Help children in rural South Africa see wildlife

by Kevin Richardson Foundation NPC
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Help children in rural South Africa see wildlife
Help children in rural South Africa see wildlife
Help children in rural South Africa see wildlife
Help children in rural South Africa see wildlife
Help children in rural South Africa see wildlife
Help children in rural South Africa see wildlife
Help children in rural South Africa see wildlife
Help children in rural South Africa see wildlife
Help children in rural South Africa see wildlife
Help children in rural South Africa see wildlife
Help children in rural South Africa see wildlife
Help children in rural South Africa see wildlife
Help children in rural South Africa see wildlife
Help children in rural South Africa see wildlife
Help children in rural South Africa see wildlife
Help children in rural South Africa see wildlife
Help children in rural South Africa see wildlife
Help children in rural South Africa see wildlife
Help children in rural South Africa see wildlife
Help children in rural South Africa see wildlife
Help children in rural South Africa see wildlife
Help children in rural South Africa see wildlife
Help children in rural South Africa see wildlife

Summary

South Africa is home to the world's most abundant wildlife, yet 99% of local people will never have the opportunity to witness it. KRF aims to take 420 children on a game drive into the neighbouring reserve and wildlife sanctuary, helping inspire a love of animals and educate on the importance of protecting wildlife. This unforgettable experience builds on our existing in-classroom education and feeding program. Monthly donations will help expand the Foundation's work in this area.

$60,000
total goal
$43,253
remaining
313
donors
35
monthly donors
5
months

Challenge

The socio-economic inequality in South Africa shows up most starkly for those living on the outskirts of game reserves. Most surrounding communities live at a subsistence level whilst foreigners enjoy luxury safari experiences around them. This gap in access to such experiences results in community members lacking exposure to wildlife, and the value and role it can play in providing job opportunities and enriching lives. This gap is what often leads to poaching and human-wildlife conflict.

Solution

This project tackles a complex issue at its root by starting with the youth. If the leaders of tomorrow are inspired to value wildlife at a young age - not just for its beauty, but for the opportunities it can bring - then they will campaign for its protection. This project builds on our existing in-classroom and feeding programs. It is well known that children often return home and share what they have learnt with their parents, so the message reaches both adults and the youth.

Long-Term Impact

By bringing children into the game reserve and wildlife sanctuary, they are given the chance to observe and appreciate wildlife from a sense of wonder. This incredible experience will plant a seed early on, which we aspire to nurture as they grow up, raising a future generation that can spread awareness and education on the benefits of protecting wildlife. This is the long-term solution to sustained conservation efforts and mitigating human-wildlife conflict.

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Organization Information

Kevin Richardson Foundation NPC

Location: Pretoria, Gauteng - South Africa
Website:
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Project Leader:
Carlien Mulder
Pretoria, Gauteng South Africa
$16,747 raised of $60,000 goal
 
457 donations
$43,253 to go
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