Recognising that conservation is an ongoing concern, the WCT has committed itself to educating younger generations.
Recognising that conservation is an ongoing concern, the WCT has committed itself to educating younger generations on the importance of wildlife and the environment through tailored educational activities which encourage each learner to embrace his/her ability to make a difference to global conservation.
Mindful of the need to share the expertise that they have accumulated, HESC launched a specifically structured education outreach programme in 2005. Spearheaded by founder, Lente Roode, the theme of “THE POWER OF ONE IS BOUNDLESS” forms the foundation of all education activities, encouraging each individual learner to embrace his or her ability to make a difference to global conservation.
Through HESC, WCT tries to actively support underprivileged schools.
Paulos Ngobeni Primary School
In the past, WCT has supported Paulos Ngobeni Primary School with donations including: vehicles, computers, furniture, stationery and other needed items. HESC also offered an opportunity for the learners to visit the centre annually.
WCT supports giving underprivileged individuals the opportunity to further their education in a conservation related field.
Opportunities are available to students to earn a scholarship to study conservation, including a practical internship at The Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre.
This is naturally conditional on the recipient being equipped with the necessary skills to qualify.
In 2012, The Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC) introduced art classes for underprivileged learners from Paulos Ngobeni Primary School. Through these classes, pupils have the opportunity to discover and learn about art as a means of self-expression, coupled with the practicalities of the different artistic mediums.