable design of the new school building makes efficient use of space and energy, with minimal impact on the natural surrounding landscape. Rammed earth walls made with soil from on-site excavations are a feature of the campus.
The official opening was attended by the Patron, Clive Walker, the Parker family, existing clients and donors, board members and the media. A choir from the local Mphari High School entertained guests and distinguished thought-leader, entrepreneur and academic, Dr. Reuel Khoza, gave a powerful keynote address.
By Lesley Simpson
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