In each of our seven Regions where we operate – Botswana, Malawi, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe – our after school Eco-Club programme continues to tick over nicely. The Eco-Clubs focus on environmental education and life skills lessons. Our YES Resource Book was officially launched in the Zambezi Region, reaching high school and early school leavers, also with a focus on environmental education and life skills. Nearly 200 Eco-Mentors have been trained this year, enabling us to continue running our programme effectively throughout our Regions. Our annual fundraiser – the Nedbank Tour de Tuli – now in it’s 14th year, was hugely successful, bringing in R1.8 million for Children in the Wilderness.
Looking back over 2019, we are extremely proud of the amazing successes that our Children in the Wilderness programme coordinators across our seven regions (Botswana, Malawi, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe) have achieved.
Our Eco-Clubs focus on environmental education and life skills lessons, and this year we were excited to roll out an exciting and instructive new curriculum, thanks to Lisa Witherden’s incredibly hard work. In addition, some 200 Eco-Mentors were trained in 2019, enabling us to continue running our programme effectively throughout the regions.
The Nedbank Tour de Tuli is heading into its 16th year in 2020, with 2019 being arguably our very best to date. Thank you to the volunteers and sponsors for making our premier annual fundraising event such a marvellous success!
Here’s our 2019 in pictures. Please click on the individual images to read more.