SIYAZENZELA AND ADDO COMMUNITY PROJECT

The CCFA supports Wilderness Foundation Africa (WFA) and its Siyazenzela (we are doing it for ourselves) training course. The WFA drives holistic skills development and conservation based education interventions for previously disadvantaged youths. Their Siyazenzela training course focuses on emotional & social wellness, occupational & financial wellness, and physical & environmental wellness.

The Addo Community Project benefits 120 youth between the ages of 18 and 24, enhancing their chances of finding employment.  The program includes a 4 week Siyazenzela life skills and employability skills course, as well as an intensive 3 day Imbewu Wilderness Trail, which aims to connect the youth to their cultural-environmental heritage. It also draws attention to the healing power of nature for personal and social transformation. The top students will be chosen to attend further training in order to equip them to become field guides in conservation.