Serving to save
To create a long-lasting platform that raises awareness about conservation in rural communities.
To educate children from underprivileged communities that have limited access to information. The children will be taught basic ecological principles and the importance of conservation.
To create a connection between people and wildlife through first-hand engagement on educational excursions to reserves. This will be done by taking the children on game drives.
To raise money to fund FGASA courses for identified outstanding students. FGASA courses will enable these students to become qualiﬁed game rangers and ﬁnd continuous employment. The learners receiving these bursaries will be encouraged to return to LiC and teach the new generation in underprivileged areas.
LiC identifies communities with youth that have the potential to be awakened. Our passionate team then conducts their lessons in these communities. LiC has created a six lesson syllabus of which the first four include powerpoint presentations which cover the following aspects of nature and conservation:
The lessons include the use of physical specimens (carcasses and preserved animals) and games to ensure that the information being portrayed is both practical and interactive.
On the completion of lessons one to four, the children are required to participate in a short test to evaluate their understanding of the syllabus.
Lessons five and six include the excursions to a reserve and make up an important part of our syllabus. We believe that the children will form a better understanding and connection with nature if they are exposed to it first-hand.
The goal is that all the children who participate in our program will continue to share their new found knowledge on conservation; impacting and altering their communities beliefs and behaviours, creating a sustainable cycle of conservation between nature and people.
We also hope to identify students who display drive, passion and a desire to work in conservation. These students will then be sponsored to complete a FGASA course. This will enable them to become qualiﬁed game rangers and ﬁnd continuous employment in the industry. The learners receiving these bursaries will be encouraged to return to LiC and teach the new generations in underprivileged areas, creating a sustainable and perpetual cycle of conservation between nature and people.