Obviously a wondrously effective organisation. Small, but exquisite in every detail”
Bill Oddie, OBE – Birdwatcher, natural history presenter and High Five Club Patron
We have joined hands with Game Rangers International (GRI) to build wildlife-proof granaries in effected villages around Kafue National Park in Zambia. The idea behind the wildlife-proof granaries is simple – build low-cost, sturdy, brick granaries without roofs (which elephants and primates can easily dismantle) in vulnerable, wildlife-targeted villages.
This simple intervention will go a long way to help reduce human wildlife-conflict in this wildlife rich area of Zambia for the benefit of both the local community and wildlife.
For more information read here.
Last year we joined hands together to contribute towards enabling 10 rural children from Zambia’s Luangwa Valley to take part in an exchange visit to Australia.
This lively, creative film clip beautifully captures the essence of their educational trip to Australia. It shows the students having fun and with boundless energy, engaging with experts in different fields of conservation, learning about scientific methods, displaying a wonder in and fascination for Australian wildlife, landscapes and the ocean, and having a genuine passion for global conservation.
This Conservation Exchange programme with Pulteney Grammar School in Adelaide shows just how valuable international links can be and how they can transform not only the lives of the students who engage in them but those of everyone else who takes part.
For these students, who have settled back incredibly well into routine life and school studies in Zambia, the real journey has only just begun…………
This month the High Five Club has joined hands with Eastbourne College in East Sussex to launch a pioneering “Breakfast Club” at Malimba Community School in Zambia, providing pupils with a nutritious porridge cooked by volunteers from the community each school day.
Malimba Basic School is a rural school in Zambia’s Luangwa Valley. There is much poverty in this community and the children often go to school hungry, or miss school altogether to look for food or because they are too hungry to walk, for some up to 5km, to walk there.
The idea of a sponsored feeding programme at Malimba Community School is as simple as it is effective – full bellies mean fuller classrooms and improved learning. The availability of one decent meal a day for these children will mean that attendance levels will soar – children will no longer need to miss classes to go out and search for food. The boost to daily nutritional levels that such a feeding programme will provide means that the basic health of the children should improve dramatically, thus helping them to fight off the malaria and other diseases and infections they can so easily fall prey to. Many have been HIV positive since birth.