Born Free Foundation - Keep Wildlife in the Wild

Khayakhulu Primary School

(C)BF South Africa

Located in Paterson near the Shamwari Wildlife Reserve, Eastern Cape Province of South Africa, this school is a long-time partner of Born Free South Africa. Born Free’s two sanctuaries for rescued lions and leopards are set within Shamwari’s award-winning wildlife reserve.  There is also an education centre at each sanctuary where school-children and visitors are taught about the plight of captive wildlife and the need to conserve wildlife where it belongs – in the wild.

Students: 427

Age range: 9-17

Male: female ratio: 1:1

Local wildlife/environmental challenges:

  1. Water shortage;
  2. Waste disposal;
  3. Livestock grazing in the school compound;
  4. Rhino poaching;

NB: All influenced by poverty

Key achievements in 2014/15:

  1. Provision of school laptop to assist the teachers in lesson preparation

2015/16 funding:

  1. Water tanks, garden tools and fencing will help the school establish and maintain a vegetable garden, as well as preventing livestock from entering the grounds and reducing conflict.
Born Free Foundation
Broadlands Business Campus, Langhurstwood Road
, Horsham, RH12 4QP, UK - Charity Reg. No. 1070906

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