Shamwari Conservation Project

Shamwari Conservation Project

Student from St John's School trying to raise £2000 to go to South Africa to aid in the conservation of wildlife in a game reserve.

Unfortunately, this project was not successful

How I Will Help

I want to help conserve the wildlife within the Shamwari Game Reserve, South Africa. To do this I will be working within the reserve on various conservation projects including; game counts, park inspections, anti poaching patrols and community projects. Also, I will be working in the animal rehabilitation centre tending to the animals located there and ensure that they have the best possible standard of care whilst I am there.


Why I Care About This Project

I want to aid in the conservation of animals within this reserve as i believe all animals should have the best possible chance at survival and should be able to thrive in the best possible habitat. I am very excited to have the opportunity to travel to the reserve with my school to do some hand on work with the reserve staff In Shamwari.


When Will this Take Place

I will arrive in South Africa at the reserve near Port Elizabeth on the 28th of March 2016 and will stay in the reserve for 12 days where I will be working hard to help conservation of this area.


How I Will Be Fundraising

This year I plan to cycle to Brighton from London. This is approximately a 100km cycle over the South Downs from capital to coast. If I manage to raise £1000 I will do the cycle in a lion onesie. Furthermore a proportion of the money fundraised will be donated to the St John's community mencap holiday.


St John's School Community Holiday

The St John’s community holiday hosts children with disablities between the ages of 10-16 at the school for a week. During the holiday the children are treated to muliple outings such as theatre productions and trips to theme parks as well as having a great time at the school, singing, dancing and participating in many other exciting activities.

It allows parents and carers of the children a week of much-needed rest, safe in the knowledge that their children are being fully cared for and supported, and having a fantastic time. Furthermore the St John's pupils and staff that volunteer during the week also have found the holiday immensely rewarding and enjoyable.