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Community Outreach

Helping Communities to Thrive

The communities surrounding protected wildlife areas in Africa are key stakeholders in conservation. The work that we support aims to help communities to thrive both socially and economically while living in peace with the surrounding wildlife and wilderness areas.

Community Outreach Programs

Cadet Ranger Program in Zimbabwe

The Malilangwe Trust
The Malilangwe Trust
The Cadet Ranger Program is a Malilangwe community initiative, which is an augmentation of the Malilangwe Scouts. The inaugural course was initiated on 10 December 2018 with 22 young men (aged 16 to 19 years) recruited from the neighboring Dhumisani Secondary School.

Community Upliftment in Tanzania

Grumeti Fund
Grumeti Fund
UPLIFT (Unlocking Prosperous Livelihoods for Tomorrow), developed by the Grumeti Fund (GF), is a program focused on community upliftment in Africa.

Conservation Education Program in Zimbabwe

The Malilangwe Trust
The Malilangwe Trust
Malilangwe’s Conservation Education Program started in 2012, is designed, instructed, and funded by The Malilangwe Trust.  The course is aimed at Grade 6 students (ages 11 to 15) from eleven Government Schools in neighbouring communities, to instill an appreciation for wildlife, conservation, global sustainability, environmental processes, cultural heritage and equip the youngsters with a range of life skills. 

E-Learning Center in Zimbabwe

The Malilangwe Trust
The Malilangwe Trust
Mwenje Primary School’s E-Learning Center is an eco-friendly classroom, powered by solar energy and fitted with tanks to store harvested rainwater. The main purpose of the center is for the use of electronic technologies for students to access an educational curriculum, based on the Zimbabwe Government School syllabus.

Enterprise Development in Tanzania

Grumeti Fund
Grumeti Fund
Alternative options for income and business development in Africa need to be realized so that households that rely on poaching revenue can break free from their dependence on these illegal activities. ACCF supports Grumeti Fund’s partnership with Raizcorp – an entrepreneurial development incubator with a proven track record of success in business development in Africa.

Environmental Education Center in Tanzania

Grumeti Fund
Grumeti Fund
Successful and sustainable wildlife preservation is only possible when quality environmental and wildlife conservation education is in place. ACCF supports Grumeti Fund’s focus on environmental education and the critical role each individual plays in minimizing his or her impact on the earth’s limited resources.

Girl Child Empowerment Trust (GCET) in Zimbabwe

The Malilangwe Trust
The Malilangwe Trust
Girl Child Empowerment Trust is borne of Morenlet Muravu (teacher, social worker, motivational speaker) with a vision to GCET being a dynamic and reputable leader in the greater understanding of and active participation on behalf of girls and young women in girl child issues.

Health & Wellness at Malilangwe

The Malilangwe Trust
The Malilangwe Trust
Malilangwe is home to all its staff and their immediate families, who reside in three different villages on the property. As such, an environment that nurtures happiness and good health has been created.

Khomonani Women’s Garden in Zimbabwe

The Malilangwe Trust
The Malilangwe Trust
Khomonani Irrigation Scheme was set up by Malilangwe in 2008 (in line with United Nations Development Programme) to provide funding and support of a market garden, which is managed by a group of 21 women. The garden has a borehole, pump, and generator system, as well as a 30,000-liter water storage tank, gravity-fed canals, and storage sheds.

Malilangwe’s Nutrition Program

The Malilangwe Trust
The Malilangwe Trust
Malilangwe’s Child Supplementary Feeding Program shifted operations with a transition from corn-soya porridge, which had previously been distributed to 400 sites, replacing it with mahewu (a highly nutritious drink) which is currently distributed to 32 schools and 4 orphanages. 

Sustainability at Malilangwe

The Malilangwe Trust
The Malilangwe Trust
The Sustainability department aims to mitigate environmental problems that stem from the communities that live on and around the Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve. There are three key areas of focus; waste management, energy use, and water use.

Women and Girls Empowerment in Tanzania

Grumeti Fund
Grumeti Fund
We support Women and Girls Empowerment programs and events that aim to correct the imbalance caused by the many barriers put in the way of girls realizing their full potential. Our Community Outreach Program focuses on three main areas: Environmental Awareness, Enterprise Development, and Education, and across all of these programs is Women and Girls Empowerment. 

Youth Education in Tanzania

Grumeti Fund
Grumeti Fund
The ACCF supports African youth education initiatives run by the Grumeti Fund (GF) in Tanzania. These initiatives focus on providing educational scholarships and mentorship programs to local youth. Specific vocational studies within conservation and tourism sectors are key, and students are further supported by being paired with mentors from GF to develop the life skills required for employment in the sector.
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