International Wetlands Awareness Programme
- By: Thandisile Fatyela
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/international-wetlands-awareness-programme
We would like to raise funding to take a group of 240 learners to Helderberg Nature Reserve as part of our organisation's environmental awareness programmes. For now, our organisation does not have a committed donor and funding, it is very challenging for us to take the schools to the protected areas because of the lack of funding.
Funding allocation will be used for 4 bus trips, each trip will consist of 60 learners from four different schools from Lwandle in Strand. The beneficiaries are learners from previously disadvantaged communities, and the purpose of this trip is to connect the learners with nature and involve them on various environmental awareness programmes so that they can understand and have respect for nature. Their experience will help them to have love for nature, and they will also be inspired to have a career within the environmental conservation sector. and some of the funding will be allocated to buy lunch packs. We would really appreciate your donations and to make the programme successful, for both the organisation and for the learners.
- Dec 12, 2019 - R 51.41
- "Great Initiative" - Anonymous
Lwandle Hiking Club
Lwandle Hiking Club (LHC) is a non-profit company that was established for community youth and young people from previously disadvantaged community in Lwandle, Strand. The organisation was created to connect the youth and young people with nature, through our guided and unguided hikes on various protected areas (Nature Reserves, Botanical Gardens) within the Western Cape. Our organisation has offices at Nomzamo Community Trust Business Centre, Nomzamo; Strand. In November 2018 we started a community initiative through the Lwandle Hiking Club with a focus on environmental awareness and public education. Its purpose is to drive and steer environmental education programmes within focus in the Helderberg basin (Lwandle, Nomzamo, Chris Nissen Park and Asanda Village). Following is the vision and the objectives for the Lwandle Hiking Club – Environmental Education Programmes.
To grow the educational aspects of the club, through our environmental education programmes.
- To increase environmental awareness on three environmental themes: water awareness and conservation, waste management and mitigation, and biodiversity enhancement.
- Recruit and involve community youth and young people on various environmental initiatives.
- To reconnect the youth and young people with nature, through environmental day trips and visits.
Current Partnership and Project
Lwandle Hiking Club (LHC) is currently a recipient of the Table Mountain Fund (TMF) Small Grant Fund through Cape Town Environmental Education Trust (CTEET). To run the environmental education programmes for Lwandle community Schools, and the environmental education programmes are for Nomzamo High School and Khanyolwethu Secondary School and the programmes are only for grade 10s. This programme started in November 2018 and has less than 60 learners, from both schools. This programme will run until the end of September 2019 and it will come to an end.
However, Lwandle Hiking Club is forever applying for more funding to ensure the sustainability of the project and submitted project proposals to the following organisations: Cape Town Environmental Education Trust and Table Mountain Fund. Our intention is to keep the project forever running, as we want to grow within the space of environmental awareness and public education. We would really be excited to raise funds of about R100 000 to keep the project running so that we can to more schools in our community.