Review of the year 2021: Children Projects
Despite Corona, we remain committed to our goal of reaching 62,000 (approx. 90%) children and young people in and around Botswana’s wildlife contact areas with conservation education programmes by the end of 2025. By 2020, a total of almost 14,500 children aged 3-18 years participated in the projects – reaching 1590 of them in 2021 alone.
Through our Education 4 Conservation approach, we want to improve the living and learning situation of vulnerable children, bring them closer to nature and wildlife through fun and encounters, and fight poverty in the country in the long term through better education. This year, we have again reached more than 1590 children with our education programmes, including a new project in Quqao. At the beginning of 2022, the next children’s programmes for approximately 360 children and young people will be set up in the villages of Motopi, Marutsha, Ditshiping, Xarexao and Boro.
E4C Graduation 2021, Botswana
The entire local population benefits from this holistic approach of E4C. Childcare enables parents to work and become financially independent. They also learn about alternative sources of income such as ecotourism and that living with wildlife can only be dangerous but can also offer opportunities.