The Student Programme adopts a school

Learners from Paulos Ngobeni school visiting HESC

At HESC we have an “adopt a cheetah” program that complements our ongoing fundraising efforts. This initiative has proven to be both popular and successful. If you click on the Sponsorship & Funding drop-down menu on our homepage, you’ll be able to read more about it. You can also see who our current adoptive parents are.

The overwhelmingly positive response to this project inspired us to reciprocate with an adoption program of a different kind.

The Centre’s Student Program took the initiative to take the Paulos Ngobeni Primary School under its wing.

While the Student Program doesn’t have the necessary funds to contribute financially to the school, they can offer something of equal importance.


Once a month the student coordinators and their current intake of students pick up about 12 learners from the Paulos Ngobeni school.

The kids (who are in the region of ten years old) are brought to HESC for a day of learning and fun.

They are taken on a full tour of the Centre where they get to meet all of our residents.

Volunteers from the student intake give the youngsters lectures on wildlife and conservation, and afford them the opportunity to ask questions and indulge their natural curiosity.

They also do exercises, play games and break halfway for a well-deserved lunch.

Whenever possible, we take goods that have been donated or sponsored back to the school at the end of the day.

This is our way of giving back to the community. Why not share some of your own LeadSA stories with us?

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Until next time 😉