community and youth development


“I am learning, I am learning, I am learning!” 

By Elna de Beer – Technical Advisor  These are the words of Paulo Chambisse from Banhine National Park (BNP) describing his experience of the first session between the Community Engagement Teams (CET) of Zinave and Banhine National Parks coming together for a learning exchange at Zinave National Park (ZNP) during May 2023.  Paulo Chambisse (BNP)...
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Community, Youth and Development Department -Update June ’23

The Community and Youth Development Department (CYD) headed into quarter two without the Natural Resource Management, Terrestrial Level 5 students on campus. All 26 students in the flagship class were busy with different projects as part of their Work Integrated Learning (WIL). The WIL is based on the modules covered in block one with WIL occurring...
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Community and Youth Dept Update – Dec 2022

Equipped with a vision of educating and empowering next generation of environmental protectors and leaders, the Community and Youth Development (CYD) department had a successful 2022 when it managed the implementation the Advanced Certificate Trans-Frontier Conservation Management (TFCA) which will make way for the three-year Diploma offering, the Natural Resource Management, Terrestrial, the conservation Bridging...
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Community and Youth Development – 2021 Review

By Chris KafotekaThe Covid-19 pandemic presented the Community and Youth Development Department with similar challenges that the whole world faced during the 2021 academic year. Borrowing an Alan Cohen saying that “you do not wait until conditions are perfect to begin; beginning makes the conditions perfect” thus became our mantra.As such, the Department began 2021...
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Resource Guardianship students return

The year 2021 started with the return of 73 students sponsored by the Department of Agriculture Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) and 25 students sponsored by the National Skills Fund (NSF) respectively. The two groups are training off site and continued with contact sessions at Welverdiend Community Venue and Manyeleti Nature Reserve. The groups...
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