Latest News2 May 2013
The Bookworm Kiddies Club
As a way of generating a love for reading from a young age, the Southern African Wildlife College Resource Centre started the Bookmobile Project in 2012. The main goal of the project is to make books available to children from the local community. These children do not have access to reading material, as there are no community libraries and most schools do not have a functional library.
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The Southern African Wildlife College was established in 1997 thanks to the support of WWF South Africa and Peace Parks Foundation who shared the vision of building the capacity of staff in wildlife areas.
Since its inception in 1997, the College has trained more than 6 000 students from across Africa in the essential skills of managing parks and conservation areas.
Supported by the Foundation, which sponsors bursaries and contributes to operating costs, the college programme covers the full spectrum of skills needed for sustaining and rehabilitating wildlife areas, including community-based natural resource management, biodiversity management, resource economics, catchment management, land-use planning, GIS and ecotourism, as well as a range of practical skills such as four-wheel drive vehicle maintenance, managing veld fires and anti-poaching training.
Many of the College’s graduates have gone on to occupy senior positions in some of the region’s most prominent wildlife areas.
For information on the training programmes of the College and on how you could support it, please go to the Southern African Wildlife College website.