Chimuka Lympe is 19 years old, and comes from Zambia. She was one of the Children in the Wilderness students to have attended the bridging course at SAWC. Chimuka is currently working at Kaindu Natural Resources Trust for the next year. She is raising awareness in local communities by educating school children on conservation education.
We chatted to her about her time at the college. Chimuka’s passion for environmental education is clear, and we look forward to following her story as she makes a positive difference in her community.
CITW: How would you describe your experience at the Southern African Wildlife College?
Chimuka: I cannot thank Children in the Wilderness and the Southern African Wildlife College enough for their generosity. I had a lot of educational fun at the college. I never knew that learning could be fun but Southern African Wildlife College made it possible. The highly experienced and dedicated staff at the college made our stay lovely and fruitful. The knowledge I have gained has helped me transform my community in ways that I never imagined.
CITW: How did you find the practical component of the Environmental Management and Nature Conservation course?
Chimuka: When I did my workplace assignments, I realised that practicals are very different from classroom theory and the experience helped me to further understand what I have been taught in the classroom and translate that into practice.
CITW: How would you like to make a difference?
Chimuka: I would like to build a career in Environmental Education. My dream began to come true when I was selected for a scholarship for this course at the Southern African Wildlife College in South Africa.