CC RAPID AWARENESS PROGRAM
POWERED BY GOOD WORK FOUNDATION
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH: Investec Rhino Lifeline
Good Work Foundation (GWF) began delivering Coaching Conservation’s Rapid Awareness Programs in 2017, with the aim of educating Grade 5 school children in rural Mpumalanga on rhino conservation and increasing awareness of the poaching crisis. This project, funded by Investec Rhino Lifeline, has reached 5322 children over the past three years and will reach a further 2150 in 2020.
This has been an “add-on” to GWF’s existing digital learning, called the “Open Learning Academy”, where Grade 4 learners use digital tools to improve their maths and English literacy.
The program continues to have significant reach, and impact in communities situated in conservation rich areas, particularly those bordering the Kruger National Park and the Sabi Sand Wildtuin. We now have 17 committed GWF staff trained as CC facilitators who bring fun, energy, and passion for conservation to every school they reach. The CC programs help foster a love for and a connection with the environment, alongside a healthy respect for self and others.
Comments from school teachers after the program:
“I would like to now integrate CC into my Life Science and Social Science lessons.”
“I have learnt today that we are all connected to animals.”
Comments from children:
“We need to keep rhinos alive so that other children can see them.”
Comments from coaches:
“If we are able to reach our communities, the message about rhinos will spread to all rural communities by word of mouth, as many do not have access to media.”
IMPACT REPORTING FOR COACHING CONSERVATION 2019 GOOD WORK FOUNDATION
2143 Grade 5 Rhino RAP program participants
20 programs delivered
20 schools reached
20 school principles informed
17 coaches and facilitators trained, mentored, and upskilled to teach CC