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LOCATION: Khwai Private Reserve, Makgadikgadi Pans, Botswana
PI Jennifer Lalley, Lesley McNutt

2019 expanded the exciting partnership forged between Coaching Conservation, Natural Selection Safaris and the Natural Selection Conservation Trust. This new CC Safari program offers 6 animal activities, a guides’ reference book, and a game drive companion publication that can be enjoyed by the whole family. It also gives kids the opportunity to become global ambassadors for Coaching Conservation.

“We at Natural Selection are enthusiastic about the professional CC program being offered through our Natural Selection guides to our younger guests and local communities. We look forward to integrating Coaching Conservation into more Natural Selection experiences in 2020.”

Jennifer Lalley, Director and Chair of the Natural Selection Conservation Trust

HIGHLIGHTS KHWAI VILLAGE KIDS PROGRAM

This 3 day CC program provided an immersion into wildlife, the challenges animals face and nature’s importance for our planet and lives. The Sable Alley guides and the CC team took the children under their wing and guided them through fun and educational activities using fascinating animal traits as inspiration. The game drives allowed the children to see wildlife through the eyes of a guide, enabling them to gain a new respect for animals and create their own connection with nature – and perhaps be inspired to become guides themselves one day!

NATURAL SELECTION IMPACTS

3 Day Natural Selection Safari Guide Training workshop, 8 guides trained to deliver CC.

3 Day Khwai Community Kids Program- 25 Khwai community kids participated.

8 day CC Natural Selection Guide Training, 6 additional guides trained.

80 families received the NS family safari Kids Program.

1 day Moramoto Communtiy Kids Program, 30 kids participated.

HIGHLIGHTS KHWAI VILLAGE KIDS PROGRAM

One of the questions on the post participation survey asks the Children – What would you do if someone you know was poaching rhino?

“My first opinion, I will call the Wildlife College to teach and coach the people about rhino, and then they can know the importance of animals. But I must also call the police because what the poacher is doing is wrong.”

In speaking to the educator assigned to working with the program (from Muchuchi Primary) about the impact he’s noted on the children:

“The first thing is that the children sing the 3R’s song in their own time. This is good because it makes them remember to respect themselves, each other and environment. They have also taken an interest in wild animals and want to experience being with wildlife… The school is also benefitting, because the (CC) children are now picking up litter and setting an example for others.”

The coaches were asked to send in reports of their experience as coaches and mentors (keeping in mind this was a pilot programme for all involved) the most notable response was:

“CC has been a blessing because as coaches we can give back to the children in our villages. They’re playing and learning at the same time. We have the chance to coach in soccer, but also to be like the elephant and mentor children as they develop.”

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