Category Archives: Community Involvement

HESC and the Lumukisa ablution facility project

Share this article…The Lumukisa Prepatory School is a primary school situated in Tintswalo Village, Mpumalanga. The Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC) got involved with the school and introduced the Investec Rhino Lifeline (IRL) initiative late in 2017. During the introduction and interaction, the plight for ablution facilities was quickly identified. HESC together with the Wildlife Conservation Trust (WCT) partnered with Nedbank to launch a toilet refurbishment project at Lumukisa Prepatory…
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HESC participates in an anti-rabies campaign

Share this article… The Humane Society International and Activating Africa collaborated on a rabies awareness and vaccination project, to compile the required resources that will help streamline the efforts of those working to stop the spread of rabies. Rabies is a viral illness that can affect humans and other mammals. The virus infects the central nervous system and, once individuals show signs of the disease, it’s almost always fatal. Any…
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HESCies learn about the importance of termites to the eco-system

Share this article… We had the pleasure of welcoming back the HESCies once again. This time the lesson was on the importance of termites to the eco-system.  To explain this in full we had a guest tutor – Dr Cornel du Toit – who holds a PhD in Entomology (which is the scientific study of insects). Shortly following their arrival, the HESCies made their way to the safari vehicle with…
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HESCies visit HESC again

Share this article… On 1 June, the HESCies group from Lumukisa Primary School returned to the centre for their second session at HESC. This was a follow-up to the very successful first visit. These young boys and girls were eager and ready to learn even more about the environment and wildlife conservation. The day started off with a brief discussion about Africa Day and what it means to Africans around…
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WCE Coordinators visit Lumukisa School for Rhino Art

Share this article… On Monday 15th May, our Wildlife Conservation Experience (WCE) Coordinators, Ruan and Herman visited Lumukisa Preparatory School. Ruan and Herman were at the school to collect the Grade 1s Rhino Art sheets and present the Rhino Art Initiative to the Grade 2s. The team started by teaching the learners about the rhino and the poaching plight. Many of the learners said they had seen a rhino in…
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