The second camp was held with a group of Scout Rovers – the leaders of the unit. This group possessed a great understanding of the importance of conservation that they were trying to pass down to future leaders within their communities. Our aim for this camp was to provide them with a deeper knowledge of the exciting world of conservation and give them more tools to pass the knowledge on. Our lessons went into more detail with this older group of learners, sparking interesting discussions and debates.
Overall, our team has grown tremendously through this experience. Both groups that we worked with were so different and amazing. They taught us so many wonderful things, and we were beyond grateful to return the favour. A huge thank you to the people and businesses that contributed to making this trip a success: Conservation South Africa, RMI, Leadwood Big Game Estate, Thorny Bush Game Reserve, Wildshots Outreach and Mpumulanga Scouts.
– Sasha McGhee
SYMCO, a symposium for vets hosted by The Veterinary Faculty at Onderstepoort contacted LiC in hopes to collaborate with us and do some work with children during their 3 week ‘tour’. We thought it was a great way for the children from Siyanqoba Feeding Foundation (where it all began for us, see our first blog!) to get some extra exposure to the great outdoors.
We were joined at Tshikwalo Game Lodge by SYMCO where we were privileged enough to present a lesson to the children and the group of foreign vet students from 22 different countries! Following the lessons, the vet students and Children went off on game drives for the first-hand experience of all they had learnt.
– Joel Boshoff
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