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Inspiring Kids to Care! – Update June ’23

The months of April and May were busy for the Coaching Conservation team. The team hosted coaches training from 17 to 21 April and had the chance to kick off their first delivery of Elephant and Rhino Rapid Awareness programmes at the College May.  In April, a team of five Good Work Foundation (GWF) trainers and...
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The Future of Youth in Conservation – Part 2

In this article the College's Rural Initiatives for a Sustainable Environment (RISE) Unit’s manager Sboniso Phakathi shares his thoughts on the future of youth in conservation. This is the first instalment of a two-part article series which explores the very real challenges the youth of today are facing from a conservation point of view. It...
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The Future of Youth in Conservation – Part 1

In this article the College's Rural Initiatives for a Sustainable Environment (RISE) Unit’s manager Sboniso Phakathi shares his thoughts on the future of youth in conservation. This is the first instalment of a two-part article series which explores the very real challenges the youth of today are facing from a conservation point of view. It...
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Running Wild (again) in 2022

The College was thrilled to welcome back our Running Wild participants this year. With the inaugural event happening last year in support of the College’s four-tiered approach to counter poaching, it was wonderful to be able to look forward to an awesome fundraising event sans the post Covid-19 pandemic restrictions. Laughter and fun were the...
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Coaching Conservation 2021 Review and Coaches

By Sboniso Phakathi – Project Leader RISEThe Coaching Conservation programme provides Innovative conservation education through the Learning from Wildlife Model, where kids learn about wildlife, and from wildlife behaviour and their individual attributes for application in their personal lives. Having started in 2019, 2021 marks the second year of SAWC implementing the Coaching Conservation programme, and this...
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Coaching Conservation – Learning from Wildlife

The Coaching Conservation programme provides Innovative conservation education through the Learning from Wildlife Model, where kids learn about wildlife, and from wildlife behaviour and their individual attributes for application in their personal lives. Having started in 2019, 2021 marks the second year of SAWC implementing the Coaching Conservation programme, and this year the programme managed to reach...
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Rising Up – Coaching Conservation Kicks Off

After much anticipation and excitement from the local schools, The Investec funded Coaching Conservation (CC) programme kicked off on 17 May with Muchuchi Primary School. The coaches were in high spirits ready to deliver the lessons, and the children were colorful and sprightly in their rebranded apparel.
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RISE in Review 2020

In the midst of the lockdowns and the pandemic, it seemed that the whole world, including the tourism sector, the conservation industry, business  and certainly various communities not only experienced the collective insecurity and stress of not knowing what would happen to them and their livelihoods as the ever giving tap of tourism suddenly, and...
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Coaching Conservation continues to inspire and grow kids in our communities

In the previous Bateleur, RISE reported on the partnership between Coaching Conservation, and the Southern African Wildlife College, supported by the Investec Rhino Lifeline. We looked at the impact of 2019 and the hopes of further promoting environmental awareness to inspire a generation of kids who care about themselves, others and the natural environment around...
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Investec Rhino Lifeline and Coaching Conservation combine efforts to inspire more kids who care

In 2019 the College, through its RISE (Rural Initiatives for a Sustainable Environment) unit, were proud to announce they would begin delivering Coaching Conservation’s after-school programme to local communities. This new partnership, between Coaching Conservation, sponsors Investec, and the Southern African Wildlife College, promotes environmental awareness as it seeks to inspire a generation of kids...
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