The Imbewu project is run as a joint partnership between the Wilderness Foundation Africa and the Socio-Economic Transformation (SET) Department of SANParks.
It is made up of three-day Wilderness Experiential Trails, implemented on a scheduled basis throughout the year. The aim of Imbewu is to deliver quality primary outdoor experiences to stimulate, spark and inspire interest in the natural environment and conservation. This project also aims to provide our community the opportunity to rediscover the relationship between their cultures and nature through the power of education and the experience of their natural heritage: wilderness areas, national parks and their immediate natural environments.
SANParks encourages the use of national parks as learning centres where young South Africans can learn about their natural and cultural heritage. Addo Elephant National Park has a programme to facilitate access to the Park for schools in the local communities surrounding the park.
These visits incorporate both theoretical and practical experiences and includes a guided tour inside the Park.
Alternatively, SET staff also undertake visits to local schools throughout the year to commemorate specific environmental calendar day, participate in clean-up programmes, and general awareness raising initiatives at schools.
For further information contact the SET Officer on 042 233 8658 or [email protected]