Encourage children to care for the Environment

$765 $31,387
Raised Remaining


Our mission is to inspire and educate underprivileged children to care for their environment. To do this we urgently need a vehicle to safely and legally transport the children.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

We allow underprivileged children to experience their local environment. We inspire these children to protect their environment and inform them about eco tourism job opportunities. We develop the children’s self-confidence while diminishing the stigma of apartheid through working with international volunteers. We give a safe home to orphaned and injured wildlife. We urgently need a vehicle to safely and legally transport the children.

How will this project solve this problem?

Weekly 8 kids are collected from their village and taken to the bush school where they stay for 5 days. Rescued animals, bush walks and lessons inspire students to care for their environment. Children are also taught about life skills and careers.

Potential Long Term Impact

Today’s local underprivileged children will be able to secure good employment in nature reserves. The children, future custodians of nature, will be inspired to protect wildlife and their fragile environment. Transporting them safely is essential.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $765

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $765 .  The original project funding goal was $32,152.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Michele Merrifield

Hoedspruit, Limpopo Province South Africa

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