Founded in April 2021, as a result of the first Chacma Champions Holiday Programme. Students from ARKYS Outreach Projects that show good leadership skills, compassion towards others and an enthusiasm to learn more about the environment and how they can make a difference to help conserve our natural world, will be chosen to join the Tembo Mentorship Programme. They will assist the facilitators in our projects and we, in turn, will teach them valuable life skills, facilitate training and help them to set up their own community projects. We will work with them towards an incredible ecocentric future!
“Our environment is what houses and helps our ecosystem grow and thrive. Without protecting and taking care of our environment we’re putting so many lives in danger such as animals, plants and crops, and even our own. All of the ecosystems that make up our environment are deeply connected. Small steps are key, and once you find how easy each is, you will be surprised how quickly you can make a positive difference in protecting our environment.” – Alaina Woodward (Kleinberg Primary)
Current students that are part of the Tembo Membership Programme are Alaina Woodward (Kleinberg Primary), Joshua Chown (Kommetjie Primary), Mbasa Duba (Ukhanyo Primary) and Tshilidzi Makungo (Ukhanyo Primary) from the Slangkop Chacma Champions Holiday Programme. Precious Kavule (Ukhanyo Primary) has been selected from the Guardians of the Deep Environmental Education Programme.
Current Skills Development Projects:
Film-making and Interviewing through a sponsored programme at Earth Kids TV
Citizen Science and the Scientific Method
Community Project Development
Tembo Mentors and Project Coordinator
ARKYS Outreach Project Coordinator: Sally Sivewright