Born Free Foundation - Keep Wildlife in the Wild

South Africa - Môreson Primary School

(C) BFF 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: 554

Age range: 5-11 years

Male: female ratio: 1:1

Local wildlife/environmental challenges:

  1. Water & sanitation (drought, pollution etc.);
  2. Illegal activities (illegal fishing practices, poaching etc.);
  3. Poverty & infrastructure

Key achievements in 2014/15:

  1. Last year the school was in dire need of a computer to assist the teachers in research and lesson planning. They now have this and are able to start teaching the students some basic computer skills. This will help their wider educational performance as well as their ability to learn about the environment and wildlife through computer based learning.

Key achievements in 2015/16:

  1. Water tanks were provided to help tackle the local water supply issues;
  2. Garden tools were also procured and will assist the growing of vegetables for the school kitchen, and help teach the students basic horticulture skills.

Key achievements in 2016/17:

  1. An ‘outhouse’ created more space for the school kitchen, enabling them to provide meals for the students during the day.
Born Free Foundation
Broadlands Business Campus, Langhurstwood Road
, Horsham, RH12 4QP, UK - Charity Reg. No. 1070906


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