The Umbabat Outreach programme was formally initiated in July 2018 and falls under the Communications and Stakeholder Engagement Portfolio. The programme has aligned itself with the Bushbuckridge Integrated Development Plan in order to contribute to community and environmental upliftment within the Greater Kruger.
The Primary Focus has been on the Youth, Orphans and Vulnerable Children in the rural communities of Acornhoek in Mpumalanga, South Africa. Currently, we have four Environmental Monitors (EM) who assist us in the community at two different venues: Sigagula Children’s Centre and Tsakane Special School. They not only learn teaching skills by provide capacity to the schools, but also add value to the learners through lesson focused around Education for Sustainable Development (ESD).
In June 2019 we started an internship programme at the reserve in order to give our EM’s work related experience, thus contributing to their skills and experience required for formal work placement.
To read more about our activities in 2018/ 2019 click here
Internal Reserves also have their own smaller outreach projects that allow for children from the surrounding rural communities, and vulnerable children, to experience everything the Umbabat has to offer by staying in the Reserve. To read more about the July 2019 camp hosted by Ingwelala at Sibon farm click here
A variety of projects are currently underway requiring funding. If you are interested in supporting any of these initiatives please click here