As successful as the Children in the Wilderness programme continues to be, there is an urgent need to grow and expand this programme and the number of its participants, so that we can have an even greater impact. With the right support and sponsorship, this programme has the potential to grow and make a huge contribution to the sustainability of Africa’s parks and the quality of life of her people.
Although Wilderness Safaris underwrites most of the programme, we do rely on charitable donations to ensure the growth and sustainability of the programme. Children in the Wilderness is seeking funding from partner organisations and individuals to assist in covering ever-increasing overheads. With support from Wilderness Safaris as well as participation by communities and governments, such a programme is a sound investment for anyone seeking to reap inspirational rewards for their money.
Our aim is to maximise the funds reaching the programme. On average 85% of the net funds raised are allocated directly to the camp programmes. Each programme is monitored to ensure that your money is being use effectively.
Children in the Wilderness Southern Africa comprises several independent non-profit organisations. Each organisation is a separately registered company with its own Board of Trustees. Each company operates independently but under the direction of Children in the Wilderness South Africa. The aim is to achieve operational independence in all the countries to guarantee a legacy of empowerment and longevity.
"The miracle that you have done to me I will never forget at my hole life forever. I like to say don’t stop what you are doing. Go on please. Take care of the children that are coming next years and show them all that you show us at this five days and teach them what you teach us”
(H Manganyi Children in the Wilderness Participant, South Africa)
THERE ARE A NUMBER OF WAYS TO HELP: