Six dedicated volunteer guides each received branded T-shirts, beanies and caps last week. The Pride of Groendaal guides have been volunteering for the project for between five and seven years. They regularly take groups of scholars on trails in the Groendaal nature reserve.
The t-shirts were sponsored by the Wilderness Foundation’s Conservation department, and the caps and beanies are courtesy of the Pride of Table Mountain project in Cape Town.
“These guides are very dedicated,” says Wilderness Foundation experiential education manager, Lihle Mbokazi. “They are volunteers for this project, and they pass on their passion for the environment to hundreds of learners every year.”
Each trail usually comprises 16 learners. A team of two volunteer guides each takes a group of eight learners on a trail and they meet afterwards for a social gathering to talk about their experiences
“We wanted to get outfits for the guides as a symbol of our appreciation for all of their hard work,” says Mbokazi.