CHISIPITE JUNIOR SCHOOL ANTI-POACHING FUNDRAISING: ANOTHER FANTASTIC YEAR!

Zambezi Society Strategic Director, Richard Maasdorp (centre left in blue) and the Grade 6 classes of Chisipite Junior School Harare, and their teachers, who raised money for anti-poaching in 2019.

Zambezi Society Strategic Director, Richard Maasdorp (centre left in blue) and the Grade 6 classes of Chisipite Junior School Harare, and their teachers, who raised money for anti-poaching in 2019.

Once again, the Zambezi Society is bowled over by the enthusiasm and commitment shown by the teachers and pupils of Grade 6 at Chisipite Junior School in Harare, who this year raised a substantial sum to assist with anti-poaching ranger support and operations in the Zambezi Valley.

Thank you to teachers Joylene Malenga and Linda Mabika for inspiring their students to develop ways to fund-raise in their spare time for such a worthwhile cause. The money raised will help the Zambezi Society provide support to rangers in the field protecting elephants and other precious wildlife resources.

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We’ve said it before, but it’s worth repeating…. Chisipite Junior School must have set a world record! It is now more than 35 years (a whole generation of teachers and pupils!) that the school has been raising money to protect Zimbabwe’s endangered wildlife.

Zambezi Society Operations Manager, Peter Musto, with two of the Chisipite Junior School fund-raisers, working hard to attract funds in a local hardware store in Harare!

Zambezi Society Operations Manager, Peter Musto, with two of the Chisipite Junior School fund-raisers, working hard to attract funds in a local hardware store in Harare!

And it’s not just the money that counts. What’s really important is the whole learning process, and the development of skills for life: finding out about wildlife conservation needs in Zimbabwe, researching ways to fund-raise, deciding what to do and how to do it, getting out there and convincing people to donate, accounting for the funds, and handing them over to someone who will use them wisely and effectively.

Grade 6 Chisipite girls (of 2019 and of all the previous years), YOU ARE AWESOME!

THANK YOU, on behalf of the wild animals of the Zambezi, and the hard-working anti-poaching rangers who protect them.

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