Giving Back to Africa; Supporting Our Heritage

Working with the communities and conservation groups locally

Our passion for the wildlife and communities of southern Africa drives us to support conservation and community intiatives that cannot be supported in terms of volunteering. A portion of the funds raised by your placement goes directly towards sponsoring communities and local conservation organisations in southern Africa. Here are some of the groups we support:

Harmony Flats Nature Reserve, South Africa

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Harmony Flats Nature Reserve

African Conservation Experience sponsor the Harmony Flats Working Group who volunteer in Harmony Flats Nature Reserve, managed by the Biodiversity Branch within the City of Cape Town. We recently provided uniforms for the working group, who care for the reserve and protect and conserve its heritage.

 

Callies Football Team, Botswana

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Sponsoring Callies football team in Mathathane, Botswana. Hoping to install a sense of pride in the local community near Tuli Conservation Project, we sponsored the team strip after several years of them having made a name for their team. Volunteers have at times enjoyed having a match against them!

 

Lumikisa School, South Africa

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African Conservation Experience provided the funds for a local school in the Acorn-Hoek community of South Africa to install a jungle gym playground and ensure it met safety requirements. Lumikisa School was originally struggling with suitable outdoor space for the children and working alongside our Nholwasi Community Project, the school now has a vegetable garden and fun playground. Schools are often a refuge for many children with difficult home lives and we are proud to have been involved with Lumikisa.

 

Supported Conservation Projects, South Africa

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Supporting our projects when the numbers of volunteers they receive cannot fund them, is paramount to ACE to ensure the projects we support and the families and individuals that rely on them can continue.

 

Sponsoring South Africa's future conservation professionals

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ACE have always believed that conservation education is key to the long-term preservation of Africa’s natural resources. Conservation will be most effective in the hands of those who live in Africa and who value Africa’s parks and wildlife as their heritage.

We decided that we would like give the opportunity of a conservation placement to a local volunteer who could not afford the funding but who would use the knowledge gained to further conservation in Africa. This year, our very first ACE sponsored volunteer was Moloko Makweya, who joined the Zingela Predator Conservation Project for 2 weeks.

Read Moloko's own account of what she learned at Zingela.