Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image

Environmental education for children in South Africa

Underprivileged children in South Africa do not experience wildlife and the natural environment which can lead to high levels of illegal poaching. This project will fund an outreach program to assist and facilitate establishing Eco-clubs at local schools and provide guidance for running environmental activities and educational programs in these eco-clubs.

Background

Limpopo Province is rich in natural resources and cultural heritage, yet it is known to be the poorest and least educated area of South Africa, with an associated very high level of wildlife poaching. A lack of environmental education at all levels is a key cause of this. Local poor communities see easy access to meat, ivory and firewood just on the other side of a fence. They live near the Kruger National Park and various private nature reserves but never get the chance to visit them.

OUR IMPACT

Problem

Environmental sustainability

Solution

Environmental education and alternative livelihoods

Impact

34,650 individuals taught through environmental workshops

Project aims

Donations to this project will fund an outreach program to help foster enthusiasm and involvement in wildlife clubs among children from poorer communities. Activities such as litter clean-ups, educational bush-walks, day trips to learn about Eco-Tourism and wildlife sanctuaries will be organised along with assistance in achieving eco-school status, and much more.

Long-term sustainability

Children have influence on their peers and elders. Through outreach and fun educational activities this project will instil desire to preserve the environment throughout the community. In time this will reduce pollution and poaching of wildlife in the area. This valuable experience will also open up opportunities and develop interest in youth to the great job opportunities available in eco tourism.

Support Us

To donate to this project online, please use the tabs at the top of the page. You can also donate via text message (details below) or by a bank transfer. To make a standing order payment, please see the donate page on our website.

Donate by UK Mobile – Text ZAKG04 £10 to 70070 to donate £10 to Environmental education for children in South Africa.
Donate by US Mobile - please select the Donate tab on this screen to go to GlobalGiving,org for more information

Message and data rates may apply. Please see www.GlobalGiving.org for further information.

Back to Projects