WildEarth, Djuma Game Reserve and Conservation South Africa recently worked together to install high speed Internet access at Hananani Primary School in the rural town of Dixie just outside the Sabi Sand wildlife reserve in South Africa. Along with the many educational benefits this has brought to the students, they are also able to join safariLIVE every day and learn to love and appreciate the beauty of the African bush that surrounds them.
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Djuma Game Reserve has a long history of working with the communities of Dixie and Utha. In 1998 Djuma built Nwa-Tumberi creche in Utha and Wisani creche in 2004. Hananani is an under-resourced government school that Djuma has been supporting for two decades now. Unfortunately, Hananani is at the end of the line and is often overlooked when resources are allocated and so it is our social responsibility to help.
This latest initiative of connecting Hananni to the internet, and hence the greater world, was truly a collaborative effort, and it simply wouldn’t have been possible without the support of WildEarth’s incredible community of caring viewers. Thank you.
WE are excited to announce the continuation of this collaborative initiative. Together with Conservation South Africa and Djuma Game Reserve we have already installed high speed internet access at another primary school in Dixie, as well as a community center, and we have identified a third primary school in Utha as the next location.
For each of the three new locations we will need four computers, and we will need TVs for the two primary schools so the kids can watch safariLIVE.
Graham created this beautiful drawing by tracing a composite of photos by James Hendry (the inimitable). You will get a high resolution version of this drawing in return for any contribution to this cause as a ‘thank you’ for your support. You will be able to print it out and even frame it. It will be yours to keep and remind you what sacrifices it takes to be a leopard in the African wilderness.
At almost 12 years old, Thandi is no beginner to survival in the Sabi Sands. But when her famous mother Karula disappeared she moved closer to home…Djuma.
Thandi chose Tingana to father a rebellious little cub eventually named Tlalamba meaning “playful” in Xitsonga. When a new male (Hukumuri) appeared on the scene Thandi had to do everything she could to save her daughter from certain death if he found her. You can contribute any amount to this PayPal email address: vt.ht1558393043raedl1558393043iw@ab1558393043malal1558393043t-idn1558393043aht1558393043 to help us get 12 Personal Computers in total (four for each location) plus TVs for the two primary schools, and the equipment necessary to stream safariLIVE.
You can also buy a T-shirt at teespring.com/thanditlalamba. All profits from these T-shirts sales will go to this project.
If there is any extra money left over WE will invest it into continuing to connect kids all over the world with nature.