As 2014 gathers momentum, the Children in the Wilderness South Africa programme is getting busier.
In keeping with the Children in the Wilderness environmental and life skills objectives the Eco-Club curriculum for the third term includes topics and activities related to Respect for Myself, My Family, My School, My Environment; The Importance of Appreciation; My Body My Planet, before the curriculum moves on the more environmental and conservation focussed topics and activities.
The Abax Development Trust continues to support the Rocktail programme and we are holding more sessions of Eco-Mentor training where community members (mainly Wilderness Safaris Rocktail Beach Camp staff) are becoming more proficient at hosting Eco-Clubs at the two primary schools in the region of Kwazulu Natal.
Meanwhile in Limpopo Province, we are delighted to introduce Eco-Mentor training in the Makuleke where three community members from each village will learn how to host our Eco-Clubs at the four primary schools. This initiative of up-skilling community members is aimed to alleviate pressure on school teachers and provide children with the opportunity to interact and learn from community members they see in the village.
Save The Elephants hosted more children from Makuleke Eco Clubs on an elephant educational at Pafuri. The children learned amazing things about elephants and their behaviour and it is evident there are more excited new Elephant Ambassadors spreading the word in their schools and villages.
In September we will be hosting Arbour Week celebrations at all of our schools and the Eco-Clubs will be planting trees in their school yards.