For the second year running, the African Wildlife Conservation Fund was invited as guests of honor to the Grade Seven Graduation Day held by a cluster of schools on the Save Valley Conservancy’s western boundary. These schools; Chedutu, Checheni, Ziki and Chinyika, are all part of our conservation education program and Chedutu, Checheni and Chinyika are all AWCF predator-scholarship winning schools as well.
The day was a great success, with good attendance.
One of the main aims was to encourage primary school leavers to continue to secondary school, and to encourage the parents, who also attended, that this was something worth paying for. Wildlife was the theme of the day, and AWCF community liaison officer Victor Chibaya spoke about the value of wildlife and the importance of conserving it. Victor, and our attachment student Nobesuthu Ngwenya also got an opportunity to meet two of our scholarship students, who had attended the participating primary schools.
We look forward to working with these schools more.