How can we love nature if we have never experienced it?
We believe that children will not be motivated to care for the environment unless they feel a sense of respect, love and connection to the earth. And how can we love nature if we have never experienced it? Many of the children growing up in the Cape Flats are faced with challenges such as high unemployment rates, gangsterism, and drug and alcohol abuse. Many seldom leave this harsh environment and have never seen or experienced the numerous forests, mountains, beaches and animal sanctuaries which Cape Town has to offer.
“I have always seen the mountain from my back yard and always wished I could climb it one day. Today was my first time walking on Table Mountain and it was a dream come true.”
Annelisiwe, Grade 6
Our Eco-Explorers Club is run by our environmental coordinator, Xoli Fuyani – take a few minutes getting to know Xoli
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