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Phinda Wildlife Research Project: 28 November - 12 December 2023*  

An ACE student teaching primary school age kids in an African School

New focus for Nholwasi Community Project for 2010!

The programme focuses on hands-on environmental education amongst the youth in the Hoedspruit and Acornhoek areas. The purpose is to make them aware, teach them how to conserve and inspire them to appreciate nature in all its intricacies. Working with the children from a number of local schools, you can help to enrich their environment, and in turn their lives. It is a truly moving and possibly even life-changing experience.

Many children in South Africa walk miles to school every day and they are eager to learn and gain knowledge to provide a brighter future for themselves and their families and to build a stronger and better-educated nation! This is only possible when the school has water for drinking and toilets, desks to sit at and wholesome food to be eaten, which is where you the volunteer come in.

I’m a student studying animal welfare and volunteered alongside my University course group with African Conservation Experience in February 2010. They organised for us to help out for the day at Matikinya primary school building desks. I loved the trip and am trying to organise another trip over there for my 8 weeks of work experience with ACE.

From Laura, who assisted Matikinya Primary School alongside her African Ecosystems group from Reaseheath College, UK, helping to build new desks for the children.