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 connected The Edmund Waller School in London with the Mara Riante Nursery School in Kenya. It is hoped that a strong relationship between the two schools is forming and that in the months to come the schools will be eligible to receive further help from The British Council’s Connecting Classrooms initiative.
We have recently joined hands with the Chipembele Wildlife Education Trust in Zambia’s Luangwa Valley in support of their Zambian Student’s Fund. The aim is to conduct a ground-breaking International Conservation Exchange, linking their Zambian Chipembele Conservation Club students with students from a school in Australia.
In 2014 ten of their most outstanding students will visit Adelaide on an international conservation education exchange. This will be the first time these rural children will have travelled outside their country. We have contributed towards their travel fee to Australia by purchasing a tile on Chipembele’s supporter’s Wall ($200/£134.99) www.chipembele.org/supporterswall.
We are thrilled this month to be together providing a further hand up to the ABATO Children’s Trust in Uganda with the provision of desks and benches for the 2 new classes we funded at their pre-school in December.
We have also expanded our water project in Zambia’s Luangwa Valley providing safe, clean drinking water to a further 2,500 rural Zambians.
Take a look at the 2 project briefs attached and see how your support is making a real difference to the lives of people living in wildlife areas of Africa. Inspiring communities that we know personally, and that are lifting themselves out of poverty. It is truly amazing to see our collective funds going such a long way………
If you feel inspired to make an even bigger impact to the reach of our High Five Club, why not encourage just one new person to join the High Five Club today!
Last week saw Manny performing in the conservation thriller SNARED (see www.snaredblog.com) at the Gulbenkian Theatre in Canterbury, raising funds for High Five Club’s and the Born Free Foundation’s work in Zambia. We attracted new members and raised almost £500. Many thanks to H5C Patron Bill Oddie OBE and our newest H5C member, primatologist Ian Redmond OBE, for taking time out to travel to Canterbury and participate in the lively Q&A session post performance.
Thank you for all you are doing to change lives in Africa, £5 at a time.
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