Timbavati Foundation Environmental School Senior School Students Accommodated: = 448 Junior School Students Accommodated: = 416 Meals Provided: Breakfasts = 2176 Lunches = 2176 Dinners = 1248 Meet the staff Bongane Mashile (Location: Aplos Chiloane Primary School) “I am very happy to work with the GCC program because I am gaining knowledge about nature conservation. At first I did not know nothing about wildlife and we didn’t have conservation in our community. I would like to thank the Timbavati Foundation and GCC for giving me the opportunity to become a Future Ranger Facilitator. It teaches me about both natural and built up environments. I am able to raise awareness of issues, imparting the knowledge of the environment upon which we all depend, as well as action we take to improve and sustain it. I bring nature into the classroom and also take learners outside to learn. It is my passion to inspire learners in this field”. Lefa Malapane (Location: Mahlekisana Primary School) “Since I started this Future Rangers program I feel like a brand new person because now I love the environment more than my personal life. I have gained more experience, knowledge and skills in this program. As an Environmental Facilitator I now see things in an environmental way. The Future Rangers program is very good. The kids love it very much and are enjoying it, even me to be honest. I really enjoy working with kids in this program. I would really like to thank the Timbavati Foundation for this great opportunity they have given me. Thank you very much”. Ally Mazibuko (Location: Nhlengelo Primary School) “I am very happy to work for the Timbavati Foundation and GCC. I am enjoying it because I am exploring my knowledge with other people everyday, more especially the kids. I am teaching the kids everyday how to take care of our nature and how to use natural resources in a sustainable way. Ever since I started I see an improvement because we have clean schools and the kids know what to do and what not to do. This makes me proud because most of the children are taking an interest in nature. I would like to study more so that I can have more knowledge in spreading the word of nature conservation”.
Timbavati Foundation Environmental School (Continued) Meetings with school principals The Timbavati Foundation has started a new phase of communication with the schools we assist. We identified a need to have a more direct line to the needs of our local schools and are now facilitating regular meetings with all the school principals, Senior and junior schools are accommodated and the first such meeting was very well represented. A variety of needs were highlighted and more importantly, the principals themselves were able to assess first hand on the services we provide for the learners under their supervision. The environmental school believes that we will be better able to address the needs of all the schools using this medium of communication and we look forward to the next meeting. Future Rangers program The Future Rangers program is a tool which has the potential to influence the future in regard to sustainability and improvement of the environment and wildlife management of our African landscape. The curriculum is designed to stimulate the minds of our youngsters and encourage them to pursue a future career in some form of environmental or wildlife management field. The Timbavati Foundation works closely with Global Conservation Corps (GCC) to achieve these goals.