Obviously a wondrously effective organisation. Small, but exquisite in every detail”
Bill Oddie, OBE – Birdwatcher, natural history presenter and High Five Club Patron
The High Five Club has continued to fund and organise the very popular High Five Club Conservation Football Tournament in Zambia’s Luangwa Valley, with teams from all 6 Chiefdoms in the Lupande Game Management Area bordering South Luangwa National Park taking part. This is the 3rd football tournament we have run in this area and we were thrilled this time to extend our ‘conservation through sport reach’ to girls and young women with the launch of the High Five Club Conservation Netball Tournament.
Sport is such an incredibly positive and effective medium to educate and raise awareness with the rural youth of Africa about issues surrounding wildlife conservation, HIV prevention and other development issues.
To read more click here.
High Five Club is thrilled to have once again facilitated a grant during 2017/18 from OAT to fund the development and upliftment of our partner in Zambia, Mnkhanya Community Resource Board (MCRB).
As a result of this support, in the 9 months from January to September 2017 the community scouts have conducted 2,720 man patrols, decommissioned and collected 300 wire snares, recovered 4 muzzle loading guns and apprehended 6 poachers. The scouts and their families are no longer hungry and are motivated to do their vital anti-poaching work as they feel that someone values them and appreciates the sacrifices they make in carrying out the dangerous work of protecting wildlife each day.
In Zambia we have continued our support in 2017 of a very gifted future conservationist to allow her to complete her secondary education, along with helping a talented local Zambian artist realise his dream to study art and link this into wildlife conservation.
To read more click here School Pupil Sponsorship 2017.
We are pleased to have had the opportunity to join hands with a well-respected grass-roots development organisation in Mozambique to help fund the construction of a new children’s home in Niassa in the North of the country. Pastos Verdes (Green Pastures).
To read about our support click here.