December Students – Introduction

Student Programme

HESC offers people between the ages of 18 and 35 years the opportunity to experience the Centre in an intensive and hands-on 21-day programme.

It is divided into three main sections: Participation, Conservation and Sight Seeing.

The main focus of the programme is on the cheetah, and throughout their stay participants are involved in the everyday care of these magnificent animals. This includes cleaning, feeding, and where required, assisting with or observing any veterinary activities that may occur during their stay. These same activities also apply to other species being cared for at the Centre. Click here to read more.

New Intake: 6th – 26th December 2011

We welcomed four new students on Tuesday. They’ll all be with us for the whole 21 day program, except for Philippe who is leaving on the 23rd. We’re also expecting some more students, and as soon as they arrive we’ll introduce them to you.

Left to right: Philippe Jehenson; Petra Botzem; Francesca Baroni; Chiara Tosini

Philippe Jehenson: I’m from Belgium, where I work in medical research management at European level.

Petra Botzem: I come from Germany. I love nature and animals, and maybe this time at HESC can be a small step towards conserving nature and helping an organization that takes care of endangered animals.

Francesca Baroni: I’m a vet student from Italy.  I love both domestic and wild animals. This is my first trip to Africa and I am very excited at the prospect of everything to come.

Chiara Tosini: I’m also a vet student from Italy. My biggest dream is to work with big cats, especially cheetahs.

Three new members have since joined the program, bringing our December group to a grand total of seven! Fabrice Sclavo, who is from France, arrived on the 7th. Anna Kogan and Renuka Soley both arrived on the 10th, and are also both from England. All three of our new students will be spending Christmas with us!

HESC December Students

Left to right: Anna Kogan, Renuka Soley, Fabrice Sclavo

Greetings from Africa,

The December Gang