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.
We have a diverse group of people in our group. Deborah is from Switzerland, Kaileigh is from Canada, Kiefer and Sheryl are both from the USA, and Hannah and Nina are both from England. The majority of our group consists of undergraduate students with wide range of disciplines. We are all here for a new adventure, as well as to find a focus for future careers and studies. As we begin day one we anxiously await our first cheetah sighting.
Group B: Duma Love
Lisa broekhuizen, Divya Nemani, Issi Mead, Leanne Tunaley, Dana Yeager
We are Duma Love: Dana, Lisa, Leanne, Issi, Divya and Tom who will be joining us later today. We come from England, Netherlands, Canada, USA and Luxembourg. We are here to learn about and experience South African culture, as well as get hands on with the animals in the Centre. Dana is a biologist studying big cats, Leanne is studying Extended Diploma Animal Management and also works one day a week in a vet practice. Divya is currently in her third year of Wildlife Biology and in the making of a Veterinarian. Issi is the baby of the group, hoping to study Zoology at University. Lisa is going to start her third year of Forest and Nature Conservation in September.