The Grootbos Foundation mission statement: The conservation of biodiversity of Grootbos and its surrounds and development of sustainable nature based livelihoods through ecotourism, research, management and education.
perchè partecipi al network/ why do you want to join
To share knowledge and to be inspired.
parole chiave/key words (education, studies, travels, experiences)
conservation of biodiversity, upliftment through education,
che cosa offri/ what do you offer (education, consulting, welcoming, data)
The Grootbos Foundation runs the Green Futures
The Grootbos Foundation is based on the Grootbos Nature Reserve, who runs two luxury five star lodges.
The Grootbos Foundation runs Grootbos's non profit social upliftment programmes. Our projects include the Green Futures Horticultural and Life Skills College and the Growing the Future Food Production and Life Skills College.
Green Futures was established in 2003 provides training to 12 unemployed individuals annually.
Growing the Future was established in 2009 and provides training to 8 unemployed women annually. The women are taught sustainable, organic agriculture and life skills.
In total we train 20 unemployed youths from Gansbaai and Stanford areas, of whom over half of the beneficiaries are women.
The Grootbos Foundation, in conjunction with various partners (Football Foundation of South Africa, Dyer Island Conservation Trust and various other role players) run an environmental education programme that focuses on teaching 20 Grade 7 learners about their environment and their place in it. Each term we use students from a different school.
che cosa chiedi/what do you ask (help for work, knowledge, advertising, exchange of data or experiences)
sharing of knowledge and experiences.
proposte valoriali e etiche/ ethics proposals (environmental aspects, cultural respect, gender benefits )
conservation of biodiversity through ecotourism, research, managment and education