Greening Young Futures

We recognize the need for education, empowerment and opportunity for our youth who hold tomorrow’s future in their hands.

Project Overview

 

Project location: 
Nyosi Wildlife Reserve – Nelson Mandela Bay, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Project category: 
Sustainability, Community

Project timeframe:
An active long-term initiative commencing in 2023.
*The first youth development course was hosted in 2021 under our Greening the Community project after which we were inspired towards an initiative dedicated to youth development.

 

Project Overview

 

Project location: 
Nyosi Wildlife Reserve – Nelson Mandla Bay, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Project category: 
Sustainability, Community

Project timeframe:
An active long-term initiative commencing in 2023.
*The first youth development course was hosted in 2021 under our Greening the Community project after which we were inspired towards an initiative dedicated to youth development.

 

Project vision

Long-term vision for Greening Young Futures
  • Create personal empowerment in vulnerable youth through education and upskilling
  • Create tangible opportunities for these youth to pursue
Our Partners
  • Indalo NPC
  • Wilderness Foundation Africa
  • Ulovane Environmental Training

Project goals

2023 Goals
  • Enroll 20 students into the Siyazenzela course by Wilderness Foundation Africa
  • Provide two internships at Nyosi Wildlife Reserve for graduates selected by Indalo
  • Enroll 2022 intern in a FGASA-endorsed field guiding course
Fundraising target for 2023
  • R350,000: Siyazenzela Livelihoods, Leadership and Resilience Course delivered by Wilderness Foundation Africa
  • R62,500: Two 6-month internships with Indalo NPC at Nyosi Wildlife Reserve with a focus on conservation, ecotourism and hospitality
  • R150,000: FGASA-accredited course for 2022 intern and aspiring field guide with Ulovane Environmental Training

Project updates

Updates and progress
  • The Siyanzenzela course is being planned to take place in February of 2023 with funding received from the 2022 Nedbank South Africa Charity Golf Day that is hosted in the UK by SAINT (South Africans In Need Trust) each year.
  • We are campaigning for the funding required to achieve our remaining 2023 goals of two internships and enrolling our 2022 intern in an accredited field guiding course.
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Contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, were adopted by the United Nations in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that by 2030 all people enjoy peace and prosperity. The 17 SDGs are integrated—they recognize that action in one area will affect outcomes in others, and that development must balance social, economic and environmental sustainability.

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