TO FACILITATE SUSTAINABLE CONSERVATION THROUGH LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
Children in the Wilderness is an environmental and life skills educational programme that focuses on the next generation of rural decision makers. It is one of the few programmes aimed at bridging the divide that exists between communities and wildlife.
Children in the Wilderness hosts rural children that live alongside our Parks and Reserves and teaches them the importance of conservation. The Children in the Wilderness programme aims to develop environmental leaders who are inspired to care for their natural heritage so that they become the custodians of these areas in the future.
Children in the Wilderness exposes children to their wildlife heritage, builds and strengthens their capabilities to cope with life's challenges and educates them with the life skills necessary to actualize their greatest potential.
“I will remember everything they taught me about the environment and my self to have a brighter future.” (Bathusi Zumbo Children in the Wilderness Participant, Botswana)
“I came to a place of joy and passion. I will educate my borther [brother] and sister how to preserve nature.” (Roscah Ngoma Children in the Wilderness Participant, Zambia)
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