Community work for the University of Pretoria’s students

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On the 29 March 2015, five students from the University of Pretoria started their 30 – 40 Hour Community Based Project at the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre.

The community based project is a subject at the University of Pretoria. The students are in their second year and this is one of the subjects that they have chosen. They have to give 30-40 hours of community work, to any organisation of their choosing. One of students’ father contacted us and asked if they could please do their community work with us.

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Anrich Haar, Alicia Mulder, Eben Vorster, Alicia Maritz & Shani van Kraayenburg arrived at the Centre on the 29 March 2015, where they were coordinated by Willa Riekert  (HESC’s facilities manager).

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The students were involved (with the close supervision of Willa of course) in the designing of a new enclosure, building our Bokkie Bok Bok (HESC’s Duiker) a little house. They had to get involved in bush clearing for the new enclosure, rock painting for the Easter Egg Hunt and general assistance around the property.

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We were sad to see the students depart on the 04 April 2015, but hopefully they will return to visit the centre and see what a difference they have made!

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