Children the world over are becoming ever-distanced from nature to the point where it has acquired the term of “Nature Deficit Disorder”.
Furthermore, with a failing education system that sees fewer than 15% of youth attaining results that will gain them an entrance to university and having over 50% of our youth unemployed, destruction of nature is often seen as of little consequence.
We hope to change this view and have developed our crèche-to-career model in order to help children develop a passion for the natural environment and mechanisms to focus this interest for them to enter a career in the Green Economy.
Whilst we aim to expose all of Cape Town’s children to our unrivalled biodiversity and the world’s most threatened, endemic vegetation, unfortunately many children cannot afford to attend one of our life-changing programmes. As a consequence we direct much of our funds to subsidise children from struggling communities.
By bringing your school or group on a programme with us, you are helping us ensure long-term sustainability of our organisation, allowing us to host and sponsor groups which cannot afford the costs of one of these programmes.