Wildlife and Environment

Teaching young people to treasure their wilderness

Africa Foundation sponsors conservation lessons for students and teachers from disadvantaged schools. Surprisingly, most local school children have never been inside their neighboring conservation area and have never seen an elephant or a lion. Many students report that their lives were changed when they realized what was on the other side of the game fence. Over the years, Africa Foundation has learned that this exposure is essential to building relationships between rural communities and their natural, wild neighborhood so that the communities understand the tangible and intangible benefits of conserving this precious resource.