Helping learners from underprivileged communities understand conservation
Visits to the centre
|Learners from an informal settlement viewing wild dogs|
|All smiles after the tour|
|Underprivileged school learners getting |
information about endangered animals
Yeats and the CHEETA team also traveled to an underprivileged school in the community of Ga-Rankuwa. After an extensive presentation about cheetahs social behaviour and anatomy, as well as information about various environmental concerns South Africa is facing, the learners got the opportunity to meet the gorgeous Yeats. Although they were a little apprehensive at first, after touching him, Yeats and the team won over a few classes of little conservationists.
|Learners meeting Yeats|
These types of visits are only possible due to support from generous sponsors, and visitors to the centre, if you would like to assist in making any donations towards visits for underprivileged learners coming to the centre, or our team visiting a community, you can do so directly on GivenGain or JustGiving or contact us for more information.
Fun times at the Ester Stewart Tented Camp
The Ester Stewart Tented Camp is one of the most exciting offerings that CHEETA has at the moment. A 16 sleeper campsite, as well as a vehicle for transporting underprivileged learner was generously sponsored by the Ester Stewart Trust to ensure that our education team could allow children of all socio-economic situations to be able to experience the beauty that the Magaliesburg biosphere and the Ann van dyk Cheetah Centre offers. During 2016, we hosted 2 orphanages for weekend stays, as well as a fantastic opportunity to bring learners from Diepsloot, Lonehill and Orange Farm together to learn from each others cultural and home lives, while enjoying the enviromental education at the centre. These children were even fortunate enough to bump into our founder, Ann van Dyk, and were given words of encouragement to protect our wildlife heritage.
We also hosted the wonderful team from the Wot-If? Trust for their year-end function, and the ladies enjoyed the rustic setting very much, with customised conferencing, meals as well as a private tour. Of course no stay at the camp would be complete without meeting Yeats, and he was a graceful as ever.
The tented camp is also a fantastic venue for leadership camps, Scout and Voortrekker groups, or even self catering getaways. Contact us for any booking enquiries. email@example.com
|Children meeting our founder, Ann van Dyk|
|Tented camp Girls vs. Boys Potjiekos competition|
at the tented camp
Holiday programme fun in December
|Meeting Timone, our cutie pie meerkat|
|The stunning Egyptian Vulture, Sagira|
The holiday programme is held every school holiday, provided we have enough participants. Book early to ensure a spot.
|Fun times on the "prey-ground"|
|Time for cleaning up|
School tours and offsite bookings
With so many choices, CHEETA has an offering for your school, eco-club, scouts and voortrekker meetings or just for fun. We can give talks at venues in Gauteng, North-West and Limpopo provinces on Cheetahs, Wild dogs, Vultures or even introduce learners to domestic animals. Our ambassador animals are always ready for some cuddles and an outing. Yeats the cheetah, Sagira the egyptian vulture and Jedi the anatolion dog are well trained and travel with our team.
At the centre, we have game drives, walking tours, education games and much more.
Please contact Rita on firstname.lastname@example.org for equiries.
We wish all our supporters and followers a fantastic 2017.