10 October 2016
Limpopo National Park youth empowered through pioneering conservation awareness programme
They also participated in a number science experiments. These included vital role-model engagements with field rangers, researchers, teachers and their peers, which provided invaluable insights on career opportunities in conservation and natural sciences. As part of their life skills development, they were equipped with cameras and cell phones and taught how to capture their experiences on film and share these via social media.
The overarching goal of the programme was to bring these young participants one step closer to understanding these challenges, while empowering them to choose life and enabling them to become ambassadors for conservation back in their own communities. The hope is that these young leaders will return to their communities, armed with skills and tools that enable them to share their newly found knowledge and insights with their family and peers to inspire a shift in their mindset.
Issued by Great Limpopo TFCA
This youth programme and partnership between Peace Parks Foundation and the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation are part of the Rhino Protection Programme.
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