What has become an annual event, initially conceptualised by Counsellor of the Karas East Constituency, Counsellor Coetzee and the Department of Education Schools inspector, Mrs Magdeman, The Karasberg Academic Achievements Awards. These awards, now sponsored by Desert Fruit since 2015, seek to pay tribute to the hard working and dedicated Learners within the Karasberg Schooling systems.

The Awards specifically pay tribute to the grade 7 (final year of Primary schooling), Grade 10 and 12 (penultimate and final year of Secondary schooling).  Honour Shields are handed to the top three learners in each year, the overall best improved and top achiever for each year.

For the first time this year, Awards were given to the best improved school and top teachers. These new awards pay tribute to the work and dedication that the teaching fraternity expends in their schools. This work is often completed against small budgets and tough conditions.

Desert Fruit congratulates all Learners and encourages the Teachers to keep committed to their Learners and Schools.