What we do
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How does education facilitate conservation?
Awareness of the importance of conservation and general education has a crucial role in safeguarding wildlife and opening people up to different socio-economic opportunities. Without education, there is no hope for true community engagement in wildlife conservation – education must start in the classroom and with the right resources. Livelihoods in these communities are often burdened by erratic and difficult environmental circumstances, human-wildlife conflicts, hunger and lack of important resources. Education is therefore not always a priority…and yet it plays such an important role in conserving wildlife and providing socio-economic opportunities.
What is the Foundation doing?
Schools suffer from a lack of resources, infrastructure, teachers and training, and socio-economic opportunities are scarce. The Foundation is supporting education through school bursaries, the provision of school lunches, the supply of textbooks, the building of schools and teacher cottages.
How your donation might be used:
Provide textbooks that follow the new Zimbabwean curriculum: £1 for one textbook. Read more here
Provide school lunches to children in wildlife areas: 16p provides 1 school meal for one child.
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Build classroom blocks and teacher cottages: £33,000 for a double block and £8,300 for a 2 roomed teacher cottage