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Help Siboniso to help Rhinos

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I am raising funds for Siboniso Mthiyane. He is my in-home assistant's son. He is 26 years old.

I am crowdfunding for Siboniso so that he can pay to go and volunteer at Thula Thula Private Game reserve Volunteers Academy and gain relevant on-hand experience in dealing with Rhino and Elephants at their Volunteers Bush Camp. 

This will cost roughly R7000 per week. It would be great if he could go there for a few months. He has completed a Diploma in Nature Conservation at UNISA and currently volunteers at CROW in KZN, South Africa. As it is just him and his mother, their funds are very limited.

Siboniso requires this type of volunteer program as he has not been able to get a job in the conservation field as he does not have enough experience. This Volunteer Bush Camp will provide relevant working experience and allow him to be able to enter into the job market. Hopefully, this campaign will be able to raise more than enough whereby he will be able to stay on for longer than thirteen weeks. He has been more than willing to volunteer so far as he understands the need for experience, however, he needs to start earning an income. He is very passionate about his career and wants to work with Rhino. 

The funds will be mostly used for the fees he has to pay to Thula Thula being R7000 per week for a minimum of 3 months. The balance will be for clothing, boots, travel and other ad-hoc personal expenses. Thula Thula will cover his accommodation and food. The project is not only volunteering with Rhino and Elephants, but also includes wildlife management and community work.

Cost of Volunteering at Thula Thula:      

Per week (includes accommodation and food) 

R7,000 x 13 weeks  = Total: R91,000 

Personal expenses:    

  • Bush Khaki Clothing and raincoat R2,000    
  • Shoes and boots R1,500    
  • Medicine (first aid kit) R300    
  • Binoculars R750    
  • Mosquito repellants R250    
  • Toiletries and towels R500    
  • Heavy-duty gloves R300    
  • Backpack R1,250    
  • Torches - Head torch R250    
  • Torches - Hand torch R300    
  • Travel costs: From Durban to Empangeni and return 1 round trip R800    
  • Ad hoc expenses R800  

Total: R9,000

Funds raised will be paid into my bank account which I will then distribute to Thula Thula.

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  • Dec 15, 2019 - USD $ 70.38
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I am raising funds for Siboniso Mthiyane. He is my in-home assistant's son. He is 26 years old. I am crowdfunding for Siboniso so that he can pay to go and volunteer at Thula Thula Private Game reserve Volunteers Academy and gain relevant on-hand experience in dealing with Rhino and Elephants at their Volunteers Bush Camp.