February 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: 1st – 21st February 2011

HESC Students - Maaike & Amanda

Maaike Spuij & Amanda Murray

Maaike Spuij

I’m an 18 year old girl from Holland. I finished school last year and I’m starting university next year, so this gives me the opportunity to go to Africa. At home I work in a reading café, where I spend most of the day baking sweet pastries. In my spare time I do athletics. I absolutely love it. I train six times a week, and before I got here I went to do some training in Pretoria. I hope to meet a lot of people while here, so that I can go home with a lot of experience and many great stories to tell of my time in Africa.

Amanda Murray

I am 18 yrs old and live in Edinburgh in Scotland. I am currently taking a year off before going to college to study vet nursing. I love animals and feel like this is an opportunity of a lifetime.