This quarter (January – March 2017) we supported Wild Shots Outreach, by funding a residential weekend for South African schoolchildren.
Wild Shots started its educational outreach programme in November 2015. The project aims to engage young South African people from disadvantaged communities in wildlife and wild places through photography. Based in Hoedspruit, the programme is aimed at government school children in villages bordering the Kruger Park. The vast majority of these children have never visited a national park or reserve before. In the first 12 months, 15 programmes have been run with 158 student graduates.
Our donation will fund a residential weekend for 8 students. The course will consist of 2 days of classroom sessions with DLSR training and a game drive in a wildlife reserve. Cameras will be provided for the sessions and for the visit to the reserve. The workshop will be followed by a discussion session for the students to review their work and talk about what they’ve learnt. The students will be presented with certificates and prints of their photographs and the school will receive a camera so that the students can continue to use their new skills.