Category Archives: Community Involvement

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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HESC supports artists from all walks of Africa

Share this article… Our curio shop is a proud retailer of handmade artefacts by African artists. It is important for us to support local and other African artists by stocking their pieces to sell to our guests. This is one way of uplifting the community around us. We have been fortunate to have pieces coming from different parts of Africa, including Kenya, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. These pieces take an enormous…
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A big ‘thank you’ to Pack for a Purpose

Share this article… Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC) has been part of Pack for a Purpose for some time. Through this initiative we’ve received much-needed items donated by travellers from all over the world. These donated items have an enormous impact on the centre’s ability to contribute towards the needs of the surrounding communities, which are part of our very own community involvement initiatives. Some of the items we’ve recently received…
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WCE visits H.H. Thiele Primary School for the Rhino Art project

Share this article… On World Rhino Day (22 September), our WCE coordinators and participants visited is H.H. Thiele Primary School as part of the Rhino Art project, as well as to donate some goodies. Everyone fell in love with this little school the moment they arrived. The school only has two teachers – one of whom is the headmistress. There are two classrooms, one for the grade 1- 4 learners,…
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Lumukisa receives new curtains

Share this article… Earlier this year we adopted Lumukisa Primary School. We work together with the Wildlife Conservation Trust (WCT) on this community outreach programme to ensure that the needs of the school are met. One of the items on the school’s wish list was curtains for the classrooms, as the glare of the sun disturbed the children’s vision and therefore affected their concentration. The curtains are also important to…
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