Tag Archives: Education

HESC & WCT – Community Enrichment

Although the Wildlife Conservation Trust (WCT) is an entity that focusses on conservation, rehabilitation and protection of the wildlife in our country, they also focus on educating and training communities regarding the environment. The WCT came to existence after the opening of the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC) where the Roode family has been actively involved in conservation. Over two decades, HESC has come in contact with countless people, organisations…
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WCE – What the experience entails

Standing in front of the gate of the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC), you are able to see the rustle of employees and flurry of vehicles. You are left waiting in anticipation. What will this experience entail? The WCE is an intensive 21-day programme that will change how you think and feel forever. HESC places particular emphasis on the breeding and maintenance of the cheetah in captivity but their focus…
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WCE Coordinators visit Lumukisa School for Rhino Art

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 the wild, which…
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WCE visits H.H. Thiele Primary School for the Rhino Art project

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, and the other…
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Wildlife Conservation Experience (WCE): Feedback by Susan Rodgers

Susan Rodgers recently participated in the WCE programme, and gives an account of her experience in this latest blog update. “I’ve just spent 3 weeks on the above programme and just wanted to feedback on what a fantastic experience it was. I was there from 24th May to 13th June. Tanita and Craig were both amazing student co-ordinators, both making sure we were well looked after and busy each day, whether…
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