Their goal is to enable today’s local underprivileged children to eventually be able to secure good employment in nature reserves, thereby improving their future quality of life. The children want to make a difference, let’s help them!
The Mission of K2C Compassion is to inspire and educate underprivileged children to care for their environment through the medium of a wildlife orphanage. Through the combination of the bush school and the Wildlife Orphanage, K2C Compassion has developed an immersive educational experience for local children to learn about the wildlife around them, the environment, anti-
What issues does K2C Compassion address?
Poaching: Although the work K2C Compassion has done over the last 10 years has contributed to a sharp decline in the amount of animals poached by our neighboring communities, it is still a problem which is very present and must be dealt with by the community.
Poor Education: With classes ranging from 67 to 132 students, it is very difficult for the children in the communities around us to attain a good level of education. Poor facilities and overcrowding create a toxic combination which debilitates the future of the children, the leaders of tomorrow.
Poor Employability Prospects: An unemployment rate of about 49% in the Limpopo Province where K2C Compassion is based, leads to tremendously poor outcomes for youngsters finishing school!
Pollution: No basic sanitation systems, poor access to water, and, most importantly, a lack of awareness and education about the recycling and waste management leads many villages in the area to be full of waste. This is not only a problem because of the 'aesthetics' of the villages, but it also creates problems of health!
Animal Welfare and Rescue: The community is used to seeing animals as tools for work or food. Wild animals are generally considered dangerous and treated as such. Care for animals, be they domestic or wild, is something which is hardly ever seen as a priority.
K2C Compassion has created a tailored educational program which aims to help and educate the children that come in multiple ways. Not only do they teach about the environment, wildlife, anti-
Moreover, part of their program is dedicated to exploring the different job opportunities that can be found in the field of wildlife conservation and tourism. This is a booming economy in the area, yet it is one that the children are not aware of!
By educating these children about social behaviour, life skills and communication, as volunteers, you will give these children more self confidence and awareness of the opportunities in life.
K2C Compassion strongly believes that by using education as the main tool, they can address these problems and tackle issues at a grassroots level by working with the young leaders of tomorrow!