Be the Change
OurAfrica.Travel is committed to driving sustainable tourism, nature conservation, philanthropy and financial stability for protected areas. And to shine a spotlight on some of these incredible grassroots initiatives and the invaluable work they do.
We would like to encourage all exhibitors and buyers to nominate the charities and community initiatives and sustainability projects closest to their hearts. Ideally these need to be linked to the tourism industry in some way and must be registered.
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Previous causes that have been supported include:
Founded in 2015, ForRangers started in Kenya as a series of extreme endurance events to raise funds and awareness for Africa’s rangers – everyday heroes who put their lives on the line so that our wildlife can continue to exist. It’s estimated that more than 1,000 rangers have been killed in the line of duty in the past decade. ForRangers has, in partnership with Save the Rhino International, sponsored more than US $2m worth of kit, equipment and training for over 2,500 rangers across 14 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Watch this video on the impact our donation had last year. This year you can support them again via Tuk South, four young adventurers driving two tuk tuks from Kenya to Cape Town ForRangers.
Mukambi Community School
The Mukambi Community School in Zambia’s Kafue National Park was founded in 2006 to provide a good standard of education to Mukambi’s staff’s children and the local community. The results have been fantastic, and the well-equipped school now provides 45 local children with a high standard of education, as well as permanent employment for five teachers. Every year all the grade 7 pupils graduate with flying colours and go on to attain places at secondary schools throughout Zambia. The school is supported by a charity called Cikoko, a small UK registered charity. Teacher Timothy shares a heart-warming video update and thank you to OurAfrica.Travel supporters in this video.
How Many Elephants’ World Female Ranger Week
Adventurer Holly Budge campaigns for World Female Ranger Week each year to amplify the impact of female wildlife rangers on a global stage. This ground-breaking global awareness week, spearheaded by international NGO, How Many Elephants (HME), celebrates and supports female wildlife rangers. They’re bold, changing the game and paving the way for women to stand alongside men at the forefront of conservation, but they need allies. This year’s pioneering World Female Ranger Week will run from 23-30 June 2023 and will include online and live events, plus a fundraising platform to raise vital funds for ranger teams and share rangers’ stories. Watch the video here.
Foxes’ Community and Wildlife Conservation Trust
FCWT works hand-in-hand with the Mufindi Community in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania to provide shelter, sustenance, education and medical care for vulnerable children and their families. Current projects include providing direct orphan and foster care at the Igoda Children’s Village, overseeing the implementation of Kindergarten classrooms in local villages, sponsoring vulnerable youth in school, training local community health workers and supporting of local HIV/AIDS clinics. OurAfrica.Travel’s donation helped buy stationery, craft items and equipment for the kindergarten to assist their learning.
Nominate the charities, community initiatives and sustainability projects closest to your heart.
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