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Education for a better future

The knowledge of a potential peaceful coexistence between humans and animals was lost across generations because the demands on the land have risen. Local parents teach their children either very little about wildlife or they only tell them that it is dangerous. This way wildlife tourism appears to the children to be incomprehensible because they do not know more about the impressive uniqueness of their environment. SAVE provides environmental education for children to show them the positive aspects of wildlife and make them see nature as a chance for their future.

Botswana

Botswana is a country with a wide variety of natural beauty, e.g. the Okavango Delta, the Chobe national park, the Makgadikgadi Pan and the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site Tsodilo Hills, just to name a few. Botswana impresses tourists from all over the world with its fascinating wildlife. For locals it means a life in direct neighborhood with wild animals like elephants and lions.



Congo

The Republic of the Congo is still a very primordial and adventurous country. Its characteristic landscape is embossed by rain forests. Separated by the Congo River the so-called “small Congo” borders the larger Democratic Republic of the Congo. The region has many natural resources such as crude oil and diamonds but also a very turbulent past due to colonization and civil war. Constant heteronomy left its mark on people even though they now have the opportunity to determine their own destiny, which still does not work flawlessly without support. A large proportion of the population lives in the capital Brazzaville. Its inhabitants only have little contact with their homeland’s natural beauty – just like European townsfolk. The rural population lives close to wildlife and untouched wilderness which they prey on due to lost knowledge and poverty.


Concept

Children are supplied with basics which allow them to attend school. Through environmental education they learn about the value of nature and wildlife around them. Practice-oriented experiences in their immediate environment deepen the understanding.

A proud perception of their country increases the children’s self-confidence and has a positive impact on their development. They learn to establish a peaceful coexistence with nature and how to benefit from it.

Through strengthening the childrens' personalities, educating them about the environment and showing them future perspectives in eco tourism we want to support the childrens careers, sustainable local tourism and realise the vision of stronger species protection.

„Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.“ – Nelson Mandela

Concept

Children are supplied with basics which allow them to attend school. Through environmental education they learn about the value of nature and wildlife around them. Practice-oriented experiences in their immediate environment deepen the understanding.

A proud perception of their country increases the children’s self-confidence and has a positive impact on their development. They learn to establish a peaceful coexistence with nature and how to benefit from it.

Through strengthening the childrens' personalities, educating them about the environment and showing them future perspectives in eco tourism we want to support the childrens careers, sustainable local tourism and realise the vision of stronger species protection.

„Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.“ – Nelson Mandela


SAVE projects in Botswana

Click on the SAVE Children's Projects below to learn more about the activities and progress of our children's projects in Botswana.

Motho le Phologolo (Shakawe)
Bana Ba Lenong (Moreomaoto)
Bana Ba Motswedi (Gweta)
Bana Ba Ditlou (Kasane)
Odzala