We are their only voice

Our Planet

The awareness of the benefits of sustainable practices for the preservation of the planet and the livelihoods of its inhabitants should not be determined by access to traditional education channels.

The CCFA has identified a gap in the ecosystem around  conservation awareness in communities that share living space with wild animals. We believe that supporting these communities through environmental and economic educational programs will cultivate community leaders who feel empowered and inspired to change the fate of the planet from one that is driven by greed and a scarcity mindset, to one guided by a unified awareness towards abundance, through sustainability. 

Our Gift

The CCFA is committed to identifying rural African communities who have not yet realised their potential to create their own sustainable economies, through driving wildlife management and conservation programs. We aim to educate and empower local communities so that they can understand that giving back to the planet does not have to be a costly undertaking – just a conscious one. 

We are passionate about sharing our dream of Africa which sees a continent that demonstrates pride and respect for its greatest asset – the wildlife.

Our Responsibility

We believe that it is our responsibility as beneficiaries of an economy that is built around a unique environment of natural wildlife and resources, to ensure its sustainability.

The diversity of cultures and varying scales of education or lack thereof in rural African communities pose a challenge to economic growth outside of city living. The CCFA has identified the integral role that these diverse communities play in maintaining a cohesive ecosystem between man and his natural environment. We have developed wildlife management programs that can be adopted by rural communities to empower people as individuals and to preserve both the wildlife and the viability of tourism in Africa.

We are their only voice

Our Planet

The awareness of the benefits of sustainable practices for the preservation of the planet and the livelihoods of its inhabitants should not be determined by access to traditional education channels.

The CCFA has identified a gap in the ecosystem around  conservation awareness in communities that share living space with wild animals. We believe that supporting these communities through environmental and economic educational programs will cultivate community leaders who feel empowered and inspired to change the fate of the planet from one that is driven by greed and a scarcity mindset, to one guided by a unified awareness towards abundance, through sustainability. 

Our Gift

The CCFA is committed to identifying rural African communities who have not yet realised their potential to create their own sustainable economies, through driving wildlife management and conservation programs. We aim to educate and empower local communities so that they can understand that giving back to the planet does not have to be a costly undertaking – just a conscious one. 

We are passionate about sharing our dream of Africa which sees a continent that demonstrates pride and respect for its greatest asset – the wildlife.

Our Responsibility

We believe that it is our responsibility as beneficiaries of an economy that is built around a unique environment of natural wildlife and resources, to ensure its sustainability.

The diversity of cultures and varying scales of education or lack thereof in rural African communities pose a challenge to economic growth outside of city living. The CCFA has identified the integral role that these diverse communities play in maintaining a cohesive ecosystem between man and his natural environment. We have developed wildlife management programs that can be adopted by rural communities to empower people as individuals and to preserve both the wildlife and the viability of tourism in Africa.

 

 

Challenges we face

The biggest challenge is shifting the perspective of eco-tourism, especially for local communities, to create an understanding and appreciation of the delicate balance of living in harmony with the environment. For local communities it’s about realising the personal and global benefits of preserving wild animals and their habitats.

 

 

The solution…helping communities help themselves

Education is key: As a Fund, working in collaboration with our partners to educate, uplift and help communities adapt in order for them to become an integral part of the sustainable wildlife management systems that are in place on the ground.

The Solution …helping communities help themselves

Education is key: As a Fund, working in collaboration with our partners to educate, uplift and help communities adapt in order for them to become an integral part of the sustainable wildlife management systems that are in place on the ground.

Working together

CCFA was born when two hospitality partners, Accor and Mantis, recognised the urgent need for tourism to play an active and hands on role in community upliftment and conservation in Africa.  In 2018, the two groups merged and created this non-profit company that is actively involved in various education-based training programmes within local communities.

Since inception Accor and Mantis – through CCFA – have invested R7.5 million to uplift communities and preserve conservation.  Each project is sustainable and, for every community member we work with, the investment sustains 8 or more dependents

OUR STORIES

‘Conservation is a state of harmony between people and land’  From the Chairman’s Desk

‘Conservation is a state of harmony between people and land’ From the Chairman’s Desk

The past year was not an easy one. We all felt the effect the pandemic had on people, economies, governments and tourism. Without tourists the properties within the Mantis Collection were unable to operate, which had a huge impact on the Company, its employees and suppliers. There was also a devastating knock-on effect in the communities we support.

CCFA celebrating Children’s Day 2020

CCFA celebrating Children’s Day 2020

The Declaration of the Rights of the Child, by the UN General Assembly, was announced on November 20, 1959 which is why Children’s Day in celebrated annually on this day. It is to honour the children of the world – our hope for the future and leaders of tomorrow.
This Children’s Day we’d like to salute all children but particularly the conservation warriors who are helping us build a better future