South Africa

In Cape Town, South Africa we worked with our partners at the Marine Primary School to help educate people about African wildlife conservation. Many people in the community don't have a good relationship with the local wildlife and view them as pests. We learned that the school's community was forcibly removed from Cape Town during the Apartheid era and remains impoverished, and the school facilities showed lack of current government support. The teacher who showed us around, Henriette Voigt, is a bright light, as a couple of students made clear when they ran to greet her on a Sunday. The school had an amazing school/community garden, complete with an outdoor classroom. They were extremely grateful for the art supplies we brought, and we broke through shyness to share stories about Kids Saving Critters with the African kids.

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