Obviously a wondrously effective organisation. Small, but exquisite in every detail”
Bill Oddie, OBE – Birdwatcher, natural history presenter and High Five Club Patron
We bring glad tidings of the second year of the High Five Club Conservation Football Tournament in Zambia’s Luangwa Valley. And what a success it has been this year!! We are so encouraged about how football is allowing us to get important conservation and health messages to the youth in this rural area.
To read about this exciting initiative click here.
High Five Club members and our long-term educational benefactor Roffey Homes of East Sussex have together funded the renovation of both the girls and boys dormitories at Chunga School. These were posing a danger to the pupil’s lives as they were collapsing around them!
The pupils had decided to paint images of monkeys and baboons on the walls in acknowledgement that H5C’s support in renovating their dormitories had been delivered in partnership with Zambia Primate Project. This H5C intervention really is a win-win for both people and wildlife!
To find out more click here.
High Five Club is thrilled to have facilitated grant provision from the Olsen Animal Trust (OAT) to fund the development and upliftment of our partner organisation in Zambia during 2016, Mnkhanya Community Resource Board (MCRB).
Develeopment has included clean water provision, emergency food supplies, community scout uniforms, kit and bicycles.
As a result of this support, both people and wildlife lives have literally been saved. To read about this inspiring initiative click here.
We are happy to continue our support of Mara Riante Village School in Kenya’s Masai Mara with a contribution towards the building of a further classroom at this community-run school.
For more information click here.
The High Five Club continues its support this year of our school “Breakfast Clubs”, in the wildlife-rich Masai Mara in Kenya and South Luangwa in Zambia.
The provision of one nutritious meal a day means that attendance levels at these schools have soared. The children no longer miss class due to being too hungry to walk to school or in their search for food – the latter contributing to the levels of poaching in these wildlife areas.
For details click here Breakfast Clubs 2016 and to see our inspiring video of the feeding programme in Zambia .
High Five Club’s first school feeding programme is flourishing. Thank you to Eastbourne College’s ECHO charity for joining hands with H5C members from Day 1 to deliver this over the past few years. Attendance rates have improved from 60% to 99% and this rural school is now in the top 10 school’s in Zambia’s Eastern Province for its exam results. At just £3.70 to feed a child for a whole school year in 2016, this initiative is really changing lives and shows how a little goes a long, long way in Africa.
We are thrilled to share that High Five Club members have contributed towards a ground-breaking new on-the-job teacher training programme in Africa. Teach First is set to raise the bar of secondary school teaching standards in South Sudan, a country that has one of the lowest enrolment rates in secondary education in the world.
To learn more click here.
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