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Archive for October 2017

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PHILIP SCHOFIELD RECEIVES A SURPRISE FROM SA

27 Oct 2017 0

Earlier this year, Philip Schofield, an ITV television presenter most recognized for presenting “This Morning”, which he has co-hosted since 2002, went on a South African adventure where he was brought to tears whilst filming the final instalment of his South African wildlife series.


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PERSONAL GROWTH THROUGH MENTORSHIP AT UMZI WETHU

23 Oct 2017 0

Part of the personal growth process is achieved through a mentorship programme, which aims to support and guide the youth to fulfill their potential and meet their goals.
A mentor is a person who our students can rely on and who is not associated with other adults in authority with whom they may have had difficult relationships. Mentors are a positive adult role model, and the mentorship process involves coaching, encouraging, constructively criticising, explaining, listening and guiding and sometimes simply being there for the young person.


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ELLA'S PAWSTEPS

20 Oct 2017 0

Medivet, through their Medivet Rhino campaign, is a proud supporter of the Ella project. It has been an incredible journey working in partnership with Medivet, the Chipembere Rhino Foundation and Ella and we would like to share some of Ella’s journey with you.



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MY STORY: VUYO DUBE

07 Oct 2017 0

Vuyo Dube was born on 15 August 1994 in Soweto. Shortly, after his birth, his mom was diagnosed with a mental illness and he was taken to live with his aunt at the age of 5. Vuyo speaks of his challenges he has faced in his life - living on the street and having to fend for himself. Through it all, Vuyo has held a positive attitude and has just recently graduated as a Siyazenzela graduate in Wilderness Foundation Africa’s Youth Development Programme.


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LITA BEUKES COLE MEMORIAL CONSERVATION AWARD

05 Oct 2017 0

The Lita Beukes Cole Memorial Conservation Award was handed out at an event at Babylonstoren on 27 September 2017. The inaugural award ceremony coincided with the opening of the Lita Beukes garden, which honours the memory of this passionate...


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WFA WELCOMES BABY GORILLA

03 Oct 2017 0

Wilderness Foundation Africa were recently honoured to be invited by Volkswagen Group South Africa to take part in a gorilla naming ceremony in Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda.

On Friday 1 September, Dr Andrew Muir, CEO of Wilderness Foundation...


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A life changing story of an Umzi Wethu Graduate

03 Oct 2017 0

Lwazi Xinwa, Umzi 5 graduate, has been working at Wilderness Foundation Africa for 8 years. He is currently working as Senior Facilitator of the Youth Development Programme. Lwazi is a great facilitator who has a big heart for his students and has an incredible story that we would like to share with you:


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Umzi Wethu graduate, living and working overseas at some of the most popular restaurants in the world

03 Oct 2017 0

Kwanele Ncipa, an Umzi 7 graduate, was born in a small town called Alexandria in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. He is now working as a line 2 cook in Rhode Island USA. At the age of 29 years old, Kwanele has travelled and worked internationally in some of the best restaurants in the world.
Kwanele is one of many students who have proven that no matter your circumstance, if you follow your dream and work hard you can achieve anything you set your mind to.
Read below our interview with Kwanele to find out more about his inspiring story.